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Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....

I have a Ultra Wash Dishwasher. The other day, i tried starting the clean cycle and nothing happened. The normal wash light keeps blinking. I tried to push the cancel button and nothing happened. I cycled the power and tried again with same results. I tried the power again and hit the cancel button and it started to drain then stopped. I then read on line to try to reset it. It started up like normal but after about 10 minutes into the cycle it stopped and the normal wash light is blinking again.

Please help. I'm having the same problem. My dishwasher clean light blinks 7 times every 5 seconds. Dishwasher won't start. I can press any of the wash or rinse cycle buttons and then start and the start just blinks red but does nothing. I heard there is a reset switch but I don't know where it is. Can you help???? My Kenmore Ultra Wash has a continually blinking cancel/drain light. I have read many button pushing combinations and several have worked but none have been a permanent solution. Within minutes, hours and sometimes days, the light starts blinking again. Is there a permanent solution other than replacing the dishwasher as it is only a year and a half old.

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I suspect for either of these units that the timer control boards are bad.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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My guess is that the foil that the buttons are mounted to is defective.  The control module "reads" the buttons that are pushed by the fact that the resistance between two pins on the circuitboard becomes zero ie. your pushing the button shorts out two pins.  the foil could have moistire damage or the resiistance of the tracks could be too high.  Solution for both would be to replace the control panel button foil.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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