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Lighted "3" shows, dishwasher won't start

A panel light marked "3" is lit, flashes when start button pressed, then after few seconds, steady again.

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PRESS AND HOLD THE BUTTON NEXT THE LOCK3 LIGHT FOR 3 SECONDS TO UNLOCK THE CONTROL PANEL. TO RELOCK THE CONTROL PANEL PRESS THE SAME BUTTON FOR 3 SECONDS. THANKS AGAIN

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SOURCE: I can't get my dishwasher to start

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

Posted on Feb 04, 2007

SOURCE: "3 second" light flashing

The 3 second flashing light is a lock that locks out all other functions. To disable, depress the 3 second light for 3 seconds and all the functions will be released. This feature is to use to keep little kids from starting the appliance.

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

SOURCE: My dishwasher control panel does not light-up

This is a common problem. I am about to replace my second control panel in two years. First time was under warranty and I hope this time will also e under warranty.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag MDBH950AWS Dishwasher won't start

We have a Maytag Dishwasher that won't start. The only button that lights up is the "Heavy Wash" cyle. When this button is pressed, the "Heated Dry", "Sanatize" and "Extra Rinse" lights up. The dishwasher doesn't start. Eventually all of the lights go out. the buttons start/cancel do not light up.could you in some way help?
Thank you.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

SOURCE: control panel lights blinking

I have the same dishwasher with the same problem, try pushing the delay/resume button, then the drain/off button. When the lights go off start your wash cycle.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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