This dishwasher does not get used everyday. I think it averages being used perhaps twice a week, three times at the most. It is about five years old. We always use "normal" and "energy saver dry" and then push start. When it was new, it would start right away.
Now, when we press start, it does not start and the two green lights go out after about 30 seconds. The force drain cycle (pushing cancel) does work and two days ago after that cycle, we repressed normal and energy saver dry and the start and it started. This morning ... nothing... no start.
Doing a Google on this model number yields countless hits of other owners having the same problem verifying what I already know: KITCHENAID is JUNK.
I am hesitant to spend over a $100 for a new control panel before asking repair people on this list for some input. The float on the front right corner seems to be free. The water jet wheel turns easily. The pump drain cycle works. The lights above "normal" and "energy saver dry" come on as soon as those buttons are touched, but start does not start the machine.
I welcome any seasoned input.