When such an unpleasant situation arises, there are several reasons for the problem. Frigidaire dishwashers are represented by a wide range of models. Below will be an overview of the most common causes of breakdowns in such household appliances, which include:
- burnt out thermal fuse of the control panel;
- poor connection of the power supply in the distribution module;
- oxidation processes in the ribbon cable that corrode the boards in the touch panel.
Troubleshooting Simple Operation Problems
If the dishwasher does not respond when switched on, check the switch first. To reset the automatic shutdown of the equipment, turn the equipment to the OFF position, and then try again to turn on the machine.
If there is a lit indicator on the control panel and there is no reaction of the unit to switching on, you need to find a button with a lock icon on the control panel. It must be pressed and held for three seconds to unlock.
On some models of Frigidaire dishwashers, the Heat Dry pillow acts as a lock, while others have a control panel lock. To deactivate the lock in models with the Heat Dry system, press the pillow for at least three seconds until the sound signal appears. After that, the indicator on the panel will go out and the machine will start working.
The dishwasher turns on but does not start
If the unit of this brand does not start when you press the “Start” button, provided that the indicators on the control panel are on, then the breakdown problem is most likely in the touchpad or in the ribbon cable that is connected to it. It may have gotten wet and corroded the contacts. To fix this problem, you need to dismantle the front panel and clean the cable contacts from rust.
If such an operation does not work, then most likely you will need to install a new touch panel.
Frigidaire dishwasher panel does not work
In this case, it is necessary to check the quality of the connection of the distribution unit, which is located on the right in the machines of this brand. The power cable is connected to the distribution block when the machine is installed. If the connection is made incorrectly, after a certain period of operation, the wires may burn out or become disconnected.
Disconnect the dishwasher from the mains before starting repairs. Then strip the burned-out wire and connect it to the new Marrette connector.
The breakdown of dishwashers can also be caused by a blown thermal fuse located on the control panel board. It protects the touch panel from overheating during unit operation. Damage to the thermal fuse is caused by a short circuit or overheating. To replace it with a new part, you will need:
- put the switch in the OFF position;
- open the door of the machine and remove its front panel;
- remove the housing from the control panel;
- disconnect the blown fuse from the board;
- install a new thermal fuse.
The two wires on the new fuse need to be connected directly to the board.