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    This totally worked for me! My Maytag 8949 dishwasher started acting funny a few months ago. Noticed that it wasn't turning off after hours of running on auto-wash or normal...after some experimenting, we realized it would turn off at a normal time when running on Light mode. I figured there was something wrong with the control module, but this was a good temporary measure. Then this morning the unit wouldn't turn on. The Start and Cancel buttons didn't work. Found your post and figured I'd give it a try before purchasing the $150 replacement panel. Took some time, but the Magic Eraser was able to scrub down into the ribbon and eliminate the rust. Only had to spend $7 for the liquid electric tape...didn't have green in stock, so I went with black ;)Now trying a load of dishes in a...

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    This totally worked for me! My Maytag 8949 dishwasher started acting funny a few months ago. Noticed that it wasn't turning off after hours of running on auto-wash or normal...after some experimenting, we realized it would turn off at a normal time when running on Light mode. I figured there was something wrong with the control module, but this was a good temporary measure. Then this morning the unit wouldn't turn on. The Start and Cancel buttons didn't work. Found your post and figured I'd give it a try before purchasing the $150 replacement panel. Took some time, but the Magic Eraser was able to scrub down into the ribbon and eliminate the rust. Only had to spend $7 for the liquid electric tape...didn't have green in stock, so I went with black ;)Now trying a load of dishes in auto-wash - hoping to get everything back to normal.Thank you!

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