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We had a power failure and my dish washer green light blinks seven times misses a blink then starts blinking again.i cannot get it to work. i have unplugged it trying to get it to rest. no luck. canceled and drain.no luck. model #66516019402 serial#fs41003623 do you have any suggestions? ms. millie thank you

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It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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