asko dishwasher won't power on

Was your Asko dishwasher just fine, but now it is not working? When your Asko dishwasher won’t power on, there are many solutions you can try. We have all the info you need below.

When the Asko dishwasher can’t power on, you must first check the type of power outlet and whether it has tripped. Next, check if the door is defective or needs replacement, as well as the power cord, thermal fuse, and control board.

Below we will help you identify the issue with your dishwasher and how to fix it.

If any component needs replacement, we will teach you to replace it safely so that you don’t damage the appliance any further.

Asko Dishwasher Won’t Power On – Reasons

reason why asko dishwasher won't power on

Yesterday you were washing your dishes without trouble, but now your Asko dishwasher is not turning on.

Thus, you scratch your head, wondering why. You have probably already tried some obvious solutions without success, right?

So here are some potential causes:

Tripped GFCI Outlet

Some dishwashers are connected to Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets, which have built-in protection against electrical faults.

Problems With the Power Cord

Your dishwasher’s power cord might be damaged, or its wiring is loose inside the appliance. It might need a quick fix or replacement.

Button Board

Have you checked if the buttons seem or feel defective? That could mean that the problem lies only in the connection of the keypad to the control board.

Control Board

Since the control board is responsible for all of the dishwasher’s functions, an issue might prevent the appliance from turning on.

Fix Your Asko Dishwasher When It Can’t Turn On

fix the asko dishwasher wont turn on

As you have seen, the issue is far from trivial. Because of that, fixing it will most likely involve disassembling the appliance.

Then, you better have your tool kit with you. If you have experience dealing with electric and electronic components, now is the moment you will fix your dishwasher!

1. Check The GFCI Outlet

The first option you must investigate is if your GFCI outlet is fine. Nowadays, it is common to connect to one of those for safety reasons. They might fail, or they might trip.

Do this:

  1. Locate the outlet;
  2. If switched off, switch it on; if switched on, switch off and on again;
  3. Test the dishwasher.

Some owners of the Asko dishwasher complain that they have to turn the GFCI outlet again every time.

That is because of a control board’s failure. If your appliance is under warranty, call Asko support. If not, go to Solution #5.

2. Take A Look At The Door

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Perhaps the dishwasher is not powering on because of an issue with the door. Some dishwashers have a sensor that tells the control board when the door is functional.

If the door is not working well, that might prevent the dishwasher from turning on for safety reasons.

  1. Open the dishwasher door and check its hinges;
  2. Look for cracks, rust, or signs of the hinges being somewhat loose;
  3. Inspect the door’s length to guarantee that the door can close all the way through.

What you find will determine the next actions. If everything is fine, go to Solution #3. 

Fix The Door

However, if the door is not closing well, here is what you will do:

  1. Grab a screwdriver and attempt to tighten the hinges a bit;
  2. If the hinges feel a bit clunky, dismount them;
  3. Try mounting them back if they are not damaged;
  4. If they are damaged, buy new hinges to replace them.

Once the door closes, you must plug the dishwasher again and see if it powers on. If it doesn’t, the problem is with some electronic/electric components.

Solution #3: Fix Or Replace The Power Cord

fix or replace the power cord

If the power outlet and the dishwasher’s door are fine, you must check the power cord.

The power cord could be damaged externally or a bit lose inside the dishwasher’s wiring.

Check its length and also test it with a multimeter:

  1. Unplug the power cord;
  2. Place the multimeter’s probes on the power cord’s metal prongs. 
  3. Adjust to continuity

It is time to check the internal wiring if it doesn’t beep. If it beeps, the cord is fine.

Find the Power Cord’s Internal Wiring

Perhaps you can fix the power cord by checking the internal wiring.

Let’s do it.

find the internal wiring
  1. Put the dishwasher on a flat surface;
  2. Find where the power cord is located;
  3. Remove anything that protects access to it;
  4. Unscrew the screws that secure it;

First, check if the internal wiring is loose. If it is not, then the power cord is defective. If it is loose, tighten it and test it with the multimeter again. 

Replace The Cord

If you have determined that the power cord is beyond repair, you must buy a new one with the same electric specs.

  1. Disconnect the internal wiring to take the old cable away;
  2. Attach the wiring of the new power cord;
  3. Reattach each of the fastening screws.

Next, test the dishwasher and see if it turns on.

4. Check The Thermal Fuse

check the thermal fuse

Modern dishwashers have a thermal fuse which is a component that regulates the water’s temperature and other important matters.

That fuse can blow over time; when it does, the appliance can refuse to turn on.

Here is how you can check if that’s the case:

  1. Disconnect the power supply to the dishwasher;
  2. Remove the screws that hold the control panel in place;
  3. Carefully detach the panel from the dishwasher;
  4. Look for a small cylindrical device with two wires.

Test With A Multimeter

Before discarding the fuse, test it:

  1. Set the multimeter to the continuity or ohms setting;
  2. Touch the probes to the two ends of the thermal fuse;

A reading that shows 0 or close to it indicates that the fuse works well. However, the fuse is blown if the multimeter can’t show anything.

Install A New Thermal Fuse

install the new thermal fuse

Thermal fuses are very easy to buy, so you won’t have trouble finding a replacement.

Once you have it in your hands, do the following:

  1. Disconnect the two wires connected to the fuse;
  2. Remove the fuse from the dishwasher;
  3. Put the new thermal fuse in place;
  4. Attach the wires;
  5. Reinstall the control panel;
  6. Secure it with screws;
  7. Reconnect the power supply.

Then, test if the dishwasher works fine now.

5. Replace The Control Board

If none of the solutions above have worked, the control board is likely the culprit of the dishwasher not turning on.

replace dishwasher control board

The control board is expensive and a bit difficult to replace, but you can still do it at home if you take enough care.

Here is how you can do it safely:

  1. Open the dishwasher’s door;
  2. Remove the inner door’s Torx screws;
  3. Remove the outer door panel from the inner panel;
  4. Detach the wire harness of the user interface control;
  5. Pull off the control panel;
  6. Raise the locking tab;
  7. Move the control board to the left;
  8. Release it from the inner door panel;
  9. Detach the cover locking tabs;
  10. Disconnect all harnesses, braces, and wires.

Now you can fully remove the defective control board. However, since it is an electronic component, you must remember to discard it correctly.

Connect The New Board

connect the new control board

Once you have taken the old control board out, you must look for an exact replacement. It is possible to find it on the Internet.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Take out the new part’s cover;
  2. Attach the new board’s wires to the dishwasher’s loose wires;
  3. Put the wire harness connector brace in place;
  4. Also, install the connector box cover;
  5. Put the electronic control board cover;
  6. Slide the new control board into its place;
  7. Ensure it goes into the locking tab

What We Learned

Sometimes the Asko dishwasher won’t power on, and that can have multiple causes. Fortunately, all the known causes are fixable.

With the guide above, you have enough resources to get your dishwasher back on its feet.

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