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Will not run

The letter L is displayed and blinks on and off dishwasher will not turn on. what is wrong?

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Re: will not run

Jeff, Im not finding anything with an L on the posted model but I think it's the door latch assy. thats giving you the problem. The L could be for latch. You are going to have to make sure the latch actuator is making the switchs. The dishwasher will not operate if the switchs are bad or not made. You can get at the latch assy. by removing the inside door panel. First try pushing in on the door a little harder and see if it starts. Start there first and we can go from back.

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Will Not Run

I had the exact same problem. The tech came by and suggested to run the diagnostic cycle to clear up the error. Nice guy didn't charge for the time. He said Whrilpool has a poor software design. 
Problem - LED blinks 7 times when the temperature doesn't come up to the degree F required for the wash. This may happen if someone took a shower minutes before starting the dishwasher.
The Tech said, Whirlpool should have allowed a straight forward reset by the customer (instead of disabling the machine for a tech to come by and fix the minor issue).
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water heating problem (no
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in heated Main Wash on
3 consecutive cycles). Control
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repeatedly and disables the
Start/Resume key until
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control and allows it to operate
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Heater circuit problem:
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1. Check operation of heater in
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