Maytag Dishwasher Won’t Start

Maytag Dishwasher Won’t Start. One of the most frustrating things that can happen to a Maytag dishwasher owner is when their dishwasher won’t start.

It’s usually not just one problem; it could be any number of issues and if you’re in the middle of doing dishes, this has got to be really annoying.

Here are some helpful solutions for people experiencing problems with their Maytag dishwashers. A dishwasher is a great appliance to have, but sometimes it just doesn’t work.

There are many reasons why a dishwasher won’t start running, such as the water supply being turned off or the door not being closed correctly. In this article, we’ll go over what to do when your Maytag dishwasher breaks down.

Maytag Dishwasher Won’t Start

maytag dishwasher won't start

Wondering how to reset your dishwasher? If it is plugged into an outlet, then simply unplug it for one minute. Plug it back in. You can do this for both a wireless or wired dishwasher. If the dishwasher is hardwired to your home’s power supply and you need to reset its circuit breaker, wait a minute before turning it back on and make sure all the other breakers are off.

Let’s discuss some issues with Maytag Dishwashers when it won’t start.

Issue Tripbreaker

One of the first places to look is in the breaker box. If a breaker trips, it won’t keep power from flowing to your dishwasher and it won’t start. In addition, none of the lights or chimes will work with this issue.

Turning the breaker back on is the easiest way to fix this issue but you should know that if it trips one time then there’s a good chance that it will trip again because something might be up with your circuit too.

This may indicate that there’s too much load on your circuit if you happen to share it with other kitchen appliances such as a toaster can add a lot of load to your breaker, so make sure you aren’t using any other kitchen appliances while your dishwasher is operating.

Touchpad Problems

touchpad problems

A touchpad that isn’t responding is a problem common to dishwashers. If the touchpad isn’t working, you’ll need to replace it with a new one.

You can find various quality replacement touchpads online and at computer stores like Micro Center and Best Buy.

When replacing your touchpad, it’s important that you do an exact installation otherwise you might end up with problems when using your machine again such as not being able to tell whether or not you’re ready for a wash and dry cycle without touching the screen.

Cycle interrupted

Dishwashers have short-term memories and if your dishwasher stops in the middle of a cycle, it will be tempted to try to start at that point again. It may also pause and not want to restart at all.

A hard reset can be performed by turning off the power at the breaker box or unplugging the dishwasher.

You should leave it unplugged for anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes and then plug it back in. It should start from the beginning next time you run it.

Faulty Door Switch

Door switches prevent the dishwasher from operating while the door is open. Even when the door is closed, a defective dishwasher door switch will stop the machine from running.

Test for continuity using a multimeter to determine if this is the source of the problem. Replace any switches found to be faulty as soon as possible, as these types of problems are relatively easy to fix.

Failed Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher, which means if there is a problem with the main control board, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher.

This will cause the dishwasher not to start. Control boards are often misdiagnosed and it’s important to check more commonly defective parts before replacing the main control board.

Testing these common components can save you time and money which is especially important when trying to resolve an issue as quickly as possible.

Defective Thermal Fuse

When the dishwasher overheats, a thermal fuse shuts down power to it. If the thermal fuse blows, it will prevent the dishwasher from starting.

Use a multimeter to check for continuity when diagnosing a fuse problem. If there is no continuity, replace the thermal fuse.

If you need assistance figuring out what type of fuse your dishwasher needs or how to test or change them out, please feel free to contact our office where we can walk you through any issues.

Malfunctioning Timer

A faulty timer may be attributed to several malfunctions inside your dishwasher. For example, a faulty water reservoir or failed door latch can result in a timing error that prevents the appliance from powering on properly.

Knowing this, it’s important to first verify if these common components are working successfully before attributing all problems related to dishwashing to the timer.

Maytag Dishwasher Won’t Start

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