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Just purchased a brandnew Kenmore 13243 Dishwasher but it doesnt

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Just purchased a brandnew Kenmore 13243 Dishwasher but it doesn't work. All wire connections @ buttom panel were tested & found true. Touch pad on the door doesn't respond when touched.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Hi my name isXXXXX will be assisting you with this problem.Please allow me some time to do research and type a response to each of your posts.

Do you see any lights on the control panel lit of is it dead?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Control Panel on door doesn't lightup.
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Can you give me the full model number from the sticker around the door, will look like this 665.12345678
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Model # XXXXX Ser# XXXXX
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Have you taken the cover off where the power hooks up removed the wire nuts and checked the wire nuts plus the wires? this is something that is generally overlooked.
Mike and 2 other Appliance Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What else do you need? Am only a DIYer homeowner
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Did you check the power hook up as I suggested in my last post?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Where is that located?
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
You would take the panel off under the door (1 screw either side) once this is off you will see a metal box where the wires go into, this is where the power hooks up. Shut the breaker off then take the cover off and wire nuts, check the wires for shorts or breaks, also check the wire nuts for scorching or damage.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I will allow the Sears tech to handle this when he arrives. Scheduled for today. An app't was scheduled yesterday.
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Ok have a great weekend.