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Have a MAYTAG Mod MDB7601AWQ Dishwasher which is giving me the same trouble as perhaps 5 weeks ago. At that time I found the service paperwork under the door and did the field service test. Upon touching the start/cancel button the dishwasher started working and has continued doing well until the other day. Very same symptoms as wash cycle, a number 4 flashes continuously and start does not do anything at all. I did the same thing as in the "Auto Clean", depress and release "Heated Dry" 6 times, touch start/cancel and the number 4 flashes until it all shuts down several seconds later. On other wash cycles other numbers will flash on and off, such as 1 or 2. What could be wrong, please??

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The 4 is not an error code, it is telling that the machine is stuck in part 4. The number changes because different cycles perform same action at different times.
The problem can be given by defective pad or defective control module, but first the machine must be tested.
Behind the toe panel there is is a technical sheet in a plastic envelope. In the technical sheet there are procedures to do Manual function test and Field Service test. Such tests will show the real error code.

Once you find the error code the machine must be repaired. Instructions for repair are in the service manual uploaded here : Click here to start download from MediaFire...

If that does not work, proceed from here (same manual).



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