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Flashing "Washing" light on my frigidaire 1000 series dishwasher

I just worked the other day now when I press the start/cancel button to start the dishwasher all it does is flash the "washing" water is coming into the unit. I've tried the breakers in the house, no luck. The unit is just over one year old...Any ideas? Thanks

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  • Jmun Jan 03, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. The wash light comes on and starts blinking, but the water doesn't come on.

  • nurse5 Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem mine worked yesturday jan 5-09 but today just the light is blinking and no water will run. Amy

  • Jmun Jan 07, 2009

    I just had someone come look at my dishwasher (flashing light, won't run). It will cost $250 to replace the controls. It is only 2 years old! I might as well buy a new one for what it will cost me.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Same problem here, my FDB1050RES won't start and the "washing" light keeps flashing. Luckily I have 1 day left on my factory warranty. I've had 3 new Frigidaire appliances do this, fall to **** just about at the end or after the end of the warranty. Last Frigidaire piece of **** I buy - don't make 'em like they used to.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    Looking for the solution to this problem also. It just started out of the blue.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    wash light comes on blinking and will not start.

  • reneeandbill May 17, 2009

    I have the same problem with the same model, just started today and it has worked for the past 2.5 years. Anyone got a good answer yet, or do we just need to buy a new machine?

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    light flashes when it is supposed to be washing

  • Nancy Jones Jan 20, 2012

    I had the same problem. Followed the suggestion below and it worked. If looking at the picture below please take note that you have to pry the black tab out a bit to be able to pull the connector out. I had called Frigidaire first and they were unable to help me. Told me I needed to call a repair man.

  • mark Mar 05, 2012

    awesome soloution below .. thanks so much

  • mark Mar 05, 2012

    awesome soloution below .. thanks for the the problem and the detailed resoloution

  • Jim MacGuire May 23, 2012

    great fix, hardly any work involved. thanks!

    Jim M-Washington

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    marthashephe Jan 27, 2013

    THANK YOU!!! This worked for me..... :-)



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Possible solution. I had the same problem of "washing" light flashing last year and now today. Warranty has been expired for awhile, so no harm in trying. What worked for my situation was removing the six screws for the back of the plastic control cover. Take of the plastic cover. There are are two connectors to the HANDLE with white and black wires. To be safe I would shut off the ciruit to the dishwasher. Safety first. Carefully disconnect and inspect the contacts inside the connectors. Do not insert any metal objects if you left the power on. I believe that the moisture from the dishwasher can degrade the connectivity. I cleaned the contacts with q-tips and re-installed. Be careful to not bend the contacts. If you had sound, you could hear my dishwasher running. Total cost is about three cents. I believe that the connectors do not full close when corroded, which prevents the completion of the circuit to the controlls. The flashing light indicates that the door is open, when in fact it is closed. Hopefully this will help someone. Semper Fi

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  • lquinn7 Sep 19, 2010

    Thank you - this worked! My dishwasher is now running again.

  • southkormp Dec 29, 2010

    thank you thank you!!! this worked great.

  • rinkor Dec 29, 2010

    Thank you SOOOO much. I did everything step-by-step as you have it listed and it works perfectly now. The only thing I couldn't figure out was how to disconnect the black and white cables to clean the connectors but sure enough somebody posted pictures of it a few hours ago. Thanks again!

  • charmeyer Feb 10, 2011

    Thank you sooo much my dishwasher is less than 3 yrs old and I didn't expect to have troubles with it just yet, but my washing light was flashing and I thought that I was going to have to have to come up with money that I didn't have, but because of this post my dishwasher is working. It was easy to do and took all of three minutes and a couple of Q-tips. Thanks for sharing I really appreciate it.

  • jbeyers52 Mar 07, 2011

    Thank you very much -- my door locking mechanism has akways been a little awkward and I must have been loosening the connectioin for a while. I removed the power, pushed the tab up a bit and the unit is working great.

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    Edward barth Mar 25, 2014

    Oh man! I am soooo happy right now!! No Name 2 - I could kiss you wherever you are!!!

  • Ruben Chan
    Ruben Chan Mar 04, 2017

    Thank you so much, this fix worked perfectly! I used a bit of nail polish remover and a q-tip to clean out the contacts.


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No name 2's solution worked great for us so far. It took me while to figure out how to disconnect the two connectors, so I thought some pictures might help.Flashing _12.png

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  • rinkor Dec 29, 2010

    Thanks for posting pictures of how to disconnect the black and white cable connectors. I printed off no name 2's instructions last night and could figure everything out but that part. I was scared I would break something off permanentely. Fortunately I was able to clean the connectors off enough without removing them that the dishwasher works again. I came on here to thank him and, sure enough, you posted pictures of it last night. I'm glad i saw them in case I have to do this again. Thanks again for posting the pictures!

  • Steve Deramee
    Steve Deramee Sep 01, 2012

    thanks for the pictures....couldn't have done it without them. I was trying to clean the 2 black and 2 white connectors

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    dallesmith10 Nov 22, 2012

    Thank you so much I would not have been able to clean the connections without the pics.

  • Leigh Ann Gosney
    Leigh Ann Gosney Nov 04, 2013

    VERY helpful! Thank you for posting the pictures, I wouldn't have known how to take the connectors off without them. The dishwasher is alive again!!

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    Robb Schuster Feb 01, 2014

    My switch was broken so I bypassed it with a jumper. My washer is too old to repair the switch so I bypassed it untill I can buy a new washer. Use two slide in connectors with the same size jumper wire. If you cannot get the right connectors then you can use twist on wire nuts. Dont do this untill you have tried to clean the contacts first.

  • Edward barth
    Edward barth Mar 25, 2014

    Thanks to Southkormp as well! Took a little bit of patience but your pictures were very helpfull


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Worked for us too! Thanks for the pictures!

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This totally works! I didn't even have to clean the connections, just tighten them. Thank you.

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