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Old 03-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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Hi - first post, first (significant) DIY job...

Replaced an old DW with a new Maytag MDB8859AWS (specs here).

DETAILS:
  • DW specs here
  • No power (old DW worked just fine)
  • DW on same circuit as garbage disposal which plugs in at a 110v outlet
  • DW Hardwired
  • Breaker not tripped (turned off and on just in case)
  • Disposal works fine, but DW is lifeless
  • Tested DW at junction box w/multimeter (pos on white, neg on black) and got no reading
When removing the old DW I realized the cable (coming from directly behind the DW) was too short to pull the DW out. I didn't pull really hard, but it definitely got pulled a little. Hoping I didn't mess it up behind the wall. Anyone want to comment on the likelihood of that?

Checked and double checked my connections (black, white, ground) to make sure they're solid.

I have not hooked up the old DW to see if it still works. Was hoping to avoid that.

By the way it looks FANTASTIC! If only it could wash dishes with its good looks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks!

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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well that pulled cable should end up in the box for the disp plug. Remove cover and tighten all connections

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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Hi - first post, first (significant) DIY job...

Replaced an old DW with a new Maytag MDB8859AWS (specs here).

DETAILS:
  • DW specs here
  • No power (old DW worked just fine)
  • DW on same circuit as garbage disposal which plugs in at a 110v outlet
  • DW Hardwired
  • Breaker not tripped (turned off and on just in case)
  • Disposal works fine, but DW is lifeless
  • Tested DW at junction box w/multimeter (pos on white, neg on black) and got no reading
When removing the old DW I realized the cable (coming from directly behind the DW) was too short to pull the DW out. I didn't pull really hard, but it definitely got pulled a little. Hoping I didn't mess it up behind the wall. Anyone want to comment on the likelihood of that?

Checked and double checked my connections (black, white, ground) to make sure they're solid.

I have not hooked up the old DW to see if it still works. Was hoping to avoid that.

By the way it looks FANTASTIC! If only it could wash dishes with its good looks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks!
check for voltage?? Got or get a volt meter should be around 120 volt . Or if you got some little jumpers hook up a lamp using the wire's and hook them up to the lamp plug. Be carful when doing this. Trip breaker first. if no light than look in the box to see if a wire nut came off of a wire. Got to be no voltage.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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Hi - first post, first (significant) DIY job...

Replaced an old DW with a new Maytag MDB8859AWS (specs here).

DETAILS:
  • DW specs here
  • No power (old DW worked just fine)
  • DW on same circuit as garbage disposal which plugs in at a 110v outlet
  • DW Hardwired
  • Breaker not tripped (turned off and on just in case)
  • Disposal works fine, but DW is lifeless
  • Tested DW at junction box w/multimeter (pos on white, neg on black) and got no reading
When removing the old DW I realized the cable (coming from directly behind the DW) was too short to pull the DW out. I didn't pull really hard, but it definitely got pulled a little. Hoping I didn't mess it up behind the wall. Anyone want to comment on the likelihood of that?

Checked and double checked my connections (black, white, ground) to make sure they're solid.

I have not hooked up the old DW to see if it still works. Was hoping to avoid that.

By the way it looks FANTASTIC! If only it could wash dishes with its good looks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks!

Sounds like you found your problem. If there is no voltage to the DW then it isnt going to work. Hopefully the wires simply go to the outlet box used for the GD and you can look in there to see if something came loose. If not then you will need to find out where the wires go and figure out where the disconnect is.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:08 PM   #5
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There was a "light switch" under the sink where the disposal plugs in. It turned it on and the DW worked like a charm. I feel like a pinhead, but I'm glad it was an easy fix.

Thanks everyone for your help...
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