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Dishwasher won’t start but has power? Here is what to do.

Having a dishwasher that won't run when you know there's power getting through is immensely frustrating. Sometimes the problem is actually very simple to resolve. Here are a few things you should check before calling for dishwasher repair in London.

Clear computer glitches

As you'll know from your laptop or PC, sometimes switching an electronic device off and back on again can be enough to clear a simple glitch. Try switching off at the circuit breaker waiting for two minutes then switching back on again.

Use the reset feature to fix a computer error

Many modern machines have a specific reset process, unfortunately, this varies across models:

If your Bosch dishwasher won't start but has power, try pressing the cancel buttons simultaneously and holding them down for 10 seconds.

When you have a Whirlpool dishwasher with lights on but it won't start, you need to open the door and press the combination 'heated dry, normal, heated dry, normal. You need to press the two buttons alternately, twice within 3 seconds of pressing the first button for the first time. Then close the door.

If you have another model, for instance, a Samsung dishwasher that won't start but has power, check your owners manual for reset codes.

Check that the door is securely latched

If your Frigidaire dishwasher won't start but has power, Electrolux (the manufacturer of this brand) recommend that you check for racks sticking out or dishes blocking the door. They also highlight the importance of a well-fitting, clean gasket. Food particles or detergent build up on the gasket can be enough to prevent the seal from being solid and the machine going into a safety lockdown.

Door latches can fail or break

This can happen on any model of dishwasher of course. It's one of the things that's been identified as a common problem when people have contacted help forums stating that their LG dishwasher won't start but has power. The latch will need to be replaced. This isn't a difficult job and providing you can order the part you might well be able to do it yourself.

Check delay-start settings or child locks

All these clever features are sent to make life easier and safer. Honest! But. Before calling the repairman it is just worth checking to make sure you, or a child hasn't pressed a button that's stopping the machine from working because it 'thinks' you've asked it not to!

Other simple checks

Check that your water isn't switched off or the pressure low, and that hoses haven't become crushed or kinked preventing the machine from operating.

When to Call a Technician

Once you've established that none of these easily resolved problems are causing your dishwasher not to start it's time to call a service engineer. You may need a new float switch, a thermal fuse, a new control panel, or something else. A technician will get to the root of the problem much more easily than you can and in a fraction of the time.

Arranging dishwasher repairs in London is easy enough to do. You'll be able to get a quote over the phone or online once you've described the problem and most repair services have some weekend availability too.