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Cancel Light Flashing on Kitchen Aid Dishwasher

Have a Kitchen Aid dishwasher, model KUDR02FSSS3. The "Cancel" light continues to blink or the "Normal" and "Light China" lights flash back and forth. The other restets for the KUDI series do not work.

Any ideas?

Thanks We have the same problem with our Kitchenaid model KUDP02CR. The normal and cancel lights blink constantly. This happened after the circuit breaker was accidently tripped. We've tried cutting off power for a minute, 10 minutes and over an hour but nothing seems to be resetting the controls. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • sandkjohns Sep 22, 2008

    We tried this solution already with no positive results. The lights are flashing constantly rather than 7 times.
    We can't find any other info on how to reset it.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I have a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher, Model: KUDS30IXWH2
    The 4 Hour Delay and Cancel/Drain lights stay on all the time (but dimly).

    Can/How do I reset this?
    Thanks

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I found this post elsewhere. It seems to have worked for me: Our KitchenAid KUDP series dishwasher went into a mode where it would not start and would only respond to the cancel/drain button. The clean light would flash 7 times in a row, stop, and then repeat. I read that the 7 flashes indicates an error code and that the dishwasher has detected a problem in the heater element circuit. I tried to reset the error mode by turning off power for 15 minutes, however, that did not work.
We called for a repair. The service person found that the dishwasher was completely fine except that it had gone into an error mode. The technician reset the error mode and charge us $115.00.

The reset sequence used was reported to be the following:
1) Crack the door open.
2) Within 3 seconds press the following sequence - Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry, Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry
3) Close and latch the door
4) Press the cancel button (the circle with the triangle in it)

We were told the dishwasher expects to see the dish water temperature rise in a certain way. If the water does not heat in this way, the dishwasher becomes confused and thinks the heater element has failed. In deed, this happened just following and extended power failure and our hot water tank was cool. I am curious if this code will work for anybody else with the same problem and save a service call and 115 bucks. Overall, this seems to be a serious logic flaw in the design.

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Hi!!!!
try to figured out the switch
may be it stuck
or
try unscrew it tem
and then
try to check
the circuit board if it is
ok use the tester to locate
damaged!!!

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This a symptom of problem of control board panel, maybe there is a switch stick's or loose connection or cold solder in control panel board.Try to check all of these,so it will works normal again.

Click below for spare part's;

http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

Hope it may helps you;

Regards,
VOTIT

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It looks do be bad door switch issue, machine does not think door is closed so wont operate could also be a keypad issue not recognizing start button is being depressed.

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How about power off and unplug the power cable of the unit for about 2-3 hours to reset any static charge on the controls then power it back on. Check if that clears the blinking button.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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Have you check to make sure one of the keys on the control panel is not stuck ? a replacement may be necessary.

Robert

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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    Roberta Smith Sep 22, 2008

    I've been unable to find a proper keyboard testing method that will help you determine if it has failed. I would suggest that if you cannot reset it thru most of the methods stated here already it most likely has or there is a serious issue that won't allow a reset.

    I will attempt to find the user/ service manauls later. do you happen to have the user manual handy ?. also i see two different models... are they both yours ?



    Robert

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    NOTE 1. To invoke the Diagnostics Cycle,

    perform the following key presses in less than

    6 seconds while in standby:

    Heated Dry ➙ Normal ➙ Heated Dry ➙ Normal



    Alternative entry method if user interface is not

    functional: Unplug thermistor or OWI sensor

    2 times while user interface is unplugged (no IDs

    or keys present).



    ■ To rapid advance one interval at a time, press

    the Start/Resume key.

    ■ Invoking Service Diagnostics clears all status

    and last ran information from memory and

    restores defaults; It also forces the next cycle to

    be a sensor calibration cycle.

    Calibration cycles begin with a “sensor check”

    to determine whether the dishwasher has an

    OWI soil sensor or not. If the control detects an

    OWI, it forces two rinses to occur prior to Final

    Rinse (to assure clear water), then calibrates the

    OWI during the final rinse.



    I hate using cut and paste to provide a solution but typing this would have taken awhile.



    Please note if the keypad method does not work, there is an alternative method (shown). i will locate the thermister in the circuit diagram if you need it.



    Rake care



    Robert

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Have u chked for any reset button in dishwasher?

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Cancel Light Flashing on Kitchen Aid Dishwasher

Hi 1cassie1,

Did you try to turn the power off at the breaker box?
This resets the whole system usually!
Let me know how it goes? Write me back!

Other wise you need a hands on tech.
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