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Amana Dishwasher ADB1100AWS3 dishwasher start button doesn’t work, no power


Oct 9, 2021
Santa Ana, CA
Model Number
6-10 years
All of a sudden, my dishwasher stopped working. The lights do not come on and Start button doesn’t work due to no power. We have tried troubleshooting it watching a YouTube video but it was not the same model.
So every button, other than Start does, responds and works fine?

Check responsiveness of each key.
If some keys do not respond:
- Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
- Disassemble door and inspect for correct assembly of control, console, and button tree.
- Adjust assembly to eliminate stuck keys, reassemble door and test each key.
- If key(s) still stuck/ unresponsive, replace control board.

Here's the service manual for your model: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14q4jevRKIPpqePRlQrXGRRJyWpIa8wUS/view?usp=sharing Page 4-6 through Page 4-8 shows you how to access those parts.

Here's the control board for your model:

Let us know what you find.

Or you not getting any power to the dishwasher at all?

If that's the case I'd first verify your getting 120 volts in the main junction power box underneath the dishwasher. Where you house power line connects to the main electrical of the dishwasher, Across Black and White should read 120 volts. There should be 2 wire nuts that connect the main power line to your dishwasher in the junction box underneath the dishwasher.

Just remove the very bottom access panel and you will see that junction box.

If your getting 120 volts to the dishwasher, then it can be a broken door latch switch that's making it not come on.

Here's the door switch for your model:
Door Switch WPW10274880

Here's how to ohm test it:


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