Model #DU2000B MAGIC CHEF Dishwasher

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Q:

Magic Chef Dishwasher Model # DU2000B, Serial # 18171004WK. Does not turn on.

A:

I'm sorry about the difficulties your having with your brothers Magic Chef Dishwasher. You sound like a good brother to me and I think you are great helping him out. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that I hope will help until your expert can answer your specific question. This is concerning a GE product but still may be insightful to what may be going on.I have attached the link below. I hope the provided information is useful to you. Your expert will walk you through this repair and help with ordering parts.

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James -
June 29, 2011
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If you decide that you may want help from a qualified technician , I have attached a link to Searshomeservices.com

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James -
June 29, 2011
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Thank you very much for the reply James. I have checked all of the connections (under the machine only) to make sure one of them simply did not fall off and checked all the wires to make sure a mouse didn't chew threw it somewhere ... nothing ... pretty clean under the machine. I said in my first note I could not find a manual, although I do have the link to the parts (below). I did not take apart the door or the control panel to confirm power to the timer. Thanks again - hopefully there is a simple answer (like if the timer switch is a pull/push)

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Paul -
June 29, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

It would be odd that it does nothing unless it's not getting any voltage to the timer. If it is getting the proper voltage to the timer then it likely has faulty timer.

I added an image below of the wiring diagram and I traced out the electrical circuit to the motor. The timer is turned clockwise in order to start the dishwasher. The timer knob does not push or pull.

If the dishwasher will not fill, hum or make any noises while rotating the timer then one of the door switches is likely faulty or the timer. Voltage must be present across the Blue and Green traced circuits when the timer is turned to any washer cycle.

If your measure 120 volts across the Black and White wires on the two (2) door switches when both door switches are closed then it likely has a faulty timer or a loose wiring connection at the timer.

NOTE: I do NOT recommend checking voltages unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so; otherwise I recommend calling and scheduling a service appointment to have the dishwasher diagnoses and repaired.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 29, 2011
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Joey, thank you for your response. Although I had the wiring diagram, having the trace helps tremendously. It looks as if I will be taking the control panel apart and testing leads there ... I didn't think of the second door switch being faulty, I know at least one of them is good since I can shut off the power to a wire by opening the door. This time I'll pack my voltage meter and check to see how many volts there are up to the timer. From the wiring diagram, it looks like the door switch that switches the white wire to the relay before the motor is the switch that is good. That didn't seem right that the WHITE wire was the HOT wire. I had better check the plug and the connections to the dishwasher to make sure the black and the white wire are not reversed ... the WHITE wire and the ground to the machine should not light up my power indicator, should it - because it does. I would think that the WHITE wire is a neutral, the BLACK wire and the BLUE wires are the HOT and the red wires are just carriers of whatever needs to be carried. I should not get a light to light up when touching a white wire and the machine, should I - like I said, that lights the light. Thanks again. Any other thoughts? I'll be going back there in a couple days to troubleshoot again. ... Paul

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Paul -
June 29, 2011
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Paul: Your on the right track now. Let me know what you find.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 30, 2011
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