If you own a Frigidaire Dishwasher, you already know how much ease and convenience this simple home appliance can add to your life.
In fact, without needing to wash your dishes by hand, you’re able to have considerably more time to rest and relax after cooking those excellent, mouth-watering meals.
This also means that when your dishwasher fails to work correctly, you’re often left frustrated, annoyed, and it’s not long before the dishes start to pile up.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to put together the following basic troubleshooting guide on what to do when the Frigidaire dishwasher loses power.
Note that it’s never safe to perform repairs or maintenance to your home appliances when they’re still plugged in. Before attempting any repairs, make sure to unplug the unit or shut off the power at your home’s main electrical panel.
This prevents damage to your appliances, as well as reducing your risk of injury from electric shock.
Before proceeding with troubleshooting your dishwasher, the first thing to do is to make sure that it is in, in fact, properly plugged into a working wall outlet.
It’s not overly common for your unit to become unplugged, but if you’ve recently moved the appliances, it is possible that the plug was knocked loose by accident.
Then, once you’ve made sure that the appliance is properly plugged in, you’ll want to proceed to your home’s main electrical panel to check for any tripped breakers.
Breakers are designed to cut off power in certain circumstances, which helps prevent damages to your home and your appliances and prevent electrical fires.
Therefore, if your dishwasher has a short circuit somewhere inside its wiring, or if it has a leak, which has caused some of the wiring to short circuit, you may be dealing with a tripped breaker.
If you find that your breaker has been tripped, try to turn it back on.
If it stays on, then recheck your dishwasher to see if it now has power.
If not, and the breaker continues to trip, it’s almost a sure-fire sign that you’re dealing with a short circuit somewhere in the appliance itself.
If you know what you’re looking for, you can check your unit for signs of a short. However, it’s often best to leave these types of diagnoses to the professionals.
Similarly, many older homes may have a fuse box rather than a breaker panel.
Although fuses are different from breakers, their duty is also to prevent electrical surges and fires. However, once a fuse blows, the main difference is that it can’t be turned back on and will need to be replaced.
At the same time, depending on your model, your dishwasher may also have a built-in fuse. Therefore, it might be best to refer yourself to your owner’s manual to locate such fuses and check them.
If you find any burnt or blown fuses, you’ll need to replace them. However, if there’s an underlying issue that caused the fuse to blow in the first place, you’ll continue to blow fuses until it is resolved.
In some cases, the reason why you’ve tripped a breaker or have blown a fuse is that there’s something wrong with your dishwasher’s main control board.
This component is essentially the heart and soul of your dishwasher.
Therefore, if there’s anything wrong with it, you may experience a dishwasher that won’t turn on or that won’t respond when you try to start a wash cycle.
With that said, diagnosing and repairing a faulty control panel isn’t something that anybody should attempt. Unless you’re experienced with appliance repairs such as these, it’s safer and more comfortable to contact a trained appliance technician.
Most of the time, if your control panel isn’t working, the entire component will need to be replaced. If you decide to attempt this on your own, always make sure first to unplug the unit and make sure that you’ve purchased the correct replacement parts before proceeding.
Whether you’re dealing with a malfunctioning dishwasher or any other type of home appliance, it’s good to know that the experts at Denver Appliance Pros are only a quick call away!
We’ve been in the industry for years and know our way around the home and commercial appliances like the backs of our hands. Plus, we service all makes and models of major brand name appliances, which means that no matter what type of appliance troubles you’re having, we can fix it!
Are you looking for parts, service, repairs or installation in Denver or surrounding areas? Don’t hesitate to contact Denver Appliance Pros today!