no flashing lights
i hit the start button and the cycle lights (blue) are on for about 30 seconds and then the cancel button light (red) comes on.
Your touch panel is likely experiencing a failure. You may need to replace the control panel but there is a trick you can try first. Cut the power to the appliance. Use a hair dryer to heat the panel up until very warm while "massaging" the buttons. Often times, this will restore operation. Be sure to get the panel very warm but not hot enough to damage the plastic. If this does not work, let me know what happens and I can get you the correct part information, if necessary.
I can hear the dishwasher trying to do something. but it's not starting. i don't think its the panel. any other ideas?
how can you tell? It may be.