Maytag dishwasher model #mdb4651aws would not start
Brian B. • Midvale, UT • October 25, 2014
Appliance: Maytag Undercounter Dishwasher MDB4651AWS0
My Repair & Advice
We had a repairman come and diagnose it. He wasn't sure, but he said 90% of the time he sees this problem, it is in the Start button flex circuit itself. He quoted the repair at $464, and talked with us about the possibility of buying a new dishwasher instead of making the repair.
On AppliancePartsPros I was able to find the control panel for $132. You can't buy the button panel separate from the whole control panel, which is silly because the rest of the control panel is simple the injection-molded piece you already have.
With a simple reconnection of the ribbon cable and connectors, the control panel was back in place and ready to go. When I pressed Start, the dishwasher took off like new!!