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If the unit goes directly into the drain and spin cycle, your control board on your dishwasher has just started acting up. First, try to flip the circuit breaker off to the dishwasher for 60 seconds to see if the electronics will reset. If that doesn't work, try to reset the board. To reset the board, turn the dishwasher off. Chose any 3 buttons on the control panel. Press them in the following sequence, 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3 with no more than 1 second between each button push. All the lights will go solid, then you press cancel to reset the board.
Now if none of that works, below is a link to the control board inside your door you'd need to order and replace to resolve the issue.
CLICK HERE for control board
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Unfortunately the control board and the touchpad go out quite frequently on all the newer Whirlpool model dishwashers. My company doesn't recommend buying Whirlpool dishwashers anymore as of about 4 years ago.
There are no screws holding it on. It just unclips and the slide to the left in that picture and off.