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Clean light flashes cant get to start a wash cycle

Pumps washer out but no incomung water or wash cycles happen

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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's not as common 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 07, 2009

  • Paulo Mar 08, 2009

    In the bottom front right of the dishwasher there is a float switch. Give it a giggle and make sure the it's not stuck in the upright position.
    When you close the door, make sure the latch is engaging the door switch properly. If you still have no water entering the machine, make sure the water supply tap has not accidentally been turned off, and remove the lower panel cover to check for power going to the water inlet valve.

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