Question about Maytag 24 in. MDC5100A Free-standing Dishwasher

Open Question

Maytag Dishwasher Blinking LEDs - "Freestanding" Electronic Control

My Maytag “Freestanding” dishwasher won't start a cycle and has Blinking LED lights on the front.  It worked fine yesterday.  Model Number: MDC5100AWW.  Serial Number: 27379485AE   Control Type: Electronic


The following two LEDs are blinking:

- LED above the "Heated Dry" button

- LED for the "Clean" icon


They are both on constant synchronized blink (NOT providing specific number of blinks to indicate a code).


I bought the dishwasher new in 2001 and it has never had a problem prior to today. 


May or may not have contributed to the issue:  Yesterday I ran the dishwasher using the "rinse only" cycle to rinse the cups with only water.  During the middle of the rinse I needed to get water from the faucet, so I removed the plastic attachment that holds inlet and outlet hoses to the opening of the kitchen faucet. (It

Posted by JJM004 on


4 Related Answers


  • 142 Answers

SOURCE: Electronics problem with Maytag Dishwasher

the outlet pump may have become clogged, try removing and cleaning it.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009



  • 256 Answers

SOURCE: I have a MDB5130AWW model

You may have a seized/stuck motor. Turn the electricity off and remove the lower panels. Take a flat head screw driver and carefully attempt to move the motor impellers. If the impellers feel hard to turn continue to try and free the impellers. If they loosen, reactivate the power and start the appliance. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 25, 2010


Rylee Smith

  • 8619 Answers

SOURCE: Model no. MDB6100AWW. Just unloaded the


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

-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

If still the issue is not resolved then you'll have to replace the control panel. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Posted on Oct 07, 2010


Mark MacDonald

  • 2605 Answers

SOURCE: Maytag, MDB9100AWW, Serial # 13125545WZ.

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I'll start by saying the "2" in the display when you press cancel is normal. If you allow it to complete it should initiate the drain before you press cancel the second time.

Initially It sound's like a fill valve or stuck float assembly, though there are many possible scenarios that can include a heating element or a control board, so I'll need to clarify the unit will indeed complete the cancel if you do not push it the second time and if it does complete the cancel will it then in turn start a new cycle ?

Let me know what you find or if you can add any further details and I'll try to help moving forward any way I can. Good luck.

Thanks for visiting FixYa.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

After a few minutes into cyle delay lights start flashing

Light(s) Flashing/Blinking - Door Opened - Delay ... - Maytag
MaytagQuestion: Built-In Dishwasher - Light(s) Flashing/Blinking - Door Opened - DelayWash - Cycle Power. Answer. Product Symptom: Built-In Dishwasher - Light(s) ...

Sep 26, 2015 | Bush Dishwashers

2 Answers

Timer light on front panel of dishwasher has stopped working--how is it replaced?

Most of the led lights are fused to the circuit board. Sounds like the circuit board is going or gone bad. I'm not sure because you did not give the model of the dishwasher.

Most of the control lights are led and do not go bad. But the circuit board that controls the lights can go bad. You may be able to fix the control circuit board but replacing it would be easier.

Oct 14, 2014 | Maytag Dishwashers

1 Answer

Need bosch dishwasher manual

Try putting in your model number here to get access to documentation....

Jun 02, 2012 | Bosch Dishwashers

1 Answer


Hello I had the same issue the sequence for resetting the panel is;
heated dry...normal...heated dry...normal
all the lights will go on then off. on my machine it started the normal wash cycle. I let it run normally so far this worked.
Hope this helps.

Dec 30, 2011 | Maytag MDB7749AWB Builtin Dishwasher

1 Answer

Maytag mdb/c-2 some lights are blinking and won´t stop. I can´t start the cycle of cleaning, well really i can´t start anything. Please any sugestion ?

press the "off" button and hold it down for several seconds. this worked for me when i encountered the same problem on my maytag jetclean this weekend. it reset my control panel and now it's working great!

Sep 11, 2010 | Maytag 24 in. MDB5600A Jetclean II...

1 Answer

My maytage legacy 300 quite series does not turn on. Looks like the led screen is not working properly.

When I close the door on my 300 and press the wash cycle all the lights turn on. When I press start I get a blinking time indicator and then it shut off.

Jun 21, 2010 | Maytag 24 in. MDB9750AW Dishwasher

2 Answers

Maytag dependably quiet plus not starting

check connections to the door switch.

Nov 04, 2008 | Dishwashers

3 Answers

Whirlpool gold start button flashing dishwasher won't start

press sani and heat back and fourth then after all lights light close door and hit start then wait about 3 minutes. worked for me

Oct 12, 2008 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Maytag quiet series model #:MDBH950AWB

The dishwasher lights are all blinking, it starts randomly, like one in every 50 times you press the buttons. I have unplugged it to reset several times. Nothing is working. I'm looking for a solution to blinking lights and it not starting. is there any other way to reset the controls????

Jan 13, 2008 | Maytag 24 in. MDBH950AWS Built-in...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag 24 in. MDC5100A Free-standing Dishwasher Logo

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dishwashers Experts


Level 3 Expert

4369 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18378 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides