What To Do When Your Dishwasher Breaks Down?

The home dishwasher is one of those appliances people love out of the absolute convenience.  Fill it after family meals, turn it on and go to work or bed.  The next time you check, the dishes are clean and ready to put away.  It is only a matter of time before the cycle (pun intended) starts anew.

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The thing about a home appliance is when they stop working it is never a pleasant situation.  This is true with the refrigerator all the way to the home washing machine.

There are a few things that can cause the family dishwasher to stop working.  Here are a few of the possibilities.  Dishwashers combine two things that do not get along well – water and electricity.  Please do not try any repairs outside of checking the basics on your own.  Call Jamerson Appliance Repair for help.


The first thing to check is the power.  There is always a chance the breaker tripped, so check that first.  If it is tripped, there is a chance of a more serious issue at hand.  Please give us a call.

Door is not latched

The door of the dishwasher has to be closed completely before the cycling will begin.  If you are certain the door is closed but the unit will still not start, there is an issue with the switch between the door and controls.  We will need to check and make the necessary repair if this is the issue.

Control panel, fuse and timer

The buttons you see on the top of the unit are just to let you know what each does.  The actual work is done with a control panel and circuit board.  These are relatively easy to replace and will get the dishwasher back running as soon as the work is done.

There is a necessary fuse that cuts power to the unit for heat control.  A blown fuse must be replaced.

Finally, there is a timer in the unit that controls a variety of functions.  It, too, must be replaced if faulty. Very often, a simple replacement is all that is necessary for a malfunctioning dishwasher.  Contact Jamerson Home Repair if you are having issues.

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