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Maytag Dishwasher flashing lights

My model MDB7100AWW had a door switch problem (palmetto bug got inside). I removed the bug and got it working for two weeks. It died again, so I figured the switch was misaligned fom my previous work. Got it to turn on, but now I'm getting two flashing lights: Heavy Wash, and Clean. Removed power for a few hours, but it didn't help.

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  • tombijak May 09, 2008

    Same DW...closed the door this morning and all the lights started flashing...note that we had the DW serviced under recall about 6 months ago for problem related to rinse agents corroding wires...

    Anyone have a solution?

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    I had the same problem with the lights flashing on the control panel. It has been occurring periodically over the past year. I would press the Delay/Resume button until it stopped. Now the '3 second' button has lit up by itself locking the panel. I can turn it off by flipping the breaker but after a couple of minutes, it comes back on by itself. We had the recall repair done on this machine about a year ago. Not sure if any of this is related but DW still not working.

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    Closed the door this morning and 3 lights were flashing. Tried pushing some buttons but that didn't work. Turned breaker power off and on but lights continued flashing. I pushed Delay/Resume and lights went out and motor ran for 5 seconds and lights started flashing again. Pushed Drain/Off and lights went out. Pushed Normal wash and it started worked.

    Crossing my fingers, legs and eyes it keeps working.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    Flashing Lights on Dishwasher and dishwasher won't run.

    Thank you Jadey1. Pressing the delay/resume button one time then pressing the drain/off button twice cleared the flashing lights on the dishwasher and it is running again.

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I have the same problem with the lights flashing on the control panel. It pops up every 4 or 5 months. The only solution I have found is to press the delay/resume button one time then press the drain/off button twice. You may have to hold the keys down for a couple of seconds. This seems to reset something in the panel. Make sure you haven't pressed the 3 second lock button or it won't work.

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    sarahs77398 Aug 02, 2012

    Thanks for your solution! It worked exactly as you said!

  • J Smith Aug 27, 2012

    worked..thanks..poting on inside of kitchen cabinet door

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    jcrocker625 Feb 04, 2013

    Thanks, worked for me too!!

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Worked for me too!!!!!!

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I tried what you suggested! Worked! Thanks....saved me $100 on a service call.

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It worked for me too...Thank you for the solution!

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Worked for me too - that was awesome - thanks!!!

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