We bought this dishwasher machine in 2011. It worked fine for the last 6 years. Then, recently we noticed that several times it worked through the whole night, and then finished. I noticed yesterday that it takes a long time for it to start the cycle. I noticed that it stays quite for a long time with option "Steam Clean" flushing. I opened it, and tried to reprogram it to auto clean and normal, but buttons either did not lit up, or switched to "Steam Clean" flushing quickly after I close the machine. I even tried to switch off the breaker for a minute, but it did not help. Then I left it with blinking "Steam Clean" button. And apparently it started the cycle during the night, but it finished it only on the morning. We just had a technician, and he said it is probably the control panel, but needs to do some research.
Model of the dishwasher is as the following:
MAYTAG MDB8959AWW JETCLEAN PLUS SERIES FULLY INTEGRATED DISHWASHER WITH 6 WASH CYCLES, DURAGUARD NYLON RACKS, 6 HOUR DELAY START, SILVERWARE BLAST SPRAY JETS AND SILENCE RATING OF 56 DB: WHITE
I am wondering:
- What can be the problem?
- Can I fix it myself?
- What should be a ballpark for a cost to fix it in LA? Or, is it better to buy a new machine at this point?