Find out if your KitchenAid washer isn’t responding. Did the circuit fail? To determine if the electrical outlet is the cause, plug a hair dryer or another device that is electrical into it. The wiring in the outlet could be the issue if the hair dryer does not function. Get an electrician involved to fix the outlet’s electrical wiring. If the hair dryer functions it could be due to an electrical issue in the washing machine. Take these steps for checking the wiring in the KitchenAid washing machine.
- Unplug the KitchenAid washer and inspect the power cord for damage.
- Replace the power cord if it’s damaged.
- Verify the wiring connections to the main control board or timer.
- Connect any loose wires.
- Make sure you check the connections to the wiring between your main control board (KitchenAid washer) and the user interface board.
Connect any loose wires to user interface: If the electrical connections are in good condition, you might require replacing the control board as well as the user interface board. Before replacing control components it’s recommended to make an KitchenAid service technician look over the KitchenAid washing machine’s control boards and user interface boards. Live voltage checks are necessary for testing the controls. We don’t advise you to perform a live voltage check on your KitchenAid washer by yourself, as those tests can be risky.
Replace the KitchenAid washer’s main controller board: The main electronic control board (also called the mother board) regulates the timing and execution of the washer’s component functions. It controls the fill valves along with the drive motor and the drain pump.
Change the KitchenAid washer’s timer: The cycle selector, also referred to as a timer, is the dial that you use to set the cycle of a KitchenAid washing machine with mechanical controls. The timer allows the washer to move through its cycles, from the beginning of filling to the final spin. If the timer does not move the washer throughout its cycle then replace it. Replace the KitchenAid washer’s user interface board: The user interface board is where you can find the buttons you use to start the wash cycle. If one or more buttons fail, replace the user interface board. A KitchenAid washing-machine that isn’t working can be extremely frustrating and stressful. Homeowners can address a variety of reasons why KitchenAid washing machine isn’t working.
The article discussed common causes of an appliance from KitchenAid not functioning, including power supply, water supply, and control issues, and provided step-by-step instructions on how to fix the issue. Be sure to unplug the KitchenAid washing machine before you attempt any repairs, and if you’re uncertain about any part of the procedure it is recommended to consult the manufacturer’s manual or consult a professional assistance. You can get your machine back to normal with a little patience and some time. Sometimes, the issue is more complex. If this is the case it is recommended to seek help from a professional as soon as possible.