Maytag Dishwasher Won’t Turn On

What To Do When Your Maytag Dishwasher Won’t Turn On

If your Maytag dishwasher won’t turn on, you’re probably wondering what to do. Don’t worry – we’re here to help! We’ll go over some typical reasons why your dishwasher may not be turning on and how to repair them. We’ll also give you some hints for diagnosing and repairing your dishwasher. So if your dishwashing isn’t cooperating with you, keep reading for some suggestions!

Why Your Maytag Dishwasher Won’t Turn On

Ready to figure out why your Maytag dishwasher won’t start? Below, we’ll go over some of the most common reasons and what you can do to fix them.

The dishwasher isn’t getting power

Check to make sure that the plug is firmly inserted into the outlet and that the outlet itself isn’t turned off. If the outlet is GFI protected, don’t forget to try pressing the reset button. You may also want to check your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box to see if a blown fuse is the problem.

The door isn’t closing fully

Before starting the dishwasher, be sure to check that the door is closed all the way and that nothing is stopping it from sealing. An open door will prevent the dishwasher from starting. If your Maytag dishwasher door won’t stay closed, it may be that the latch is broken.

Maytag dishwasher door won't stay closed

Issue with the water supply

Check to see if the water supply to the dishwasher is turned on and flowing properly. If your Maytag dishwasher is not filling with water, it won’t be able to fill and will automatically shut off.

Issues with dishwasher settings

If you’ve checked all of the above and your Maytag dishwasher won’t start still, there are a few settings that can responsible for this issue that you can check.

  • Delay Mode: This feature allows you to delay the start of a cycle. Make sure that Delay Mode isn’t turned on.
  • Child Lock: This safety feature prevents the dishwasher from starting. If Child Lock is enabled, you’ll need to disable it before the dishwasher will start.
  • Sleep Mode: Sleep Mode conserves energy by turning off the display and lights. If your dishwasher is in Sleep Mode, you’ll need to wake it up before it will start.

The dishwasher’s start switch is faulty

This dishwasher switch is located on the control panel. If the switch is defective, it may need to be replaced. This part is located inside the door and you will likely need a professional’s help to fix this issue.

Problem with the dishwasher’s control board

This part controls all of the dishwasher’s functions and if it’s not working properly, the dishwasher won’t start. Control boards can be tricky to diagnose and repair, so it’s best to call a professional if you think this is the problem.

Hopefully, one of the above solutions will help you get your Maytag dishwasher up and running again. But if you’re still having trouble, you can always call the professional dishwasher repair team at Sloan Appliance. We can help you diagnose and repair the problem quickly and efficiently. Thanks for reading and good luck!

P.S. For more dishwasher tips check out our blogs on leaky dishwashers and dishwashers that aren’t cleaning properly.

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