Troubleshooting your Maytag Quiet Series 200 dishwasher involves checking several key parts of the appliance for signs of trouble. Dishwashers frequently stop working due to problems with the water supply, electricity supply or the way the appliance is loaded or programmed. It is often possible to resolve these minor technical faults at home without paying for a professional technician to examine the dishwasher.
Hold the "Start/Cancel" pad for a few seconds. The dishwasher doesn't start automatically after the wash instructions are entered. The dishwasher automatically pauses if you open the door mid-cycle. Add any forgotten items, close the door and press "Start" to resume. Ensure that you have selected all the necessary wash options on the control panel.
Reposition any cutlery, plates, pots or pans blocking the door or the spray arms and try starting the dishwasher again. The appliance doesn't start until the door is completely closed. You might find the dishwasher produces poor results if one or more of the spray arms are blocked.
Move the dishwasher out from beneath the counter so you can see the water supply pipes and electrical cord. Make sure the pipes are free of kinks and the shut-off valve is in the "Open" position. Ensure the power cord is directly connected to a working electrical outlet. Remove any extension cords or adapters.
Test the outlet with a lamp. A blown fuse or tripped breaker cuts power to its electrical circuit during a power surge. Reset the breaker or replace the fuse protecting the dishwasher's circuit and try the appliance again. Other outlets will likely be effected in the event of a tripped breaker or blown fuse.
Cancel the appliance's child protection lock. Hold down "Heated Dry" for three seconds until the small LED next to the lock graphic goes out. The child lock stops accidental or unauthorized use of the appliance while you are away. Repeating this step re-applies the child lock.