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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Will Not Start

ssandor

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Feb 26, 2014
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Location
United States
Model Number
KUDI01ILBL3
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
My Kitchenaid dishwasher will not start. It is at least 7 years old. The lights work on the control panel when choosing the cycles but after I press the start button, nothing happens.After about 20-30 seconds the cycle light just go out. I checked the thermal fuse (which was fine) and replaced a cracked handle on the door assembly as well as checking the fuse in the door assembly (also fine). I also tried a reboot. During the reboot, the dishwasher seemed to cycle through everything. Afterwards I pressed the cancel button which ran for about 2 minutes. What should I check next? Thanks!
 
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ivoidwarranties

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Does the start button turn solid from blinking when pressed? *if it is supposed to- it's not one of my brands I fix regularly.

Had one which didn't start because button wasn't working correctly. Sounds like yours is not getting start command. And I can't believe nobody offers much input on KitchenAid issues, no offense to Jeff and forum creators/mods.
 

ssandor

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First, thanks for replying on the thread. Next, No. In fact, no light comes on at all when I press the start button. Only the lights on the cycle lights stay on for about 30 seconds and then go out. I assume this is the default when the washer does not get the start command. So what should I check next?
 

Jake

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First, thanks for replying on the thread. Next, No. In fact, no light comes on at all when I press the start button. Only the lights on the cycle lights stay on for about 30 seconds and then go out. I assume this is the default when the washer does not get the start command. So what should I check next?
Then its your control panel that's bad. Very common issue for this problem your having.

Here's the control panel assembly for your model you can order:
Whirlpool 8531239 Panel-Cntl - AppliancePartsPros.com


Jake
 

Jake

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