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- 1-5 years
Hi, my Whirlpool dishwasher starts up fine. It begins a normal wash cycle but at some point during the cycle, the dishwasher stops running and the control panel becomes unresponsive. I say at some point because the timing is sporadic. Sometimes it happens within 2 minutes, sometimes it happens 20 minutes into the cycle. This has been happening for about a week. Last night I discovered that if I push the door on the right side I can get the power to come back to the control panel and restart the dishwasher. If I don't push on the door power will come back at some point. I was able to get the cycle to complete by sitting with my foot pressed against the bottom right corner of the door. (Apparently I was super desperate to figure out what was going on!) This makes me wonder if there is a short in the wire between the control panel and the power outlet? Am I on the right track? If so, how can I test that?