Question about Maytag 24 in. MDB5601AWS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
My Maytag MDBF550AWW dishwasher (not exactly the one pictured) doesn't work... Suddenly won't turn on. When you press the front buttons, the LED lights only for Heavy Cycle and Rinse cycle, not the normal or Light cycle. Then if you press start/cancel button, nothing happens. I've opened it up and tested the door switches with an ohmmeter and they appear good. Also tested the "membrane panel" (front buttons) according to the wiring diagram and all the buttons appear to be ok. Now I don't know what to do next! Help! If it's not the buttons, perhaps it's the control board? See pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfused/
On a dishwasher an ohmmeter is almost useless. the best way to check is to look for voltage. at the door switch check for voltage to ground on both sides. if you have 120 on both sides of the switch then follow the wire over to the control board. if you have 120 going into the control board and nothing coming out of the control then you nood to start looking for a broken neutral. however the likelyhood that its the control panel may be a better idea especially if you are hitting buttons and nothing happens. try reseating any ribbon cables
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. First make sure that the drain is not clogged and remove clogs if present. If no visible lint is present then remove the lower front access panel to check the drain filter and drain pump for any clogs, you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump completely. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller & clean the chopper assembly. Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn't overheat. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.
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