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Maytag dishwasher mdbh950awb

Hi i have a maytag builtin dishwasher mdbh950awb thats about 2 yrs old and now normal wash doesnt work heavy and light works only after pushing the buttons a few times and start a lot of times can you help i tried unplugging to reset to no avail! the button on the touchpad sometimes lights up sometimes does not.

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Re: maytag dishwasher mdbh950awb

Sounds like you have a control panel and/or control board issue. Normally when operator functions fail or "halfway" work the main control board, associated keypad, or wiring are the likely suspect. Now...another remote possibility could be the door latch not closing properly. However, this would affect ALL functions. I hope this helps you.

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