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Dishwasher won't start

I have a Maytag MDBH945AWW dishwasher and when I try to start it, I hit cycle and hit start and the cycle light comes on, but the dishwasher won't start. I tried resetting the switch and still no luck. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Pete

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  • Schoms Feb 09, 2008

    The cycle select button lets me cycle thru heavy,normal and light. I shut the circuit breaker off for 1 minute and also turned the switch underneath the dishwasher off. The switch underneath is in a box, similar to a light switch. Is there another reset button I should be pushing? Could the control pad be locked somehow and how do you unlock it? I know there is a lock symbol by the "heated dry" button. I hold this down for 3 seconds and nothing happens.

  • Schoms Feb 09, 2008

    I have a Maytag MDBH945AWW dishwasher and when I try to start it, I hit cycle and hit start and the cycle light comes on, but the dishwasher won't start. I tried resetting the switch and still no luck. Any suggestions?

    Also, The cycle select button lets me cycle thru heavy,normal and light with the light coming on, so I know there is power. I shut the circuit breaker off for 1 minute and also turned the switch underneath the dishwasher off. The switch underneath is in a junction box, and is similar to a light switch. Is there another reset button I should be pushing? Could the control pad be locked somehow and how do you unlock it? I know there is a lock symbol by the "heated dry" button. I hold this down for 3 seconds and nothing happens. I have had this problem once before and the dishwasher finally started working after numerous resets and tries. I have also tried to pour water into the tub and to prime the pump seal, but this did not work either. Please advise.

    Thanks, Schoms

  • Schoms Feb 09, 2008

    Dishwasher will not start. See all other comments below.

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Your circuit board needs to be serviced fully once..

the controller in the board will have to be reset..

and so dont worry..

just replace the board,
since you have got this problem before you may even get it once again in future..

so go and change the circuit board..

this wil get you fixed..

thank you..

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If your dishwasher doesn't work at all, check these: Power from the house Is there power getting to the dishwasher? This can be difficult to test, because dishwashers are usually wired directly to an electrical circuit, rather than plugged into the wall. But at least check for a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch The door switch is important because, if it's defective, the dishwasher won't work at all. To reach it, you need to remove the control panel cover, or sometimes the interior liner of the door. If it's defective, you need to completely replace it.

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dishwasher, burns and breaks the connection. If that's the problem, the wires must be repaired/replaced as necessary. If that's not the problem, check the wiring to the door switch, the wiring between the door and the lower part of the dishwasher, and the wiring to the timer. Repair any broken, burned, brittle, or defective wiring, using the proper appliance-grade wire and connectors.

Timer or selector switch Although it's uncommon, the timer or the selector switch may be defective. If so, you need to replace the defective part, because neither of these can be repaired

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Try these:

Control Board
Check incoming voltage to Control Board.

Membrane Switch
Check for proper operation of Membrane Switch. See
membrane readings on the Technical Sheet located
behind toe panel.
NOTE: Make sure the pin connectors are making proper
contact with pins on the Control Board. If the
voltage is correct into the Control Board, and the
board will not activate, replace board.

Water Access Valve
Check to determine if the valve is turned on and water is
available to the Dishwasher. Check water pressure.
Circuit Breaker/Fuse
Check for tripped breaker or blown fuse. Reset or replace
as necessary.
Door Latch
Check door switches for continuity. With door switches
engaged, no continuity, replace switch.
Float
Check float position. If in the up position, check for
obstruction or disengagement from the Float Switch Arm.
Float Switch
If the float is in the down position, check the switch for
continuity. If no continuity, replace the Float Switch.
Water Valve
Check Solenoid for continuity. No continuity, replace
Water Valve. Check Inlet Screen for restrictions. Clean
screen or replace Water Valve as necessary. (See section
5).
Wiring/Electrical Connections
Check for loose or frayed wire terminal connections.
Check for broken wire within harness. Repair or replace
as necessary.
NOTE: Low water pressure can result in failure of the
Water Valve to close properly.
Float
Ensure that the Float isn't stuck in the down position.
Check for sediment buildup. Clean and/or replace as
necessary.
Float Switch Actuator Lever
Check the actuator lever on the bracket. It must be able
to move freely. Repair or replace as necessary. (See
section 5).
Float Switch
Check Float Switch for continuity with the Float in the up
position. If continuity is present and Float moves up and
down freely, replace Float Switch.
! WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit and discharge
capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting to service, unless test procedures require power to be
connected. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
!

