Samsung Dishwasher - Appliance does not start or fill with water

Last Update date : Oct 07. 2020
Samsung Dishwasher - Appliance does not start or fill with water

When a cycle is selected, the dishwasher will first attempt to drain excess water left over from previous cycles. This will cause the dishwasher to sound like it is working, although no water is actually filling the unit yet. This is normal. After the unit runs a drain cycle (approximately 35 seconds), it will then proceed with the selected wash cycle. If this is not what's happening, your dishwasher may have Child Lock or Delay Start enabled.

The provided information refers to dishwashers sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for appliances sold in other countries.

Step #1: Check the door latch

If the door or latch is damaged, it could prevent the dishwasher from closing. When the dishwasher detects the door is open, it will not start.

Step #2: See if Child Lock is on

If the buttons are not responding, there's a good chance Child Lock is on.

Step #3: Look for Delay Start

Since you are trying to wash dishes right now, you want to make sure Delay Start isn't selected. This sets the dishwasher to wait until the set time has passed before starting.

Step #4: Check for an error code or blinking lights

On some models, blinking lights indicate an error code. On other, error codes are displayed directly. The dishwasher may be indicating it cannot start because of an error. See either the blinking lights or error code guide for correct troubleshooting steps.

Step #5: Press, but do not hold, the Start button

When the Start button is held for more than 3 seconds, the cycle is cancelled and the dishwasher drains. If this happens, a blinking 1 will be on the display. If you see this, press the Start button to resume the cycle.

Step #6: Reset the circuit breaker

Go to the circuit breaker in your home, and reset the circuit your dishwasher is on. After restoring power, try to run another cycle.

Request service

If the dishwasher still does not start, visit our Support Center to request service.

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