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Maytag Dishwasher I need the reset sequence for my dishwasher. The power comany had turned off the electric to the house to make chages elsewhere in my house. When the electric was turned back on all appliance came back on except the dishwasher. The dishwasher has a front panel touch pad and three of the panel lights are flashing. I know there has to be a sequence to reset the machine. I also need the peace and quiet in the house since I am the husband and am suppose to know it all. The model number is MDB7160AWQ. Carter Elbon

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    any button pushed on front panel continues to blink but nothing happens

    with the dishwasher

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    4 flashing lights on Maytag dishwasher control panel pushed accidentally and now blinking.  Please advise procedure to reset; I normally use the auto Clean cycle with heated drying.

  • airn Jul 07, 2008

    Front panel dishwasher. The power went out for just a moment and came right back on the NORMAL light was flashing when I pushed the CANCEL button it also stayed flashing. I turned the breaker off over night and tried again the next day the NORMAL light is still flashing and when I press the CANCEL button it flashes also. I tried with the door open and closed? Any help will be appreciated.

  • erinmck Aug 13, 2008

    I have a Maytag Model Number MDB9100AWB Jetclean dishwasher EQ plus and most of the lights are flashing...I've tried unplugging it.... didn't work... any idea of what the sequence is for resetting it? 



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I bought my maytag quite series 300 about 4 months ago it just started turn on without pushing the buttons and want shutoff when you touch the start/cancel button whatn do i do

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Resetting consists of unplugging unit for a minute. I think you may have lost a board when power came back on, such as by a surge.

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If there is a procedure to reset your board it would be to remove power, then restore power to the dishwasher and press certain combination of buttons within certain number of seconds. As far as I remember that procedure was available and was described in tech documentation for Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid and Kenmore dishwashers. I don't recall such procedure for LG.
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The "hard" reset procedure for any control board would be the following sequence (standard electrical safety and common sense rules apply):
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  • access the control board
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  • CAREFULLY (you can damage your board) disconnect all plugs and wires from the board
  • with a large flat blade screwdriver or any other metal tool insulated from your hand, briefly short the connectors on the board. If you can identify where the power wires connect to the board - short those between each other first.
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The circuit breaker in the electrical panel may need to be reset. Hopefully it is labeled and will be easy to find without cycling power to everything else in the house.

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