My 7 year old whirlpool dishwasher began smoking, sparking and had small flames coming from the control panel. In attempt to stop this, the door was opened only to have water shooting from the spray arms.
The only way to stop this was to turn off the breaker and shut off the water line. When Whirlpool was informed, they sent an agent to look at this (he did verify the events) and submit his information. Whirlpools response was this is a 7 year old dishwasher and this is use. Thanks Whirlpool