Question about Maytag 24 in. MDB8951AWS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

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The Control Lock Indicator Light is on.

Cannot get it to go off with the three second press on heated dry pad. Consequently, cannot use the d/w. Help Please!

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  • mary299 Jul 22, 2010

    Replaced the control panel and it works fine. Thanks for correctly diagnosing the problem!

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash/saini rinse
-heated dry/air dry
-high temp wash/saini rinse
-heated dry/air dry



Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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  • mary299 Jul 18, 2010

    Thanks for your reply.
    Sorry to say, this did not resolve the problem.
    Hopefully you have another solution?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 18, 2010

    Unplug the dishwasher and plug it back after 2-3 minutes then Press and hold the heated dry button for 15-20 seconds. If still the issue is not resolved then you'll have to replace the control panel. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

  • mary299 Jul 18, 2010

    Too bad, this did not work either.
    Thank you.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 18, 2010

    The only option is to replace the control panel

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