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  1. #1
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    Default Maytag dishwasher

    Model - MDBH975aws

    All I can get from this thing is a flashing L when I hit start/cancel and heated dry light (green).
    The L flashes about 4/5 times , and the Heated Dry stays lit. The green light for Heated Dry will not go off.

    Whats up? Should I kill the power until I find out what is going on?

    This is my own personal washer.

    THanks

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    Is the lock on the key panal?
    http://www.maytag.com/digitalassets/...0W10157789.pdf
    Page 6

    jeff.
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    I was wrong about the Heated Dry light being on. It is the lock image. Evidently, I am having a problem with the locking mechanism. I will see if I can take the door apart and seeif I can find the problem.

    It does seem to be catching when closed.

    Hoping a board has not gone bad.

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    The lock image is on the touch-pad. The handle/lock has 2 micro switches, one on either side.

    When I checked the micro switches for continuity, I got continuity before the actuators were actuated by the handle. In other words, when the door is closed, the switches have no continuity. Seems backwards to me.

    I was tempted to bypass the switches, but was scared I would burn something up.

    The handle/lock mechanism had a screw missing, and I thought maybe the door was not shutting properly. I tried it with the handle/lock out of the door (door open), still got the same thing with the little lck on the panel lit and the flashing L.

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    The lock image is on the touch-pad.
    To avoid unintended use of your dishwasher, or cycle and option changes during a cycle.
    To turn on Lock, press and hold Heated Dry for at least 3-7 seconds.
    To turn off Lock, press and hold Heated Dry for at least 3-7 seconds.
    When Control Lock is lit, all buttons are disabled. If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light flashes
    5 times. The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls are locked.

    When I checked the micro switches for continuity, I got continuity before the actuators were actuated by the handle. In other words, when the door is closed, the switches have no continuity. Seems backwards to me.
    That would/should be backwards.

    jeff.
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    Bingo!

    Holding/resetting the lock did the trick.

    I had tried holding one of the controls for 10 sec's or so with no luck.

    Thanks a bunch!
    Last edited by Boman; 06-16-2013 at 07:55 AM.

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    Glad we got it

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