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Maytag dishwasher MDB5601AWS won't turn on

All of a sudden, my Maytag dishwasher MDB5601AWS won't work. The front touch panel won't light up when I push the buttons to start the wash. There are no lights to the front display working. I checked the breaker and made sure the door was closed and latched. Any ideas??

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Re: Maytag dishwasher MDB5601AWS won't turn on

Ok under the bottom kick-plate you will find a tech sheet first id start with where my power comes in under the kick plate second remove the front panel and check the door switches third check the control for a fuse or burned wires resistors etc refer to the tech sheet but it sounds to me like a power problem

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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