How to Troubleshoot a Maytag Quiet Series 300 Dishwasher

Cleaning up the kitchen after a family meal is real chore without your Maytag Quiet Series 300 dishwasher, especially if you have a large family. There are several things you should check before calling a Maytag technician to fix your appliance: the electricity and water supply, the control panel and the water supply hoses. Troubleshooting your appliance by eliminating common causes of technical issues takes about 20 minutes.

Some people rely on their dishwasher at the end of every meal.

Step 1

Press the "Start/Cancel" button on the control panel. Quiet Series 300 dishwashers do not start once the door is closed like some appliances. Go over your choices entered into the control panel and makes sure they reflect what you want from the appliance. Options are carried over from the previous cycle.

Step 2

Open the door and move any pots or pans leaning against the door back within the confines of the shelf. The dishwasher won't start until the door is completely closed, providing a watertight seal between the inside of the appliance and your kitchen. Pots and pans can easily jam the door open.

Step 3

Hold down "Heated Dry" until the light next to the padlock icon goes out. The appliance won't start while the lock-out function is active. This feature prevents unsupervised children from starting the dishwasher. Repeating this step reactivates the lock-out function.

Step 4

Move the dishwasher away from the wall and check the water hoses are straight. Kinks in the hose prevent the appliance accessing hot and cold water, and from draining correctly when the wash cycle is complete. Make sure the water shutoff valves are open if you have recently had the appliance serviced.

Step 5

Ensure the power cord still is connected to an three-prong electrical outlet. Extension cords and multi-plug adapters are not suitable for use with a Maytag Quiet Series 300 dishwasher. Turn the outlet on, if possible, via the power switch on the plastic face of the outlet or the switch on the wall behind the counter above.

Step 6

Reset any tripped breakers in your home's electrical closet. The dishwasher and other electronics on the same circuit won't work if a power surge trips the breaker. Swap out any blown fuses with suitable replacements if your home uses fuses instead of breakers.