Having problems with your Maytag MDBH945AWW / MDBH945AWQ / MDBH945AWB Built-in Dishwasher ?

I have a 4 year old Maytag MDBH945AWW and the panel lights come on and I can select cycles... but the dishwasher wont start. I tried holding the start cancel button, tried turning the breaker off for a couple of hours, took the inner panel off the door and checked the latch, but its still wont start. Any other suggestions? If it needs a new control panel its probably better to just get a new similar dishwasher for $300, correct?


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What you need to do is read for continuity and power across the door latch switch. (2 white wires) AND 2 Black wires Both wires must read continuty at the control panel connectors to the power source terminals for the unit to start. Since the control panel lights up I have to assume that the black wire from the door switch has 120VAC on it.
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\015\012There is also a turbidity sensor that can cause this: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=4114286&image=1
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\015\012I an not telling you to change parts. You really need to use a meter and follow 120VAC power to find out where it stops when it should be passing through a component.
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\015\012If you can interpet this diagram....
\015\012http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=1318099&pkw_=basket&model_id=5177084&NewWindow=1
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\015\012I do not think at this point you need a control panel. It is possible but... the door switch and the thermistor will prevent the unit from starting.
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\015\012This is ONE source for replacement parts.
\015\012http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5177084
\015\012There are numerous parts sources on line and locally.
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\015\012Don't give up on your dishwasher too soon. 4 years is about mid life for your dishwasher.
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\015\012Thanks for choosing FixYa.
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\015\012Kelly
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