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Whirlpool Dishwasher WDT970SAHVO won't run

Dishwasher will not turn on after choosing your cycle. You can select your cycle the time for normal wash shows 3:15. You then hit start and you get the 4 second count down to close the door. It latches but the unit does not start at all and on the time you see it went down to 1:30 and it continues to count down fast and just goes blank. Is it the control panel?

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Actually, the internal control board is suspect.

Posted on Aug 13, 2019

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SOURCE: Electronic controls don't count down properly

Your problem is the electronic control board and unfortant that you cant repair or even get parts for it . Only if you get the whole control board will you fix your problem assy unless you find a good appliance man that repairs electronic control boards

Posted on Apr 14, 2006

Anonymous

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SOURCE: problems with Whirlpool dishwasher model GU1500XTKB0

will these units (silo and jtrip) start back on their own? if so, it is likely they are heating the water.
otherwise it sounds like a logic board, unless there is a defective door switch or sensor issue.
electronics seem to be a recurring problem with whirlpool.
i would ask whirlpool (electorlux) to either buy it back or fix it.
good luck
mark

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Frigidaire PLD4460REC Dishwasher will not start

This is very likely due to a bad main electronic control board but the only way to know for sure is to do some electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter and the wiring diagram located within the appliance. If possible use the meter and the wiring diagram to check input/output voltages looking for discrepancies between the diagram and the actual meter readings.

Go here for Frigidaire Dishwasher Parts: http://www.repairclinic.com/Frigidaire-Dishwasher-Parts

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Posted on Feb 03, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: We have a Whirlpool Gold

I replaced the heater element on mine and that fixed the problem.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: brada dishwasher ef2401 wont start wash cycle

If it's under warranty, get someone to look at it. Probably a bad switch or sensor in the unit, could be something simple, and they're not hard to open up, but the soap dispenser mechanism has to be reassembled (it often falls apart upon taking the door apart). Last resort is the appliance serviceman. New house? New dishwasher? Warranty? That's your best option.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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Hello bckp,
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If your dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle

Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing? Opening the door or
interrupting the power stopped the cycle. Close the door and
press START/RESUME.
Does the Start/Resume indicator flash 3 times when you
press START/RESUME? The dishwasher is waiting for you to
open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door,
then press START/RESUME.
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latched.)
Is the right cycle selected? Refer to the “Cycle Selection
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Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse
blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor
automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not
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Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
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seconds during the main wash.

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Check the overfill protection float that is able to move up and down
freely? Press down to release.

Let me know if any of these procedures helped you?

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