If you’re here because you have a Samsung dishwasher not turning on, you’re not alone. A dishwasher that won’t start can be frustrating, especially when you have a pile of dishes waiting to be cleaned. But don’t worry, there are several reasons why this could be happening, and we’re here to help you diagnose and fix the issue.
Common Causes of a Samsung Dishwasher Not Turning On
When your dishwasher won’t start, it could be due to a functional failure that requires repair. It could just as easily be a simple user error problem though, which is why we’re addressing both possibilities in this guide.
1. Dishwasher Not Getting Power
One of the most common reasons why a Samsung dishwasher won’t start is because it’s not getting power. This could be due to a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. To check if this is the case, locate your home’s electrical panel and look for the circuit breaker that controls the dishwasher. If it’s tripped, flip it off and then back on again to reset it.
Do not under any circumstances pull out or unplug your dishwasher to check for incoming power issues. This can be a very dangerous task that should always be left to an experienced dishwasher repair technician.
2. Using the Incorrect Dishwasher Settings
Sometimes, a Samsung dishwasher won’t start because the wrong settings have been selected. Make sure that you’re selecting the appropriate cycle and options for your load of dishes. If you’re not sure which settings to use, consult your dishwasher manual for guidance. Some of the most common settings issues include:
- Don’t forget to select a cycle: Always remember to select a cycle before pressing the Start button to ensure your Samsung dishwasher will run properly.
- Check for Delayed Start or Child Lock: If your dishwasher won’t start, it could be due to the Delayed Start function or the child lock being engaged. Be sure to check that these options are disabled before starting your dishwasher.
- Pay attention to error codes: Blinking lights on your dishwasher could be an indication of an error code. Consult your user manual for troubleshooting advice if you encounter an error code.
- Watch out for a wet or malfunctioning touchpad: A wet touchpad can be easily wiped dry with a clean cloth, but a damaged touchpad may require replacement. If multiple buttons on the touchpad don’t respond, it’s likely that the touchpad is damaged and needs to be replaced.
Door Latch Not Working Properly
Another potential reason why your Samsung dishwasher won’t turn on is that the door is not fully latched closed. Push the door to make sure it’s fully closed so the safety latch can engage. Also, make sure no dishes or other items are blocking the door from closing all the way.
Then, try closing it again and see if the dishwasher starts. If the door latch has failed, it will need to be replaced by a professional repair technician.
Faulty Dishwasher Components
If none of the above issues are causing your Samsung dishwasher not to turn on, it’s possible that there’s a faulty component within the dishwasher. One such component could be the touchpad, which allows you to select the appropriate cycle and options. If the touchpad is not working, it will need to be replaced.
Another component that could be causing the issue is the start button. If the start button is not working, it will need to be replaced by a professional repair technician.
If you’ve tried troubleshooting the issue but still have a Samsung dishwasher not turning on, it’s best to contact a professional repair technician at Caesar’s Appliance Sales & Service. We can help diagnose and fix the problem safely and efficiently.
And for more helpful dishwasher tips, find out how to prevent dishwasher odors, or learn whether you’re using the best type of dishwasher detergent!