Start button not working...can't get machine to start
I can press the cycle that I want and the light comes on next to it. Then when I go to press the start button, nothing happens. The light does not blink as it would to start the cycle. I don't know what to do. I can't get the machine to start.
Re: Start button not working...can't get machine to start
The micro switch is bad. I had the same problem cleaned the switch a few time (nd bought some time) but in the end I moved a switch from a cycle we did not use to the start position. Cost was nothing but my time (must have skills in soldering PCB assy). Worked fine since, almost a year now. However I have had several unrelated problems and would thing twice before putting any major money into this unit. In the 3 years I;'ve had this unit I've fixed the switch, installed a new pump assy and put in 2 thermal switches (unit appears dead when they go bad). I've done all this myself and the bills would be between $700 nad $1,000 to call service.
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hello first check yor breaker make sure not tripped.
next check for lights in your panel.
perform a normal wash if no luck
next perform a service diagnostics cycle.
note sercice diags. works on Maytag MDB7600 series.
press the following keys in less than 6 secs.
HeatedDry > Normal > HeatedDry > Normal
to advance machine cycles press Start/Resume key.
7-1 heating circuit problem control programmed to shut down machine when no rise in water temp during heat cycle, you either have an open heating element or wire burnt a shorted thermistor or a bad control not outputing 120VAC to the heater you can reset the control by placing the machine into diagnostic hit cancel button to turn off all the lights press heated dry-normal, heated dry- normal within 6 seconds lights should come on press cancel unit should start it will run till same part of cycle reached and lock out again if it has not been removed the little black panel below the door remove should have the tech sheet in a plastic pouch which explains how to check the components mentioned earlier,
Ensure that the dishwasher is connected to a working power supply.
Check the local fuse or circuit breaker and restart as necessary.
Open and shut the door firmly until it latches into place. The
dishwasher will not function if the door is not latched into position.
Select the desired cycle and press the cycle button firmly, as you must
choose a cycle in order for the dishwasher to begin operation.
Look at the water valve that is connected to the dishwasher and ensure it is turned on.
Turn off the dishwasher and unplug it from the power supply to reset
the unit. Plug it back in and select a new cycle. Select "Start." If
the dishwasher still does not start, contact an authorized service
You haven't told me how many times the light flashes, but I will take a guess that this is an error code associated with the water entering the machine being too cool. I believe the machine expects the water to enter at 110 degrees F (43 Degrees C).
To clear the error, press "Heated Dry" then release, then press "Normal Wash" then release and repeat this sequence until all the lights on the machine go solid green. Once this happens, hit ""Cancel" and the machine will reset.
The fix for the root of the problem is to increase the temperature of the incoming water in future (Turn up your water heater temperature a little)
Hi John I have the same problem, the manual says that it is because the water level is to low, this is checked by opening the door after the machine has stopped filling and before it starts to wash, the level should be 4mm above the main plastic filter ring, the level has two settings, these can be adjusted by pressing the start button and the On/Off button at the same time, release the start button and turn the control to economy 45,if the start light does not come on the level is set to normal, to increase level press the start button again and the light should come on, this will give you an increased filling time. it did no help me but it may help you.
on a dishwasher an ohmmeter is almost useless. the best way to check is to look for voltage. at the door switch check for voltage to ground on both sides. if you have 120 on both sides of the switch then follow the wire over to the control board. if you have 120 going into the control board and nothing coming out of the control then you nood to start looking for a broken neutral. however the likelyhood that its the control panel may be a better idea especially if you are hitting buttons and nothing happens. try reseating any ribbon cables
My dishwasher Model is 665 15891790 and the serie #FG3907905.
After programing my dishwasher and pressing the start button, it fills with water, but when it is due to start the sensing light comes on. I have notice that the ring under the watering arm on the bottom of the machine seams to be cracked. Could that be the problem for the machine not starting its' cycle.