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Maytag dishwasher problems -- will not run ?

Posted by angela12345 (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 1, 12 at 21:59

We have a Maytag Jetclean Plus Series MDB7749AWB (W10199645) that is just over one year old (yes of course, isn't it always RIGHT after the warranty has expired ?!?!?!)

The options buttons on the right side of the control panel will work, or at least they light up ... Steam clean, hi temp wash, heated dry, sanitize. The other buttons - delay hours, start, and cancel/drain on the right side do not work. On the left side, none of the buttons work ... Auto clean, heavy, normal, light, rinse only.

We have tried flipping the breaker in the main house electrical panel off, waited a few minutes, back on. We also tried some button combinations that we found online that were supposed to reset it like hi temp - heated dry - hi temp - heated dry.

When we try the button combinations, different lights will light up in a sequence over a couple of minutes. The DW will make a noise kinda like a grinding sound with the rinse only & dry cycle lights lit up, then noise, normal button light, rinse only & dry cycle, normal, rinse only, draining sound in sink, normal, rinse only & dry cycle. Then all lights on the control panel light up at once and stay on. They stay on for a pretty long while and finally they all go back out. I just tried it a few minutes ago so I could type this post. It has been 30 minutes and all the lights are still on. But they do eventually go back out, not sure exactly how long before they go back out.

Once the lights all go back out, it reverts back to only the options buttons on the right side working / lighting up when we press them.

Any ideas of things we could try to get this DW working ?

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replaced by: MDB7749SBB MDB7749SBW MDB7749SBM
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This post was edited by angela12345 on Sat, Mar 15, 14 at 14:41

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RE: Maytag dishwasher problems -- will not run ?

I don't have a recent Maytag, mine is over 10 years old and still has real pushbuttons. We do have a GE Profile wall oven that uses those reed switches and it has problems. Sometime it wont respond to the bake button. What we have found is that pressing buttons all over the panel sometimes wakes it up (probably shakes the little board enough to establish contacts with the proper wire. When that fails I smack the panel with the palm of my hand and sometimes that wakes it up. If all else fails, you can pull the plug or switch off the breaker(s). Then I have found the screws attaching the front panel and pulled it open. There are plugs with ribbon wires that you can pull off and push back to get a good connection. Not sure if that would work with your dishwasher but you could try it. Alao there is an internet site that gives advice on troubleshooting all makes and models of major appliences and you might find what you need there. It don't recall its address but you can google troubleshoot dishwashers or the like and it should show up

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