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Whirlpool God dishwasher Model GU980SCGB2 blinking lights

The lights on my dishwasher blink, usually during the dry cycle. It happened once during the last drain. Sometimes the water heating or add a dish light does not go on. Other times it works just fine. If I leave the lights blinking it tries to reset itself. Sometimes it is successful, other times it just shuts down. Is this a control panel issue?

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SOURCE: problems with Whirlpool dishwasher model GU1500XTKB0

will these units (silo and jtrip) start back on their own? if so, it is likely they are heating the water.
otherwise it sounds like a logic board, unless there is a defective door switch or sensor issue.
electronics seem to be a recurring problem with whirlpool.
i would ask whirlpool (electorlux) to either buy it back or fix it.
good luck
mark

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool gold dishwasher leaves film on dishes

are you in a hard water area such as florida ? do you have a water softener? if so take a can of frozen concentrate orange juice and put the frozen hunk in the bottom of dishwasher and run for one cycle. the citric acid will dissolve undisolved soap . this works much better. than vinegar which will only remain through the first cycle and then drain out as for the already grey glasses wash them in a solution of equal amounts red wine vinegar and water with just a touch of dish soap using a sponge.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: problems with Whirlpool dishwasher model GU1500XTKB0

have they checked the thernals on the bottom of the tub

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool Quiet Partner 111

Disconnect your circuit breaker for 20 minutes and then reset. It should reset your dishwasher.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool dishwasher is not fully drying dishes

Are you using jet dry or a similar drying agent? If not you should be. Also check to make sure the heater is getting hot in the dry cycle, just place your hand over the heating element to see if it's generating heat, don't touch it as it will burn you.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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