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The little nubs that push the handle down to engage the power switches had worn down too much. No power!
I measured out the internal dimensions of the cavity in their injection-molded handle part and whipped up this insert to get it running again.
Print off part
Trim off excess plastic on printed part if it doesn't quite fit. It's a tight fit! Optionally, download the OpenSCAD file and tweak the dimensions manually for a better direct-print fit.
Push insert into handle.
...or don't if it turns out the electronics are too far gone. Fixing/replacing that with some Open Source Hardware is for another, future entry.
Maytag Dishwasher Handle Switch Fix (Model MDB7100AWS) by clothbot is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure clothbot would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!