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Clean light on dishwasher won't stop flashing

I have a whirlpool dishwasher just over a year old and the clean light keeps flashing and I can't get the dishwasher to start, if I select the cancel button it runs for a couple of minutes but the clean light continues even with the door open or shut, all the buttons work if pushed but nothing happens.

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  • mamaof6 Dec 07, 2007

    I am having the same problem the dishwasher is not even a year old. The clean light keeps flashing and only when I hit the cancel button it keeps a noise and then shortly stops.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    same problem here... it's happened a few times and I've had to have the repair man come in to fix it.



    Not impressed! Would not buy this product again.

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    We have the same problem light flashing

  • kk123456 Mar 16, 2009

    i have the same problem but after doing the reset code i tried to run a load and now my start light flashes and the dishwasher won't turn on

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Yust reset press heated dry-normal-heated dry normal-and it will work 100% remember that code it is reset code for wirpool quiet partner and many other models

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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  • glennpatters Apr 08, 2011

    you just save me and my wife a 129.00 service call. this is the strength of people like you and many others that help people at trying times.may God bless you!

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    scottandmica May 11, 2012

    Thank you so much! Worked perfectly. I was just about to call the repair man and thought I'd look it up first. I would have never known! :)

  • C Carroll Jun 09, 2012

    Wow; just tried this and it totally worked. So grateful for you help! Thank you! My just over a year whirlpool stainless steel dishwasher clean light would not quit blinking and it would not start. I looked in the manual and it said to call the repair man. Also looked at e-how; said the same thing. I tried your directions and they WORK! Now why couldn't whirlpool put this in the manual? Just wondering...

  • astarks98375
    astarks98375 Jun 30, 2012

    thank you!!!!!!it work.....

  • cozad1954
    cozad1954 Jan 23, 2013

    Holy Cow ! ! Thanks to you my dishwasher is working again ! ! Bless You ! !

  • L Bult Jun 12, 2013

    You, my friend, are a God Send! Finally, clean dishes!! Thank you so much!!

  • missingan342
    missingan342 Jul 04, 2013

    thank you so much clean light no longer blinking,worked exactly as you said,btw my dishwasher whirlpool less than a year old.

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    Sharon MacPherson Feb 26, 2014

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reset worked for me. I had the same problem as others. Thanks for your help.

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Flashing clean only means that the water didn't get hot enough at some point during the cycle. Are your dishes dry at the end? If not, it's the heater element, these will run you about $75.

If they are dry, then you're just not getting enough hot water into the washer. Make sure it's not connected to the cold water supply... (it happens)

You probably won't find that tech sheet. They stopped doing that years ago.

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I had this same problem and had to have a tech out to look at it. It is a heater issue, but all he did was reset the dishwasher using the sequence mentioned above. What he told me was that the water temperature was not getting hot enough and suggested I run the hot water on my sink until its hot so the dishwasher immediately pulls senses water. The light came on the first time after about a year. It recently came on again and I reset the dishwasher again. Hopefully it won't happen for another year. BTW, I don't run the hot water at my sink and if I have to reset it once a year, so be it.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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The flashing clean light is usually an indication of a problem (error code). There should be a tech sheet inside the lower kick panel under the door. The tech sheet will give you details on what to do to clear the problem and/or troubleshooting advice. The flashing clean light may also be in conjunction with other indicators on the front panel. When reading through the troubleshooting section pay close attention to see if there are any other indicators lit at the same time. This will narrow down the error to a specific problem. I wish I could be or more help, but there are several different models that indicate errors in the same manner and mean different things. I hope this may be of some help to you.

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Thank to all of you! I did the sequence thing, and my washer is working!!! Yea!

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

Push the following buttons in this order within 6 seconds:heated dry, normal, heated dry, normal. This will restart the dishwasher but you need to check the heater in the bottom.

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

  • reneefwhillo Jun 03, 2012

    Thank you:) proud mom of 4 children

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    astarks98375 Jun 30, 2012

    thank you...i did what u said, heated dry, normal and i just keep pushing it back and forth and my dishwasher started......i was getting frustrated and annoyed but thank to u......

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I have this problem ,the normal light is flashing and dishwasher not working

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The reset codes work but you might need to power cycle the dish washer. If you don't have a switch for it be sure you know what braker it is on.

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I have the same issue except that every time I run a load after a reset it does the same thing.

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Hitting HD/N/HD/N worked perfect, I did have to do it twice.

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Start resume light continues to flash the dishwasher will will start on its on and run for a few seconds and then shut off light continues to flash

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: clean light flashes

You will have to reset the console. To do this, close 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.

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