If you turned on your dishwasher, walked away, and came back to find that it never finished its cycle, it may be just a fluke occurrence. However, if it happens regularly then it may be time to have your dishwasher repaired. Continue readying to learn some of the reasons a dishwasher may stop in the middle of a cycle and then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 to learn more.
Your Dishwasher May Have Blown a Fuse
If your dishwasher will not start after having stopped prematurely, then the issue could be a blown fuse in your fuse box. If you see that there are indicator lights still working on your dishwasher, then there is power to the appliance and this is not the issue. If they are not on and the dishwasher does not seem to have power, then check your fuse box to see if one has blown.
There May Be an Issue with the Door Latch of Your Dishwasher
In the event the microswitch on your dishwasher is faulty, it may prevent your dishwasher from working correctly. This is a safety feature to ensure that your unit does not run with the door wide open. If the latch has broken in the middle of the cycle, then the entire appliance will stop working. Your dishwasher can close snuggly but unless the latch works it will not matter.
It Could Be a Faulty Electronic Control Board
Think of the control board as the brains of your appliance. It is designed to last for the entirety of your unit but something can go wrong with it. If this happens, there many different symptoms that can occur – including the machine cutting out in the middle of a cycle. However, if this is the issue then you will likely notice that there are many other issues with the unit.
There May Be an Issue with Your Pump and Motor
Your dishwasher requires water and enough water pressure to run in the first place. If you do not have enough water pressure, then it will not work. Check this by turning on water to your faucet. If you find that there is not water at all, due to an outage or other issue, then this is likely the reason your dishwasher stopped in the middle of its cycle.
More likely, there may be an issue with the pump or motor that prevents enough water from being produced and a malfunction results. This can cause it to shut off. This is something you will need help from the appliance company for. Call American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.