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Two Green Lights Flash Mid Cycle.

When I start my dishwasher I select Normal Wash, Sanitize, Hi Temp, and Heat Dry. About Mid Cycle or when it goes to switch from washing, the Hi Temp and Heat Dry Lights Flash. The dishes never go to the dry cycle. This dishwasher is not even a year old.

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Re: Two Green Lights Flash Mid Cycle.

It's possible that there's a fault in the drying heater coil, but I couldn't tell you for sure without looking up your machine. If you could locate the model number tag on your machine and write down the exact model number and serial number, then I could likely give you a more informative answer. ;)

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