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Clean light flashing 7 times. Can't start the machine

The "Clean" LED light flashes in sequences of 7 time. The machine won't start. According to the diagnostic brochure behind the lower panel, after getting the machine into the diagnostic mode it will reset itself. I followed the instructions and pressed in sequence the Hi Temp, Air Dry, Hi Temp, Air Dry keys. All the lights went on and stayed on. Nothing else happens. How do I know when the diagnostic cycle is over? Do I need to press anything else? Or the cycle progresses automatically? I left it like that for 30 minutes and nothing changed. I finaly stopped it by pressing the Cancel key. I did that few times and still the clean LED flashes 7 times. I cutoff the power to the machine and reconnected it but still the Clean LED is flashing and the machine can't be started. Any suggestion? Thank you High temp, heat dry, high temp, heat dry" then closed the door firmly, and the dishwasher High temp, heat dry, high temp, heat dry" then closed the door firmly, and the dishwasher began running again! I am grateful for the advise! I called Kitchenaid and they said to have a repairman come out! Thank You so very Much!

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    clean led light flashing. I do not have a heated dry cycle.

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The cleam light blinking means that the unit was not able to reach a proper heated wash cycle. Either your heating element failed orthe actual sump/pump motor system has failed. Check the element in the botton and see if it looks broken anywhere. If you can see a broken spot, you will k now that is the trouble.

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