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Title: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 09, 2011, 05:11:50 PM
I have replaced the door lock assembly and the control board, and only two lights come on on the touchpad.  What seems to be the problem?  What do I do next?

Model MDBH965AWW
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: jumptrout51 on February 09, 2011, 05:26:13 PM
What was your problem before you replaced the latch?
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 09, 2011, 05:55:59 PM
The latch was broken, so I just replaced the latch and then it would not run anymore.  It worked even with the latch broken and I could shut the door.
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 09, 2011, 06:00:28 PM
When I turned the power back on, only two lights on the touchpad will come on.  The Heated Dry and the Rinse Only lights are the only ones that come on and they both stay on for about 30 seconds and then go off.
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: MajorApp on February 09, 2011, 06:04:09 PM
  Sounds like a control panel problem. When you took the door apart to replace the latch a ribbon connector might have been damaged. These dishwashers are notorious for control panel problems. I have one that hasn't lit up for 2 years. Luckily, I push start and it runs.
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 09, 2011, 06:07:20 PM
I replaced the control board.  How do I resolve this problem?
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: jumptrout51 on February 09, 2011, 06:13:59 PM
Turn off the power.
Disconnect,then re-connect the control board wiring and ribbon connectors.
Then re-apply power.
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 09, 2011, 06:55:14 PM
I disconnected and reconnected the control board, and still only 2 lights come on.
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 09, 2011, 06:57:12 PM
Does this mean that I need to replace the control (touchpad) panel?
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: MajorApp on February 09, 2011, 09:39:34 PM
  I would say yes. Did you try running diagnostics from the tech sheet thats behind the bottom kick plate?
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 09, 2011, 10:05:43 PM
I did not try the diagnostic.  I did order a new Control Panel.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Dr. B on February 11, 2011, 06:48:25 PM
I replaced the control Panel and Voile!!!  It started right up.  Thanks to all for the suggestions.
Title: Re: Maytag dishwasher will not start
Post by: Kris Lee on May 16, 2013, 10:52:24 PM
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