Dishwasher won’t start: the causes
Some of the causes of a washing machine not starting can easily be solved yourself. We’ve listed them here for you!
The dishwasher lacks power (or doesn’t start at all)
The most common cause of a dishwasher not starting is lack of power. This is because a dishwasher, like any other electrical product, needs sufficient power to work. Go through the steps below to determine if your dishwasher is getting enough power.
First, check that the plug is properly inserted into the outlet. Is that the case? Then see if the dishwasher is connected to its own group. If multiple appliances are connected to the same group, there may not be enough power to run the dishwasher.
Then test if the outlet is providing power. Plug in another appliance and see if it works. For a dual outlet, test both outlets. If it doesn’t work and your outlet is next to the water inlet, you may have a water scald. Then there may be water damage. Always consult an electrician or see if you can get assistance from the manufacturer’s chat function.
Dishwasher will not start because the door is not closed properly
A dishwasher will not start with an open door. This is to prevent all the dishwater from spilling onto your kitchen floor. Check that the door is closed. The door safety feature may be on, requiring you to close the door a little harder. Is the door properly closed and your dishwasher still does not start? If so, this is not the problem.
You have a problem with the water inlet
If your dishwasher will not start, it is also important to check the water inlet. This is because the dishwasher may not be getting any water, which is why it won’t start. The light comes on in the control panel to alert you that something is wrong with the water inlet.
Close the main valve, unplug the water inlet and check to see if anything is blocking the water inlet by inserting a long object into the water inlet. You will be able to feel any blockage and possibly pull it away right away.