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Maytag Mdl MDBTT59AWW - Went into Diagnostics Mode- all indicaters blinking secquencially. Suspect random button pushing by a 7 yr old. Powered unit down and back up - Now nothing works.

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  • dmageeenterp May 29, 2011

    The 7 minute power cycle got me out of the sequencing indicators. Now I can select any wash and dry cycle I want - when I press the Start the lights selected stay on for about 30 seconds and then go off, but the unit does not START. I also tried the Delay and Cancel button reset but got no results.

  • dmageeenterp May 29, 2011

    Sorry, 7 minute control reset turned OFF sequentially blinking lights. Unit now looks normal - no lights..

    Now select Heavy Wash cycle - Heavy Wash Indicator comes on - Options Heated Dry and Extra Rinse Indicator come on. These OPtions can not be deselected - after approx 30 seconds all indicators turn off. Also the same happens when I select the Normal Wash and Light Wash Cycles.

    When I select the Rinse Only cycle only the Rinse Only Indicator comes On, the Heated Dry and Extra Rinse (Options) indicators do not come On. Hitting the START/ CANCEL button has no Effect.

    The Unit does not START and after 30 seconds all indicatiors go OFF



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First thing to do is go to your electrical breaker and try turning the unit off for 7 minutes and then turn the unit back on this usually resets the control. If this does not reset the control and you still have the same issue try pressing the delay /resume button once and then try pressing the drain /cancel button twice when you press each button count 1 second if this doesnt work message me back I await your reply Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead May 29, 2011

    ok so the 7 minute control reset thing worked and now you when you press the start which lights are lighting up or blinking and if they are lighting or blinking how many times this is usually a sign of the unit giveing you an error code I await your reply Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead May 30, 2011

    so now no matter what you push you do not hear any water going into the unit nor do you hear the unit starting to wash in no way shape or form if this is true if you have a multimeter you would check the solenoids on the top of the water inlet valve after you pushed for any cycle if you had no power to the soilenoids then there is either bad float switch which would make the unit not turn on at all or a bad control or touch pad on the unit i dont think its a touch pad due to you pushing buttons and them lighting up one of the first steps you should have happen when you push for any type of cycle is water flows in the unit from the water inlet valve message me back if this is not happening Thanks Rick



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