My dishwasher refuses to start. At first this was intermittent, now it is a permanent fault.
The dishwasher thinks the door is open, but it is not.
Machine in question: DCS DD24DUT7 88645-A
I'm almost certain that the sensor is (infrared?) light based. I have removed the drawer, and have spotted in the chassis, what I think is, some sort of prism.
I also took the front off the door, and spotted the active side, what I think is a guide for the light source that is housed in a sealed module.
Together, they seem to form some sort of U-shaped light path that can be opened and closed.
I would like to know if there is a DIY fix that lets me bypass this sensor completely? I just want the machine to start washing, and care less about sensing a door that may be open.
On the chassis:
On the door: