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I can't get my dishwasher to start

The lights on the control touch panel are flashing on the clean cycle indicator as well as the Rinse Only, Normal Wash and Heated Dry. I can't get them to stop flashing and I can't run the dishwasher. I've tried pressing the 3 second lock /unlock button but that's not doing anything either. How can I get these lights to stop flashing and get my dishwasher to run?

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  • wis_girl71 Jan 18, 2008

    My dishwasher runs then stop, runs then stops and then the lights on the front flash. I have read the instructions that were posted and I want to know when I push the "Normal wash, heat dry" buttons does the door need to be opened because when I do this the dishwasher starts up with the door closed.

  • selfhelp3 Apr 04, 2008

    We had the same problem (lights blinking/not operational) with our Maytag Dishwasher Model# MDB5100AWW. My husband took out the "pcb assembly" (panel control board) from the door panel. He then lifted the smaller circuit board up and then popped the lower circuit board out of it's plastic holder. At this point, he removed the rubber 9 button cover and cleaned the 18 little wires that this rubber 9 button cover makes contact with. He used an eraser to clean these areas. He reassembled the door panel, plugged in the unit and the lights were still flashing. He pressed the off button twice and the dishwasher was fixed for free. We pocketed the $130 (Canadian dollars) by NOT having to replace the entire "pcb assembly"!!! *NOTE: We were advised to unplug the dishwasher and let it stand for several hours, so as to drain all the electricity out of the circuit panels. Feel free to email me at for more info. if anything seems unclear.

  • Laurad222 Jul 28, 2008

    I have followed all the recomendations on line but can't get my dishwasher to start and lights to keep from flashing. The Lock symbol with the number "three" in it flashes along with the heated Dry and Santize buttons. When I push the Heated Dry button, the lights flash about five times and then they just stay on. I have unplugged the unit and looked at all the connections after pulling off the front panel. This is a different style than the dishwashers I have seen on line with the same type problem. Can you please help?



  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    Try shutting off the power for 30 seconds and then push and hold the drain off button for 3 seconds. Problem cleared for me.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I had the same problem with my MDB9750 dishwasher, but followed the directions to clean the 18-pin connector on the circuit board as suggested by SelfHelp3 posting. I used a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. Since I had the hex-head sockets, the total repair took only about 45 minutes. I had to power down the dishwasher at the circuit breaker box since I didn't know how to disconnect the power otherwise.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    the clean led light flashes. the dishwasher will not run. how do i reset the control panel



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Try pressing normal wash, then heat dry normal wash then heat dry normal wash then heat dry. do it 3 times

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Cannot get the water to pump in unless we use the hose that pumps the water out. please help!

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Press and hold the "Auto Clean" button for 3 seconds and the press the "Drain Off" button. Hey, It worked for me.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

My Maytag dishwasher model MDB9150 didn't work, then my husband shut the door really hard and it started to work. What could be the problem? Is it not making connections. Also about two years ago the latch on the door does not work really well, I have to use two hands to pull down on the latch to open the door.

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TY TY TY TY!! The Normal Wash - Heated Dry sequence worked for me!! I was just about to look for sales on Dishwashers. I do know i will never buy another model with a touch panel. Thanks again !

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Look for the button with the 3 overlapping the Lock Oval. For me, it is the Heated Dry button. Hold that button in for 3 seconds to unlock it. You can also hold it in again for 3 seconds to unlock it.


Posted on Sep 21, 2008

Part Number: 99002254 you may need this part depending on model no
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Posted on Jun 02, 2008

Pressing [Normal Wash], [Heated Dry], [Normal Wash], [Heated Dry], [Normal Wash], [Heated Dry], [Drain Off] also cleared the flashing lights on model MDB9150.

Thanks for the tip. It saved me much aggravation.
This troubleshooting solution should have been in the manual in the first place. Boo Maytag!

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

After you do that though, you have top press OFF (Drain Off) and then the lights will go out!!! PERFECT SAVED ME SOME BUX!

Posted on Jul 13, 2007

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you'll need to enter a diagnostic mode, press in this order, hi-temp(sani-rinse)----heated dry--hitemp---heated dry... all lights should light, close door and let cycle for about a min, after press the cancelbutton, you should be good to go, the buttons on your model may read slighty different names, if this "toggle of buttons" does not work, you can remove thelower access panel and htere willl be a tech sheet/trouble shoooter behind the panel, in there it will explain how to enter diag/test mode

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