Dishwasher Repair Via YouTube, And Healthy Cookies That Don't Suck

September 25, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

After cleaning the kitchen Sunday night, I noticed that my dishwasher was acting weird. It started up on its own, and just kept running. After being unable to turn it off I debated calling in an exorcist, but decided unplugging it for the night was a better option.

The next day I plugged it in again, and I still couldn't turn the darn thing off. Searching online for a solution led me to a video on how to reset the control panel. I did what the video said, then I ran a cycle of dishes through it. It worked. Until that night, when it futzed out again. I really did consider the exorcist this time, but I unplugged it again instead.

This morning I did more research, and I finally found another video that actually explained what was going on, and how to fix it.

Since my machine doesn't have a reset button, I have to unplug it, then after I plug it back in, I press the biggest cycle button. In this case, it's the Pots And Pans cycle. (I just realized that the front of my machine is dirty--I forgot to wipe it down before taking the photos!)

I also press the Heat Drying button at the same time.

Then I simply press the Stop/Drain button twice. Now the control panel is reset, and I am able to program it for any cycle I want to run. TA DA!

If I continue to have problems, I will have to call in a repairman, but for now I have a way to correct the occasional glitch. I learned a long time ago that you can usually find a solution to malfunctions in appliances by just looking online. But please don't fall for any site that pops up with a 'helpful' chat  box, asking how they can help you today. I have found those sites often try to get you to pay money to answer your question. If you're going to do that, just call a repairman and ask him, or get hold of the manufacturer. An honest repairman will give you something to try before suggesting he come out. If that doesn't fix the problem, then you might need to call in an expert.

To celebrate the resetting of my dishwasher control panel, Obie and I tried a new healthy cookie recipe we found online. 3 Ingredient Banana Cookies sounded pretty good.

You need 2 medium sized bananas, 1 1/2 cup of oats (instant or rolled), and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Break the bananas into small pieces in a bowl, then mash well with a fork. If the fruit is turning brown, your cookies will be sweeter.

Mix in the chocolate chips, then the oats. Blend well. If you used rolled oats, you may want to let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes, to allow them to soften and absorb the moisture.

Take about 2 Tablespoons of mixture and shape them into cookies. They don't spread out when baked, so you can set them close together on the parchment paper on the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. I let them cool on a wire rack.

They taste okay, and the texture is good, if a bit chewy. I have tried other 'healthy cookies', and most of the time they have awful taste and texture. These are good enough that I will make more to keep in the fridge for quick breakfasts on the mornings Obie and I have to run early errands.

Have you tried healthy cookies recipes? How did they turn out? If you have any recipes you would like to share, please let me know in the comments.

Well, I got chores. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018


  1. The cookies have GOT To be good with those three ingredients! I've been on an oatmeal kick lately and frequently add mashed banana and peanut butter to my bowl. Glad you got the dishwasher going again. It's always something, isn't it?

    1. Oh yeah--I had just moved all my houseplants to the front porch, and suddenly the temperature has dropped and we have constant rain. So, now I gotta move all the plants BACK into the house.

  2. Isn't it too bad that appliances are so complicated now you have to have any engineering degree to run them?


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