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Have a GE Quiet Power 3 Dishwasher. Went to reun it and when I closed the door no lights came on to pick a wash cycle. Nothing like it lost power. No buttons work, nothing. Opened door and removed inside door panel. Have power at door latch switch. Actually have power at all 4 connections and doesn't change when engaging switch as if door was closed. Switch does click but no power at front control panel. Whats up. I have my own Handyman/Home Remodeling business and I'm very good at fixing things


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If your dishwasher is not running check the following
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\015\012You have already taken care of the 1st item.

Power Supply

The main power supply is the first thing to check. Also remove the toe kick and the cover on the power box and check the connections. Also check for 120 volt at the power box.

Hi - Limit Fuse

This will fail if your dishwasher overheats and occassionally with power surges. This is easy to check, inexpensive and a quick fix. Just check the terminals for continuity ( remember always remove one wire) if you have none replace the hi limit fuse.

Door Switch

This is the second place to look. Again an inexpensive easy fix. The following video will walk you thru checking the door switch. The power comes into the main power box and usually runs to the door switch next before entering the main control module.

Main Control Module / Timer

The main control module or mechanical timer controls all the functions of the dishwasher. To check this you will need to find the 2 leads that supply the power to the control. They will be marked on the wiring diagram. They usually come from the hi - limit fuse or the door switch. When the door is latched you should have 120 volts entering the main control. If you do not the problem is not the control. If you do have power entering the control but none of the functions work properly or it does not respond at all you will need to replace the control module, this is easy to replace but not very inexpensive to purchase. Consider the age and overall condition when purchasing this part.
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