DISHWASHER WON'T START,ALL LIGHTS ON PANEL FLASH RED
I LOADED MY MAYTAG DISHWASHER LAST NIGHT AFTER DINNER AND WHEN I CLOSED THE DOOR ALL THE LIGHTS ON THE PANEL FLASHED RED & THE CLEAN LIGHT KEEPS FLASHING RED & THE WASHER WILL NOT START WHAT IS THE PROBLEM
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could be wites in the door at the hinge, the microswitches in the door lick assembly, or if it is a series of flashes it could mean a code depending on your model number. Last to check is visuals on the control board for burning, or any loose wiring.
maybe a problem with the sensor 'door open/door close' check if its dirty or stuck if mechanical. press door to close and hold tight close while starting to identify.- or no sufficient water supply- or used water cannot drain out
I had the same problem today - they replaced my telephone pole yesterday and had the power shut off for a couple hours. All light blinked when door closed. I reset by pressing the "drain/off" button for 15 seconds.(found info. on another site) Seems to be ok now
There is a button configuration that you can press to make the unit reset on some you would close the door and push normal wash heated dry then normal wash then heated dry on others it would the econo wash button then heated dry then the econo/ heated dry this pattern starts the unit and then puts it into the drain cycle and resets the control which allows you to start washing again. If you can name off all the buttons you have I can tell you exactly which ones to perform this reset in the unit. I await your reply Rick p.s this also happens on whirlpool models as well right after the warranty runs out so you end up paying the high service charge for a tech to walk in you door push a few buttons then collect a fee over 169.00 which is ridiculous.
Dishwasher will not start
Is the door open or unlatched?
Make sure the door is completely closed and latched. On models with a
dual-digit display, the control displays "- -" during a cycle if it
believes the door is not latched. Check for obstructions (spoons, etc),
interfering with the door operation. A lower dish rack that is installed
backward will also cause incomplete door closure.
Check your household electrical box to see if a fuse has blown or if
the circuit breaker has tripped. If the unit has a plug-in power cord,
make sure it is plugged in.
Does your dishwasher have a rotary timer knob? (Some Models)
The cycle selection must match the position of the timer knob. Turn
the timer knob to the beginning of the preferred cycle. The timer knob
should click when you reach the start of the cycle.
Is the control lock option activated?
Press and hold the Heated Dry option (button with lock icon)
for three to five seconds and the light should turn off. Instructions
are also placed on the label on top of the inner door to unlock the
Is the delay start option activated?
To cancel the delay and cycle, press Cancel/Drain.
Has the motor stopped for less than 10 minutes?
The motor may have stopped due to an overload. If this is the case,
the motor will automatically reset itself within 5-10 minutes.
Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing?
Opening the door or interrupting the power can stop the cycle. Close
the door and press Start/Resume. If the Start/Resume indicator flashes
three times when you press Start/Resume, the dishwasher is waiting for
you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, and
then press Start/Resume.
On models where the controls are on top of the door be sure to close
the door within 3 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume to start or
resume the dishwasher cycle.
Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
Make sure that the water shutoff valve is turned on.
If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...
the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will
stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all
buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the
element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.
To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...
the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic
cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2
minutes). You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.
the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit
(ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could
also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed
(slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door
when you close it).