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Kitchenaid KDFE204ESS4 Dishwasher 3 Beeps, won't start

cortiz30022

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Location
Frisco, TX
Model Number
KDFE204ESS4
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
My Kitchenaid KDFE204ESS4 Dishwasher won't start. It will beep 3 times and then nothing. I tried resetting power. I saw a suggestion for a similar mode to hold "Heated Dry" and "Start" for 5 seconds. I have "heat dry" but it did not work. Any thoughts?
 

Jake

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Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Does it also do this when it beeps 3 times--->Won’t Start and Start/Resume Key LED Flashes 3 Times When Start/Resume Key is Pressed?

Jake
 

Jake

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Control looks for door to open between cycles:
- Customer didn’t open door between cycles.
- Door switch contacts stuck closed.

1. Open and close door, and then press Start/Resume key. Instruct customer to open door between cycles.
2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
3. Measure resistance of door switch contacts while checking mechanical operation of latch assembly.

Lets first check the door switch. Check the resistance of the door switch with a multimeter. Should be less than one ohm. High ohms=bad switch.

Here's the door latch switch assembly for your model you can order if yours is bad:
Door Latch WPW10653840


There is a video in the door latch switch part link that shows you how to remove it and replace it.

Jake
 
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