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My 2 year old Maytag dishwasher (MDBH969AWW3) is out of warranty. talked to maytag and they said i would have to call for service.

i tried unplugging, let it sit for several hours and then plugged it back in. it still blinks.

i can make it go in a drain cycle by pushing the drain button on top as soon as i plug it in, but as soon as the normal light starts blinking, it shuts off.

we ran the dishwasher before we left for the winter. i turned the water off in the house and drained the pipes.

i really don't know where to start trouble shooting the problem. if i could get the electronics to reset some how, then i could figure out what is not working right, but since i can't do this i am stuck.

it has push button controls on top of the door that you push before you close the door for it to run.

i could not find an answer or any ideas on what to do.

thanks for your help.

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Heating Element

If lights are flashing on the control panel, the heating element might have burned out. The heating element heats the water up to operating temperature. After a set amount of time if the temperature isn't reached a light on the control panel might start flashing. The heating element can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter.

Heating Element Assembly

If lights are flashing on the control panel, the heating element assembly might have burned out. The heating element assembly heats the water up to operating temperature. After a set amount of time if the temperature isn't reached a light on the control panel might start flashing. The heating element assembly can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter.

Drain Pump

If lights are flashing on the control panel, the drain pump might not be working properly. For two-wire drain pump motors check them for continuity using an Ohm meter. If it's defective You'll need to replace it. Drain pumps are not repairable.

Touchpad and Control Panel

If the lights are flashing on the display the entire touchpad and control panel assembly might be defective. If the display works but the dishwasher functions are all out of synch, or some of the buttons don't respond properly the entire touchpad and control panel might need to be replaced.

Touchpad

If the display lights are flickering for no reason, the touchpad might need to be replaced. Sometimes when the touchpad is defective the display lights are flashing randomly.

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