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WE HAVE A MAYTAG PLUS DISHWASHER ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD OR LESS. WE WERE GETTING READY TO WASH A LOAD OF DISHES AND THE LOCK BUTTON IS ON AND WILL NOT COME OFF, WE HAVE TRIED PUSHING THE DRAIN OFF BUTTON BUT IT WILL ONLY BLINK, WASHER WILL NOT RUN. LOCK BUTTON WILL BLINK 3 TIMES AND STOP WHAT DO WE DO?

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Try holding down the drain button for about 5 seconds.

If that still does not do it for you, try taking power from the machine to let it reset itself, easiest is to unplug the unit or flip the breaker switch for the section of the kitchen. Leave it off for at least 30 seconds to let the machine reset the computer.

If that still does not do it, then you may have something that's clogged into the drain line of the dishwasher and it needs to be removed before the drain can open or close. Service would be required for it.

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Hold the lock button down for 3 to 5 sec. and it should shut off

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