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Title: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: Shotgun on July 23, 2012, 10:44:04 AM
Greetings again guys --

Got an odd issue with this Maytag dishwasher (MDB5601AWW), the majority of the buttons on the control panel do not properly function (these are the flat buttons, pressing directly against a substrate/circuit board).  The "AutoClean", "Heavy Wash", and "Rinse Only" buttons seem to work ok, but the rest do not, including the "Start/Cancel", so the device is completely non-functional.

When the buttons are pressed, a very dim light indication can be seen in a couple of the other button's light indicators, always the same ones.

Is this something I can fix myself, of should I just replace the unit?  I am presuming it is a computer issue -- it's hard for me to imagine it is anything else -- but I do not want to get caught up with repair of a unit where isolating the problem involves 10 different components.

Thanks again guys!
Title: Re: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: tgoods on July 23, 2012, 02:03:37 PM
It needs the console replaced. It's a very common problem with these Maytag dishwashers.


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Title: Re: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: Shotgun on July 23, 2012, 02:33:26 PM
Roger that - I have removed the part and inspected it for visible damage.  There is some minor crud in areas, but a potential issue appears to be that the ribbon cable itself seems to have some damage internally to the ribbon.  It's hard to tell.

I ordered the replacement control panel you provided.

I'll buy you a beer if this is the end of it!

Thanks for the prompt attention.

Title: Re: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: Shotgun on July 25, 2012, 03:45:32 PM
All hail the Appliance Parts Pros and the network of professionals on this website!

Unit fixed and functioning normally in 48 hours.

Enjoy this beer, tgoods -- thanks, again.

Title: Re: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: tgoods on July 25, 2012, 05:37:52 PM
Thank you very much.  :cheers:
Title: Re: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: Kris Lee on May 16, 2013, 11:06:20 PM
Class Action Against Whirlpool (Maytag) Regarding Control Panels

I have filed a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool for their faulty control panels in their Whirlpool and Maytag dishwashers. Please contact my attorney Eppsteiner & Fiorica Attorneys, LLP at 866.548.8857 and let them know if you own or owned a dishwasher with control panel failures.
Title: Re: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: Shotgun on May 16, 2013, 11:49:45 PM
Right on, thanks.
Title: Re: MAYTAG Dishwasher Quiet Series 300, some buttons work, others not (MDB5601AWW)
Post by: AJ on May 17, 2013, 12:14:07 PM
Do the consumers ever get something that amounts to anything in such class auctions or do just the lawyers make out in the end?

After participating in a few such class actions over the years and receiving checks in the mail from them for just a few bucks I don't bother with them any more. Seems they just get you all pumped up over nothing. At least that has been my experiance.