Dishwasher power gone???


I have a Kenmore Elite DW and today is has no power. I checked the breaker for its dedicated circuit and it was not tripped. I reset it anyway. There were no other breakers tripped.
I thought before I start digging into this I might ask here if anyone knows where on this machine I should start looking? The manual that came with it is uselesss.
Ideas please? Thanks
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wrote:

GFCI? Check -- reset it....
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Switch in the kitchen that apparently does nothing? We have one of those, next to the disposer switch.
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On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 16:41:06 -0500, " snipped-for-privacy@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"

LOL.
We had a switch in the front hall that apparently did nothing. Turned out, it did nothing. It was there in case we put in a light pole at the end of the driveway. I think connecting the wire would have requred going into the crawl space, which was all mud whenever I looked.
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We have another switch in the kitchen and one in the dining room that do nothing. The one in the kitchen was there for "nook" lights in the wall between the kitchen and a bedroom (dumb-assed place to put a bedroom). We had the builder knock the wall down and make the stupid bedroom into a dining room. The switch in the dining room was for the ceiling fan, something not really wanted in a formal dining room. ;-)
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The first thing to check, is if there is a switch on the counter or in the sink base cabinet, that controls the DW. It's also possible that it is plugged into an outlet in the sink base cabinet. If none of the above, you'll need to remove the access panel at the front, bottom of the machine, remove the junction box cover located inside, and check for power.
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wrote:

Not even when you manually cycle the machine, stopping at different parts of the cycle?

It's an operation manual, not a service manual.

Whether your machine is hard-wired to the electricity or maybe plugged in, find the place where it connects to the power and check with a meter if there 110 volts or so coming from the wall. If not, you still have an electric supply problem, a failed circuit breaker maybe (not very likely) or you are mixed up and measuring the votage from the dishwasher, not the voltage from the fuse box.
If Yes, leave the DW unplugged or undo the wire nuts and disconnect the wires from the power wires, and then, with the dw On, measure the resistance between the two wires that come from the dishwasher. (If you think you may have mixed up which pair of wires is which, measure for voltage before measuring for resistance.)
I have no idea what Elite means, but if turning the DW on doesn't yield a less than infinite resistance between the two wires that power it, you have a bad on/off switch somewhere.
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On 8/14/2010 14:23, bobmct wrote:

Many dishwashers have a switch that cuts all power if the door is not completely closed. If that's OK, the next place to check is the power actually getting to the dishwasher. Many installations use a cord and plug to a receptacle under the sink or in an adjacent cabinet.
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On 8/15/2010 1:20 AM, Bob wrote:

I'd take Bob's advice, except check power first. The switch is hidden, and like all things mechanical can break. Some devices like Microwaves have multiple interlocks, I doubt this is necessary on a dishwasher.
It's usually a good idea to check Google first:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Kenmore+Elite+No+Power
Jeff (who at one time or another has fixed all my appliances)
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