Hi thanks for the qustion.
What model # XXXXX you have ?
My wife went home and read to me what we think it the model #. ADB2200AWB. Is that the model #?
I took the kick plate off yesterday and think I know what box you are talking about. How can I tell if it has failed?
When I get home I turn off the power in the circuit breaker to the dishwasher, then I will take off the kickplate and find the box. What should I do from there? Remove the screws and open the box? How can I tell if its bad?
Here is the break down for the d/w the door switch has two little micro switches.the little button on the switch should click when pushed
I think the link you sent me goes to diagrams for refrigerators.
Also, should I find a burnt wire in the box under the kickplate, how do I repair it?
Sorry about that.you will see two wire nut connectors. remove the connectors and see if there both look ok.
When I click on the link, am I to then click on the "control panel" picture? It appears item #4 is a door switch. If the little button on the switch doesn't click, then it needs to be replaced, is that correct?
Back to the burnt wires/ wire nut connectors. How can I tell if the nut connectors are OK?
Thank you so much for your help so far.
Yes you will be able to feel the little switch it will click.the wire nuts will be discolored.
The burt wires in the box is a common problem
So I just trim the wire where its burnt and use a new connector? How do I use a new connector? is that another part I have to purchase?
After all of these discussions, the wife doesnt feel comfortable with me trying to fix it myself b/c I have never done something like this before.
Thank you for all your help. I am sorry I cant put it to good use.
If I have any questions in the future, is there anyway I can get a direct contact to you or do I have to go through this website and hope that its you who responds.
This is not a hard job to do.
And there is a first time.as long as the power is not at the d/w you have nothing to fear.and you can ask for me
I checked the box under the kickplate and the wires didnt look burnt. I couldnt get the plastic caps off the wire tips, but the plastic connector looked fine.
I went to step 2 and the control panel. The diagram you sent me says there is a screw in the side for step 1, but I dont see that. I see screws all along the inside of the door and across the top. They arent phillips head and they arent allen wrench either. THey almost look like a 6 sided star. I dont have anything that will fit in it. Do you know what this is?
The screws are called torx screws.You can buy them at any hardware store.
Ok, Thank you for all your help. I will have no time this week to attempt to fix the dishwasher. Held the wife off until tonight. We cant live another week w/out this thing working so I am going to have to waive the white flag, call in the professional and thank you again for all your help. Will this posting remain available to me in the future if I use the link I was sent in my email every time you responded?
If you want I will let you know what the problem was so you can add it to your possible solutions in the future to a person who has a similar problem.
Let me know how you made out.
The Appliance Doc