Frigidaire is a brand of appliances sold by the Electrolux Group. Frigidaire offers both built-in and portable dishwashers with features like delay start and energy-efficient cycles. If your dishwasher won’t start, you may have a power or water issue. You can usually fix these issues without outside assistance, which saves you money if your dishwasher warranty is expired.
Door Not Closing
Your Frigidaire commonly does not start because you have not completely closed the door. Push the door in place, and then press the “Start/Resume” button. If the door won’t close, push in any racks sticking out too far, and move any dishes blocking the door. Check the door gaskets, and clean them if they are dirty. Food particles or detergent can build up on the gasket surface. See if the gaskets are falling off or torn. Replace the gaskets.
See if the power cord on your Frigidaire dishwasher is inserted completely into the outlet. Verify that the outlet is live by plugging in a lamp into the outlet. If the lamp doesn’t turn on, plug the dishwasher power cord into another outlet. See if your power is on by turning on an appliance plugged into another outlet. Check your circuit breaker, and reset if tripped. Look at your home fuses, and replace any that are blown.
If your dishwasher won’t run, fully turn on the water supply valve. If the valve won’t turn or is stuck, you must replace it. Check your water inlet hoses, and straighten if kinked. If the hoses are torn or badly crushed, get new ones. Clean out the hose if dirty or if limescale buildup is present. Test the water pressure with a water pressure gauge. If the pressure is below 30 psi, shut off water in other parts of the home, and avoid running appliances like washing machines. Wait for the water pressure to return to normal before restarting the dishwasher.
If your Frigidaire has the delay-start feature, verify that you have not accidentally selected the delay-start option. Cancel the cycle, and then select a washing cycle. If your washer still won’t start, remove the dishwasher from the power supply, and open up the main housing. Examine the wiring and the door switch. The door switch has a plastic casing from which four wires hang. If any of the connections are broken or corroded, change out the wiring or the door switch. Contact an authorized Frigidaire parts supplier or Frigidaire directly to obtain the door switch.
How to Unclog a Frigidaire Dishwasher
Frigidaire dishwashers do not have removable filters. The designers have optimistically provided self-cleaning filters only. And yet we have all come across...
My Dishwasher Gets Stuck with the Lock Light On
Certain dishwashers will flash various status indicator lights if a problem has occurred with the dishwasher, such as a water fill error...
My Frigidaire Dishwasher Will Not Dry
No matter how well your Frigidaire dishwasher washes the dishes inside of it, it still will not work as effectively as it...
My Frigidaire Dishwasher Does Not Cycle
You can stand near your Frigidaire dishwasher after you begin the cycle and listen through the door as it goes from phase...
My Dishwasher Has No Power
A dishwasher usually operates without any problems. But, if your dishwasher won’t start, it's easy to get frustrated and think that you...
Standing Water Will Not Drain in a Frigidaire Dishwasher
Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux, offers built-in and portable dishwashers, which come with features like delayed start and stainless steel finishes. Frigidaire...