Question about Dishwashers
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
-high temp wash
...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.
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 02, 2009
I tried everything, including cutting the power off, adjusting the doors, and on and on. The button pushing sequence sent my dishwasher into a diagnostic cycle. I let it run and after about 2 minutes we're back up and running! You would think the button pushing sequence would have been put into the owners manual, but I guess they want to be able to charge you a few hundred bucks to push a couple of buttons. Thanks to the responders and fixya.com!!!
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
You may just need to reset your control board. Go to the link and it
will explain how to reset the control board as well as explain what
might cause the issue and how to fix it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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