Hi Sorry to hear about your problem with the dishwasher... it looks like you are having a control panel problem, which is malfunctioning, try disconnecting the power to the unit for a couple of minutes and reconnect it, this sometimes resets the board if that doesn't work, you will need to replace the control panel. hope this helps!
I tried this 2 or 3 times over the course of a few days. (Should have thought of it myself, but I'm too used to older dishwashers to start thinking of them as having microcircuitry, or even software.) No apparent effect. Could heat from the washer have screwed up the control panel? Also, though it may be totally irrelevant, there is a panel between the front of the dishwasher and the floor, that seems to consist of something soft -- rubber, plastic, vinyl, I don't know what. Parts of it have torn away, so there's now a ragged gap in that panel. Typically it gets forgotten because it's recessed under the dishwasher door, and in any case it's black on black.Any other thoughts?Thanks,Alastair