Why is my Maytag dishwasher stopping during the dry cycle?
My Maytag dishwasher MDB8959AWS6 is able to start a normal wash cycle, but now always stops during what I think is the dry cycle, based on the timing and the condition of the dishes. When the dishwasher first stops (for maybe a few minutes), there are no lights on, but then the light by the Start/Resume button begins flashing. Inside the dishwasher, there is hot water, clean dishes, soap already dispensed. I am able to get it to finish the cycle by pressing the Start/Resume button with or without opening the door, but it may stop again requiring me to push the button to get it to resume again (especially if I restart it soon after it stopped). A couple months ago I switched the thermal fuse with lines attached, and it worked fine until now. I hate to spend a lot of money on it since it’s old. Control boards and panels are pricey. I was hoping that it still could be a door latch and switch assembly problem (cheaper to replace). Could it be that the switch/latch is not working properly when there is high heat during the drying cycle? I am more likely to only have to restart it once if I am trying the next morning, when things are no longer hot. I do have a multimeter which I had previously used to verify the bad thermal fuse, but I’m not sure where to place the contacts to test the actual switch or whatever else I need to test.
Is this a good question?