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Dishwasher sticking half way through cycle

My dishwasher stops midway in wash and then a red light flashes on the front. When I try to cancel out of that cycle it will not then my time left indicator goes to 2 dash bars. After opening and closing the door a couple of times sometimes it will go ahead and cancel. The dishwasher will not go through a complete cycle.

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Crawlmom, it sounds like your door latch assy. and switches are not making properly sometime during the wash. Therefore the two dashes. You want to make sure that the dishwasher is level and securely mounted. Another thing is, on this model, if a key pad is stuck, the dishwasher will stop and flash the stuck key. Im not sure where the red light is coming from. Without being there, I'm leaning on the door switch assy. Check this out first and post back. Catriver.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007


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Press the pad once to start the dishwasher. Press the pad a second time when the dishwasher is running only if you wish to cancel the cycle.

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The light will stop flashing after the dishwasher drains. A new cycle will start automatically.

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is it flashing 7 times
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