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DISHWASHER FLASHING HI MY DISHWASHER HAS STOPPED WORKING, THE ON BUTTON KEEPS FLASHING USUALLY IT STAYS GREEN. I HAVE CHECKED THE CONNECTIONS, WHAT COULD BE WRONG WITH IT?

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If you turn on the dishwasher and nothing happens:
1) Be sure the power is on, the door is latched, and the control is turned on. Also make sure the appliance cord is plugged into the electrical receptacle under the sink (some are hardwired and don't come unplugged).

2) If that doesn't solve the problem, the door switch, the timer, or the selector switch may be defective. To solve the problem, you may be able to adjust the door latch's strike slightly, using a screwdriver (turn off the power to the dishwasher at the electrical panel when working on it).

3) If that doesn't work, call an appliance repairperson.

Thanks for your question

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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