Samsung dishwasher won’t turn on. Your Samsung Dishwasher isn’t starting, and you’re ready to throw in the towel.
This is a common problem and one that can prevent your dishes from getting that good old scrubbing they need.
However, there are a few simple steps you can take to get it back up and running again.
We’ll run through some of the most likely reasons why this appliance might not be working and show how an issue about power, cycles, or other settings could be the culprit behind the pedal-to-the-metal screech of nothingness.
Samsung dishwasher won’t turn on
There are usually simple solutions to troubleshooting Samsung dishwashers that won’t start.
This guide contains some easy solutions and DIY fixes.
Broken Door Latch
A dishwasher door latch is like a lock and key. When the door closes, it latches shut.
Inside is another mechanism that tells the machine to begin a cycle if the dishwasher has power.
If the machine isn’t getting power when it’s on, then sometimes you might even hear an alarm beeping.
But before you panic and think something from outside your house that came in through your open front door caused this issue, check to make sure the latch itself hasn’t broken off or gotten stuck.
It could also signify a bigger problem with your dishwasher so repairmen recommend addressing this issue more quickly than others.
Faulty Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is the device that shuts off the dishwasher if it starts to overheat. If you see the fuse blowing, it’s usually due to a build-up of moisture and this needs to be removed before you can use your dishwasher again.
You can find out whether or not the fuse is still working by using a multimeter on it if there is no continuity on the fuses then get a replacement as it likely had water damage.
To see if the touchpad is at fault, try pressing the various buttons that are around it. If a couple of them don’t respond to your input, the touchpad may be defective.
It may be necessary to replace your touchpad if you find something wrong with it.
Some manufacturers sell their parts as separate items (so check if you can buy a replacement just for the touchpad), but others require that you purchase everything together (so replacements can run into a lot of money).
Problem with Control Panel
When trying to figure out if the touchpad is faulty, try pressing various buttons on the touchpad itself.
If some of the buttons do not respond in any way when pushed, it could indicate a defect in the touchpad itself.
Sometimes manufacturers sell a defective touchpad separately from other defective parts; other times they aren’t sold individually and have to be replaced along with another that may be broken.
If you cannot purchase a separate one, then simply replace the whole control panel and maybe even upgrade if necessary.
The timer is an accessory that allows power to flow in the proper parts at the proper times.
If a faulty timer sends electricity through the wrong passages, it may stop various appliances from working, including your dishwasher.
So before you take time out to replace the timer in your dishwasher make sure you check for more commonly defective components that might be causing the problem – such as fuses and power cords.
Main Control Board issue
The main control board controls most of the critical functions of all dishwashers. If one, or more, of these systems, are affected, the dishwasher may not begin to operate.
The main control board can get a bad reputation for being faulty; however, it is possible that there may only be something wrong with one of the other components that it controls.
To make sure you have properly diagnosed the problem before replacing the main control board, check some of the more commonly malfunctioning parts first.