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Frigidaire dishwasher flashing "CL", won't run

This is a Frigidaire FDBB2840EC1 dishwasher. The "CL" (close latch)and also "sensing" and "washing" indicators are flashing. Door is closed and latched securely. The motor hums but the dishwasher never fills with water or begins cycle. The motor ran like this all night. How can I fix this? Thanks much!

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  • TREADASSESOR Feb 21, 2009

    CL FLASHES, CHECKED DOOR SWITCHES, THEY ARE OK, IF I PUSH ON DOOR WHEN ALREADY CLOSED, IT SOMETIMES BLINKS 95, THEN BACK TO CL, DRAIN PUMP RUNS, NEVER FILLS, UNLESS GO THRU CYCLE TEST, ALL FUNCTIONS SEEM TO OPERATE PROPERLY IN TEST MODE. MAYBE CONTROL?

  • barkway Apr 25, 2009

    We have the FDB2415LFCO stainless steel model and it is doing the same thing EXCEPT ours never actually starts (no motor noises or humming). It just keeps blinking "CL" even though the door IS closed (sensing and washing lights blinking as well)

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SOURCE: Maytag Dishwasher Latch Sticks

John, I had the same problem and just disassembled by removing the dozen or so screws around the inside of the door, lifting the waterproof panel, and pulling up the latch assembly to see what was broken. In my case there were plastic pieces broken off of the latch handle and where the latch hinges on the back of the control panel-the latter piece is $50 to replace. unfortunately. Good news is the disassembly and replacement will be easy as a DYI. Sorry this is too late to help you, but maybe others will have the same problem. Bruce

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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SOURCE: door won't latch

replace the door latch part number 8193830 it will fixya

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

SOURCE: Frigidaire dishwasher does not clean

the start switch in the motor is probably bad,it could also be the motor relay.if you can get to the motor run the unit and while it hums try to turn the motor.it also could be something is stuck in the motor let me know.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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SOURCE: soap door latch won't latch close

Make sure the dial that you turn to start the dishwasher is all the way to the beginning. Sometimes my little grandson comes by and plays with it, turning it. I load, add soap and the dispenser won't close. I check the outside dial, and sure enough, set it to the very beginning and the dispenser locks in place!

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: dishwasher door latch

sounds as if your door latch/handle is broken internally.your dishwasher is installed with 2 screws to theunderside of your countertop. its tricky but youll have to remove them (adjusting to leveling legs down will give you more room to get some kinda a phillips head bit in ther to remove the screws), once out slide the d/w foward and remove the strike plate door will open at least get your dishes out

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

SOURCE: Frigidaire Dishw. Error code CL

close dishwasher ( cl)

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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