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Blinking clean light

The green clean light keeps blinking but the dishwasher will not start when the start/resume button is pushed. The start/resume button will blink for 2 seconds and then stop after it is pushed.

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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

  • AmyM Sep 12, 2013

    I did this and the start/resume button stopped flashing for 2 seconds and started blinking again. All the lights did not come on.

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Makeing sure you have power is my first step.
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Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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