Your Ikea dishwasher is a crucial factor in keeping your kitchen clean and ready for use. If your dishwasher doesn't start, there are a few things you can do to determine what the problem is and repair the appliance. Begin by confirming that you have no problems with the electrical power to the kitchen, then troubleshoot using these handy tips.
If you see lights on the control panel, you know your electricity is working. If the control panel appears to be loose or damaged in some way, it could be causing the problems with the dishwasher. Check to see if all the buttons are working; if one gets stuck, it can cause the entire appliance to stop working. Choose a new control panel from a list of dishwasher parts, and replace it to get your dishwasher functioning properly again.
The electronic control board is essentially the brain of your dishwasher. If it's receiving power but still isn't working, no other dishwasher functions are likely to work either. In this case, dishwasher repair is called for, and the control board needs to be replaced.
Even if your kitchen is receiving power, the dishwasher might not start because its own internal thermal fuse has blown. Don't rely on the lights on the control panel to tell you if this is the problem, since some dishwasher control panels can light up even if the thermal fuse is bad. Check the thermal fuse and its wire harness, and replace both if necessary.
Sears PartsDirect carries a wide selection of parts to help when your Ikea dishwasher doesn't start. For help diagnosing the problem, choose the type of category from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698.