We just bought a house with this 2012 dishwasher in it. The buttons were mildly unresponsive at first and eventually it stopped responding all together. I flipped the breaker, sometimes it helped, sometimes not. For a little while it would beep 6 times or so after pressing a button and then nothing. Then it stopped everything.
Fastforward a month hand washing, I put the stainless outer panel back on (had removed it in case it was something obvious) and the controls lit up and the dishwasher worked! The lights on the panel clearly weren't working correctly, but the buttons responded and the cycles worked. Awesome. Then yesterday it stopped. No response from buttons, 2 lights on on the control panel, but that's it. Nada.
My question... Should I get someone to come look at it ($80-$300 w/parts) or buy a new dishwasher ($500-600)? I'm torn because this one isn't that old and probably just needs a new control panel(?) and it was originally a $1k dishwasher, but a new one is a new one. (I'd love to fix it myself but I don't know a thing about dishwashers or troubleshooting them)