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Admiral Dishwasher Won't Start

DWD1500AWW

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dishwasher won't start are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dishwasher won't start

Cause 1Door Switch

The door switch prevents the dishwasher from running while the door is open. If the door switch is defective, the switch will prevent the dishwasher from running even when the door is closed. To determine if the door switch is at fault, use a multimeter to test the switch for continuity. If the switch does not have continuity, replace it.

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Parts
Door Switch for your AdmiralDishwasher
Door Switch - Part # 1012057 Mfg Part # WP99002751
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Cause 2Door Latch

The door latch ensures that the dishwasher door latches shut. If the door does not latch properly, the door switch might prevent the dishwasher from running. If the door latch is broken, replace it.

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Door Latch for your AdmiralDishwasher
Door Latch - Part # 1550176 Mfg Part # WPW10275768

Door latch and switches without handle. For handle see Related Items.

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Cause 3Door Latch

The door latch ensures that the dishwasher door latches shut. If the door does not latch properly, the door switch might prevent the dishwasher from running. If the door latch is broken, replace it.

Parts
Door Latch for your AdmiralDishwasher
Door Latch - Part # 4382318 Mfg Part # W10862259

Door latch & handle assembly, black

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Cause 4Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher. If there is a problem with the main control board, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher, causing the dishwasher not to start. Control boards are often misdiagnosed—make sure you check more commonly defective parts before replacing the main control board.

Parts
Main Control Board for your AdmiralDishwasher
Main Control Board - Part # 1184352 Mfg Part # 12002713

Electronic control board. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed and requires electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter to determine if it is defective.

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Cause 5Touchpad and Control Panel

To determine if the touchpad is at fault, try pressing various buttons on the touchpad. If some of the buttons don’t respond, the touchpad might be defective. (Some manufacturers sell the touchpad separately from the control panel. Other manufacturers require that you purchase the touchpad and control panel together. If you cannot replace the touchpad individually, replace the touchpad and control panel.)

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Touchpad and Control Panel for your AdmiralDishwasher
Touchpad and Control Panel - Part # 1469675 Mfg Part # 6-919394

Touchpad and control panel assembly, white