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dishwasher stopped working possible problem?

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
hi looking for some advice,dishwasher has no power,over the last few days it has tripped the fusebox(for sockets only) when door was opened flipped switch back up and it worked fine until the next time but now it just has no power whatsoever.im not going to mess about with it myself just dont want ripped off when i get someone out to look at it also dont want to waste money getting someone out for them to say its beyond repair!!
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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It sounds like the fuse has blown. Which means that insulation has failed and you are getting an intermittent internal contact between something live and, probably, the protective earth. The first time it happened. the breaker tripped. The next time it happened, I suspect that the plug-top fuse, weakened by the first incidence, blew. Now, I'd say that, as it happened not when the machine was running but when you opened the door with it stopped, it probably isn't the motor or pump. Although a dishwasher is typically a lot simpler than a washing machine to repair, it can take a while to get at everything which might be needed if the fault is still intermittent and not always present.

So, we now come down to the economics of whether to scrap it or repair it. That's the bathtub curve - if it is old and well-used, then any number of other faults are likely to be waiting in the wings. You have to balance maybe only a few months use before it fails again for a different reason. If it is only just out of warranty, then, yes, it may be worth repairing - if spares are still available for it.

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#1
Sounds like the door latch, check it as it may be caked in muck and wires may be exposed hence tripping the fuse box, 3 pin plug okay and fully seated?
#2
bushes on the motor worn out
#3
not showing her who's boss....
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It sounds like the fuse has blown. Which means that insulation has failed and you are getting an intermittent internal contact between something live and, probably, the protective earth. The first time it happened. the breaker tripped. The next time it happened, I suspect that the plug-top fuse, weakened by the first incidence, blew. Now, I'd say that, as it happened not when the machine was running but when you opened the door with it stopped, it probably isn't the motor or pump. Although a dishwasher is typically a lot simpler than a washing machine to repair, it can take a while to get at everything which might be needed if the fault is still intermittent and not always present.

So, we now come down to the economics of whether to scrap it or repair it. That's the bathtub curve - if it is old and well-used, then any number of other faults are likely to be waiting in the wings. You have to balance maybe only a few months use before it fails again for a different reason. If it is only just out of warranty, then, yes, it may be worth repairing - if spares are still available for it.
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Grrrrrrrrrrr
It sounds like the fuse has blown. Which means that insulation has failed and you are getting an intermittent internal contact between something live and, probably, the protective earth. The first time it happened. the breaker tripped. The next time it happened, I suspect that the plug-top fuse, weakened by the first incidence, blew. Now, I'd say that, as it happened not when the machine was running but when you opened the door with it stopped, it probably isn't the motor or pump. Although a dishwasher is typically a lot simpler than a washing machine to repair, it can take a while to get at everything which might be needed if the fault is still intermittent and not always present.

So, we now come down to the economics of whether to scrap it or repair it. That's the bathtub curve - if it is old and well-used, then any number of other faults are likely to be waiting in the wings. You have to balance maybe only a few months use before it fails again for a different reason. If it is only just out of warranty, then, yes, it may be worth repairing - if spares are still available for it.

its a cda appliance has 5 year parts 2 year labour warranty but we bought the house last year so no idea when it was fitted but id say less than 4 years going by the condition of fitted kitchen i was thinking repair was still best option .

thanks for your help and to the others who posted

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