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No Power, No Lights on MDB7100AWQ

I went to start the dishwasher, I pushed the button to start a wash cycle, and nothing happened. I can't get any of the lights on the control panel to come on. The unit is hardwired. The circuit breaker wasn't tripped, but we flipped it on and off anyway ... but that didn't do anything.

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    Terry Hufstetler Oct 18, 2011

    Mine is doing the same thing...did you find out what was wrong and how much did it cost?
    Thanks for any help.

  • Valerie Walker Oct 18, 2011

    We had a repairman out and they had to replace some part which cost about $200 ... less than buying a whole new dishwasher. Our dishwasher was about 8 years old at the time, and two years later it's still running strong, so I think we made the right choice on repair.

  • desirae May 03, 2013

    What part did he replace?

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The repairman (friend of mine) came out and worked on it for about 10 mins...the whole front panel burned out hence no power...he will call me today with how much this new panel will cost me...thank goodness he is a friend. Since yours was 200.00 it might be that much.

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HI, there are four problem spots that i recommend checking. these are the most common hot spots for a non responsive dishwasher. Check each area thoroughly to address this issue.


1. No power to the dishwasher
Make sure there's power getting to the dishwasher. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power. Sometimes the power cord disconnects at the dishwasher (inside the junction box, behind the bottom kick panel), if this is the case, the wiring must be repaired or replaced.

2. Door switch
Replace if defective.

3. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

4. Selector switch
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

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