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3 yr old Maytag DW shows no life. I have a 3 yr old Maytag

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3 yr old Maytag DW shows no life.
I have a 3 yr old Maytag DW shows no life, model #: MDBH979SAM1.
I have validated that there is current to the electrical connection of the DW.
Please provide troubleshooting steps. Control buttons have illumination when they are available. None of the control buttons are illuminated. Depressing the control buttons does not initiate any result\action from the DW.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset. I am Appliance Guru an extremely experienced tech on the site and I try to get to as many customers as I can. I just picked up your question now. NOTE it takes time for me to type research and add links so please wait for me to respond back I can only do this so fast. Secondly I am not paid anything until you rate my service good using the STAR RATING LINK at the top of your page, the money is paid to the site not me directly.


You need to get a volts meter and check the power to the dishwasher first then rake apart the console and get to the board and check here for voltage. If you have power there the board is bad. If not check the wiring from the source to the board.


All I ask is please use the Star Rating Link at the top of your page before leaving, that is the only way I am paid anything through the site and that will also get you a DIRECT LINK emailed to you to get back to me! are greatly appreciated so thank you very much for using this service. If you have any other questions just post back to me here anytime!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have a friend in hospital.

It a be a day or 3 before I get back to you.



Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

ok please do or rate me so the question does not close out thanks!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I ll test tomorrow.


Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.