Monthly Archives: May 2019

Dishwasher Controls Flash and Blink and Dishwasher Won’t Start

Dishwasher Controls Flash and Blink and Dishwasher Won't StartA dishwasher with flashing controls that refuses to start might have an easy fix – it could have the child lock or control lock turned on, or a delay wash option selected which will not allow the dishwasher to start.

Whether the dishwasher is made by Whirlpool, Maytag, GE or LG, many of them have child locks that prevent the dishwasher controls from being activated when the child lock is active. To clear the lock, try pressing the control lock for four seconds to disable, or consult the owner’s manual on how to clear.

The delay wash allows the dishwasher’s cycle to run during a later time. To cancel delay wash, simple press cancel/drain to cancel the delay cycle and then press start or resume the cycle. If that does not work, consult the owner’s manual or search on the internet for “how to cancel the delay wash function.”

If neither of these options works, the control panel might be displaying an error code or fault code. Use the internet to search for the error code, plus the make and model of the dishwasher, to find the meaning behind the code along with possible solutions. Or, consult the dishwasher’s owner’s manual.

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Dishwasher is Not Drying Dishes

Dishwasher is Not Drying Dishes If your dishes are coming out of your dishwasher wet after the heat dry cycle is complete, then there could be a problem with the heating element, high limit thermostat or even how the dishes are loaded.

Electrolux Dishwasher Heating Element 154825001

Electrolux Dishwasher Heating Element 154825001

Heating Element

Some dishwashers have a visible heating element located at the bottom of the tub which helps heat the air inside the dishwasher to evaporate water and dry the dishes. If your dishes are coming out cold and wet immediately after the heat-dry cycle, then there may be an issue with the heating element.

To do this, you will need to remove the dishwasher from under the counter in order to access the heating element terminals located under the dishwasher. This will also Continue reading

Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

The evaporator fan and motor and the evaporator coils are exposed once the plastic panel inside the freezer portion of a top-freezer refrigerator is removed.

A refrigerator that is noisy or loud could be caused by a problem with the one or more parts. Here’s how to troubleshoot.

GE Evaporator Fan Blade Part Number: WR60X10208 Evaporator Fan Blade for refrigerators.

Condensor or Evaporator Fan Blade

A buzzing sound could be cause by a fan blade hitting ice or another object when in operation. Both the evaporator fan – located in the freezer portion of the refrigerator and the condenser fan – located underneath or behind the refrigerator – have blades, so listen for where the sound is emanating from in order to trouble shoot it.

If the sound is emanating from the freezer and the evaporator fan, it might be due to Continue reading

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