Why it fails: The wire harness may have a short or be defective. Replace the Door Latch Assembly. If the dishwasher door won't shut completely, this can prevent the appliance from starting. Potential Fixes . If that power cable is burned or any other problem happened its lost the connection, and your dishwasher not work. I can push the Cancel/Drain button and it seems to be working. Also, always remember to turn off the power source before you work on any type of electrical device. Frigidaire Dishwasher Not Working, No lights on the panel. This will send power to the motor start windings with a moving plunger that runs a set of contacts. The Timer Contacts Are Off. Frigidaire Dishwasher Light on but won’t start. I tried holding the start button for 5 seconds or more as sh … read more Another issue could be the timer. To resolve this issue, refer to the article: " Dishwasher does not switch on, does not start a cycle, does not automatically open the door at the end of a cycle " Learn more about troubleshooting a dishwasher that won't start or has no power. If it isn’t getting electricity, it won’t be able to power on the dishwasher. If the door doesn't latch shut, replace the latch mechanism. The start light continuously blinks rapidly —no beeps— despite nearly 20 minutes of no power. Even if the door latches fully, a problem with micro-switch in the door latch/switch assembly could keep the dishwasher from starting; in that case, replace the micro-switch. If your dishwasher turns on with the Power button, but won't start when you touch Start, see our article for Dishwasher doesn't start or fill with water. If you Frigidaire Dishwasher has no lights and not responding to any button on the panel, the first thing that you need to check is a junction box connection underneath the dishwasher on the right side. All of the buttons function, it just won't start washing. If your dishwasher has a manual timer, a clicking noise will occur as it sends power to the dishwasher throughout its cycle. I tried turning off the power to reset it, but that didn't work either. If you can’t access the control panel, you won’t be able to select settings, including the main power. 2. My problem ended up being a loose power connection in the back of the unit. It has never given me a problem since installation last spring. Depending on which model of dishwasher you own, you may have a main pump motor that is put into action via a start relay. Over time, the vibrations of the unit, along with opening and closing the door constantly, combined with the way I had mounted it caused it to become loose. 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