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Green ('Clean') light flashing

And the manual says to call the repair service and have them check the 'heater circuit'. Of course this machine has two, for heating the water, and for drying. Any ideas where to look for the problem? The annoying thing is that we never use the heating element to dry dishes, to save energy. But it may be that the sensor does not allow the machine to work if it malfunctions?

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Try this: fill the machine with cold water from your garden hose and start it up. the machine should recognize the water full condition and continue to start washing. wait about 7 minutes and stop it. open the door. did the water heat?

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