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Blinking clean light.

The washer completed a wash cycle and drained the water. Then it began to blink and now does nothing. The power is there as the different settings allow to be lit up, hwever the start button only blinks red three times when depressed. The green clean button blinks 6 times before a break then repeats. In the manual it only says to call a technician. I took the bottom covers off the pump area and found some broken glass. I cleaned it out and maually put water into the dishwasher. I press the cancel button and the washer will drain the water normally. The drain cycle will not end however and the green light blinks all the way through. If anyone could help it is much appreciated. Considering a service call is about 50-100 and the dishwasher is only worth about $200??? Thanks Russ

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....

I just read this for the same problem: push sanitize, then heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, cancel, then open and close the door. It worked. The dishwasher is running correctly even as I type this. 

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Red blinking light over normal wash

I had the same problem... the lock on light was blinking continuously. The solution required disassembling the door to get to the control panel electronic board. You'll notice a flat transparent cable coming out of one end, twisting under the board and going into the door panel. In the middle of the door, there's a number of wires taped together that curled over the flat cable. Look for any black tape residue on the flat cable, which seemed to be causing a short circuit and confusing the electronics. After carefully removing the tape residue from the flat cable, the problem went away.
Hope this helps :)

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher not responsive, just a blinking CLEAN light.

HI, this is a control fault that is located in the logic sector of the circuit board. You will need to replace the control in order to restore proper function.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: blinking clean light, will drain with cancel button,wont wash


Thanks for using FixYa. If the clean light flashes, pauses, and then repeats. When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash

-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Posted on May 26, 2010

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