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Well my dishwasher won't turn on and it keeps blinking clean and I cleaned it and it won't work

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1st unplug or dispower appliance for 2 min. Then, be sure door is cloesd, press heated dry key and Hitemp repeatedly until all lights on panel light up; if no....
The clean led blinks 7 times which indicates a heat circuit error.
Pull the kick plate off and behind should be a tech sheet..Look for heat cicuit... Check the heater for continuity..Some models come with kits main erc w heater....If heater test good then replace main erc and neutral line door switch located inside panel w main erc... Estimate for tech to repair $249-$329.... If you follow my directions you may soon one day become a tech..... A good tech would make $100-$150 on this job profit

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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SOURCE: "Clean light" keeps blinking; dishwasher won't start new cycle

It says in the manual to check the heating element.

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SOURCE: Clean light keeps blinking and I can't start a new cycle

That is a comon problem with that model. It is not sensing a temperature change in the water.

Push i believe it is heated dry and sani rinse going back and fourth between the two to clear the code and see if you can get it to complete a cycle. If it doesnt call sears and schedule service there is a service flash repair that should not cost you anything to repair the unit.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: blinking clean light

If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...

When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, 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

...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cycle finish (1-2 minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Clean light blinks, dishwasher won't start,

turn the power off at the breaker for 10 minutes and check it then.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: My dishwasher clean light is blinking 7 times & not clean

Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...

When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, 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

...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2 minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring).
It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).


Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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