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd Feb 09, 2008


    To Get inside the front panel Instructions



    Inner Door Panel

    Removal of the Inner Door Panel will allow access to the

    Microprocessor Board, Door Switches, Detergent / Rinse

    Aid Dispenser, and Vent Assembly.

    Removal

    1. Disconnect power to the machine.

    2. Open the Dishwasher door.

    3. Remove the 11 Torx™ screws along the sides and

    top of the Inner Door Panel.

    4. Separate the Inner Door Panel from the Outer Door.

    5. Disconnect wires from the Vent and Dispenser Wax

    Motors before pulling the Inner Door Panel away

    from the Dishwasher.

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd Feb 09, 2008


    Door Latch & Switch Holder Assembly

    Two Door Switches are used in the Latch Assembly. Both

    switches are normally CLOSED and will open only when

    engaged by the Door Latch mechanism. Each switch is

    in series with respect to L1 and neutral line operations.

    Failure of either or both switches will result in rendering

    the Dishwasher inoperative.

    NOTE:
    Door Switches require no field adjustment.

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The problems for dishwasher not working are

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Hi,

If the unit won't start, but "hums", then the motor itself may need replacing (you need to check for 120V at the motor harness). If the control itself is bad, then you would have to replace the control. You mentioned that the door didn't work right - if that is the case, the door switches may not be making contact properly, thus preventing the motor from starting (the door has to be closed properly for it to start).

If you have any other problems please ask me.

Goodluck,
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Try resetting the unit by shutting off the circuit breaker first for 1 minute then try the reset button. If nothing happens, then i would recommend having someone take a look at it.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • Jay Henderson
    Jay Henderson Feb 09, 2008

    Usually to lock buttons or unlock all that is required is a momentary push of the lock button. If you have reset it and also removed power to unit and then tried restarting it and nothing happens, i suspect it is in the control panel somewhere or maybe a bad switch in the unit somewhere. Keep me posted. too bad i wasn't closer. Have a good weekend. Guru Jay

  • Jay Henderson
    Jay Henderson Feb 09, 2008

    Also give these steps a try. I found them online as well.

    How to Start a Stalled Dishwasher
    [Edit]

    You've come home from a vacation and discover your dishwasher will not work. You turn it to start and it just won't work. What to do. Call a serviceman? No. Try this first, before picking up the phone.
    Steps
    1. Initially check to see that the dishwasher has power, by checking both the plug to the washer and circuit breaker controlling the dishwasher.
    2. If the dishwasher has power and still will not operate, pour a fairly large pot of tap water into the inside bottom of the dishwasher.
    3. Close the door and turn it on. In most cases, your dishwasher will start and run normally.
    Tips
    1. The reason this method most always works is because, over time of non-use, your diswaher will lose it's "prime". That is to say that the water in the dishwasher water pump has dried out and requires "priming" for the pump to operate. Adding water to the bottom of the unit restores the "prime" and function of the dishwasher.
    2. Pumps do not require a prime in this application. Gravity provides the priming water by filling the collection chamber. More likely it is that the rubber seal has dried out and is stuck to the metal pump shaft, the water frees it by acting as lubrication. Try adding a little vinegar to the water in the bottom of the machine before leaving, that usually stops this from occurring.
    Warnings
    1. Since this method most always is successful, you won't be needing to call that service man, which of course won't be good for the economy, but very good for your pocket.
    2. On most brands you can also pull the lower front cover of from below the door and with the power off, try to spin the exposed motor by hand, Using a screwdriver, not your fingers.

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