dishwasher wouldn't start

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

David From Alexandria, VA

Jan 15, 2008

5 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

The replacement was easy but it's frustrating that the control panel would go bad so quickly (just over 5 years old). There are about 10 torx head screws (I think T20) to take out in order to open the door. Then about 5 head head bolts to detach the control panel from the door. Finally a thin ribbon electrical connector from the control panel to the cpu board -- also attached to the door.

Reassembly was pretty much the reverse -- very straight forward.

I wasn't certain the control panel needed replacing as it seemed there might have been a blown breaker in the system somewhere. However, I stumbled on the instructions for sales floor demo mode (press extra rinse 5 times quickly). That showed all the lights working, so it didn't seem to be an electrical problem. You turn off demo mode by pressing the start button. That didn't work, so it seemed pretty clear the button was the problem.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 6-917716 (Now subbed to Control Panel with Touch Pad)

Part Number: PS2340953

In Stock