If you are looking to fix the problems with your Dacor dishwasher, look no further! This comprehensive Dacor dishwasher troubleshooting guide will provide you common issues and their troubleshoot tips. So, read this PartsIPS blog to know how do you troubleshoot a dishwasher problem?
Dacor Dishwasher Troubleshooting Tips
When your Dacor dishwasher won't turn on, not cleaning, not draining, leaking, or having any other common issue, find the solution here.
Dishwasher Not Cleaning
Generally, the water inlet valve in the machine allows water to enter the dishwasher. When this valve is clogged or faulty, the water doesn't enter the unit. That results in your appliance won't get enough water to clean the dishes properly. If your water inlet valve is clogged, try replacing it. Make sure you do not attempt to clean the valve.
Also, you have to check the center and lower wash assemblies, lower wash arm, circulation pump, pump & motor assembly, wash impeller, circulation and drain pump motor, etc. for any damages that occurred. If there is a fault in any component, replace it.
Dishwasher Not Draining
In your Dacor dishwasher, the drain impeller pushes water through the drain hose into the drain line or garbage disposer. So, first, check the drain impeller whether it has broken or not. If it is damaged, you should replace it.
Buttons Not Working
In this situation, initially, you have to confirm that your appliance's display is working. If the display is working, try pressing some of the buttons on the touchpad. If some of the buttons respond properly but other buttons are not responding, then the touchpad might be faulty. Therefore, replace the Dacor dishwasher touchpad. Some manufactures offer the touchpad separately without the control panel. While others sell touchpad and control panel together. So, if you are unable to replace the touchpad individually, then replace both the touchpad, control panel as well.
Dishwasher Lights Blinking or Flashing
The heating element is the key to heat the water to operating temperature. So, when water in your unit does not meet the right temperature after a set amount of time, a light might start flashing on the control board. You can determine if the heating element has burned out by using a multimeter. Test the element for continuity with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, you must replace the heating element in the Dacor dishwasher.
As we said in the above section, the water inlet valve opens to allow the water to enter the dishwasher. When the inlet valve's stuck is open, your appliance continues to fill with the water until it overflows or leaks. Hence, see if the inlet valve is damaged. As water inlet valves are not repairable, you should replace it when it is defective.
Unit Leaking at Motor Area
The foremost thing you need to do is to determine the source of the leak. If the water is leaking from the motor shaft area, the motor shaft seal might be defective. If the shaft seal is at fault, you can replace it with a new one. You can purchase the seal separately from the impeller or both together. Moreover, if you need an entire pump and assembly instead of the seal and impeller, they are available at some manufacturers. However, you have to purchase it as per your requirement.
Dacor Dishwasher Will Not Start
What would cause my dishwasher to stop working?
When your dishwasher's door is open, it prevents it from running. If the door switch is defective, it prevents the unit from starting even when the door is closed. So, test the switch with a multimeter. If the door switch doesn't have continuity when you test it with a multimeter, simply replace it.
Thermal fuse also caused to shuts off the power to the dishwasher. When the thermal fuse overheats, it will blow so that check and replace, if it is.
The door latch is responsible to shut the door. If the door does not latch correctly, it will prevent the unit from running.
Dispenser Not Dispensing Soap
A metal loop that serves as a lock for the dispenser door is the bi-metal actuator. It deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it, because electricity is applied to the bi-metal. If the bi-metal burnt out, it will not release the dispenser door. Use a multimeter to test it for consistency to determine whether the bi-metal has burned out. Replace it if the bi-metal does not have continuity.
Moreover, make sure the dishwasher gets enough water. The wash motor cannot draw adequate current through the bimetal if the water level is too low, causing the bimetal not to bend sufficiently to work efficiently.
Sometimes you may observe Dacor dishwasher error codes. If you are getting these Dacor dishwasher codes, refer to the company's manual so that you can fix the issue. In the manufacturer's manual, they will provide you solutions for codes like Dacor dishwasher error code f10, Dacor dishwasher f11 error code, etc. Therefore, you can avoid the errors that you got in your appliance.
If you have followed the above Dacor dishwasher troubleshooting guide and still have not solved your problem, then consult an appliance repair person to fix it. When to replace faulty parts, don't waste time because PartsIPS provides you Dacor parts. We recommend our OEM and low-cost Dacor dishwasher parts for replacement.
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