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MDBH989AWS dishwasher start button does not work

Start button is not working. The other buttons are lighting up, but does not start nor does the start button flash. First the problem was intermittent now it is a hard problem

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Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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SOURCE: My whirlpool gold dishwasher GU180 wont start

I had the same problem with the exact same model - put your washer on the lowest wash setting - press and hold the start button for about 3 seconds. THe washer will run for about 5 seconds and then turn off (do not have the heated dry setting on when you do this).

Turn it off (turn the dial), and then try to re-wash.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: whirlpool dishwasher # quiet partner II

Pushing and holding the 'Heated Dry' button should turn off the light over the padlock symbol and get you going again.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: clean light flashing off and on dishwasher will not start

This may help in your situation. The following link explains how you may be able to clear the blinking clean light problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r417123-blinking_clean_light_kenmore_whirlpool

Now...keep in mind all dish washers are not alike and have different panel options. If you do not have the same set up as I have referenced, the tech sheet for your dishwasher will explain. The tech sheet is located behind the lower toe panel under the door and lists the proper sequence of buttons to push for diagnostics and troubleshooting.

NOTE: Sometimes the tech sheet is located behind the inner door panel. You will need to remove the screws securing the inner panel to access it if this is the case. Make sure you turn off the main power breaker before doing so.

Sometimes this can be a momentary glitch in operation. However, if the problem keeps reoccuring the number of flashes is an indication of which circuit is causing your problem. Again, refer to your tech sheet to determine this.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you solve your problem.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 'clean' light flashes

Press the normal wash then heated dry buttons in the same sequence two to three times. The unit will enter diagnostics mode, but can be stopped by pressing the cancel button.It will clear any existing faults and makes the dishwasher to operate normally.

To prevent the issue from recurring, run your hot water faucet first to ensure that hot water is present in the entire supply line before starting the filling.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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