Question about KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS02FRSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Blinking normal and cancel lights

The normal and cancel lights blink rapidly and I can not get it out of this mode or get the dishwasher to start.

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: blinking normal and cancel lights

I also have the blinking control panel light problem. I have had the control panel replaced; however, the blinking reoccurred within 3 weeks. Does anyone who has had this problem and succeeded in repair know EXACTLY what was done. I now am in the process of diagnosing this problem for a second time. mpreiss

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: blinking normal and cancel lights

I had the same problem- needed a new control panel. good luck. Didn't bother going through kitchen aid even though its still under warranty- figured they'd nail me on labor (it's in the 2- 5 yr warranty period) and I'd be waiting forever. had a private appliance tech take care of the problem.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Blinking cancel light, that won't cancel out, and won't allow other functions to be started.

While the door is closed, try pressing and holding the cancel button for about 10 seconds to see if it will clear.

Mar 31, 2015 | Kenmore Elite Stainless Steel 24" BuiltIn...


Thanks for the advice, it worked! For a few days I tried to cancel the blinking...

The blinking "clean light" is a common problem with some of the Kenmore and Whirlpool models dishwashers. The problem is usually attributed to water supply temperatures being too low when filling. Apparently, there are some issues with the temperature sensing circuits in some dishwashers that causes an error code to be generated if a certain water temperature is not achieved in a specified time interval (this time may differ between models). There is a reset sequence that you can try to clear the fault. Push the NORMAL WASH then HEATED DRY buttons in that sequence two to three times. The unit will enter diagnostics mode, but can be stopped by pressing the CANCEL button. This will clear any existing faults and should return the dishwasher to normal operation.

To keep the fault from returning, it is recommended that you run your hot water faucet in the kitchen until it runs hot BEFORE you start the dishwasher. This will heat the water in the supply line for the dishwasher (most dishwashers are fed from the kitchen sink supply line). The theory is that if you fill the dishwasher with hot water from the start of the wash cycle instead of the cool water that is normally in the lines (especially if you have a hot water tank located far away from the kitchen), this should satisfy the requirements of the temperature sensing circuits. If the fault reappears, there should be a tech sheet located inside the lower panel under the door that explains what the fault is. The flashing light will be a series of flashes, followed by a pause. If you indeed have a component problem, it will depend on the number of flashing lights in the sequence. Refer to the tech sheet to determine WHAT component is affected and how to troubleshoot.

on Sep 15, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

1 Answer

Normal wash light blinking, d/w wont start

Wish I could solve this, as I'm having the same problem too. Normal light blinks not matter which wash button is pressed. Cancel light will light, but still NOTHING happens. Same model as yours.

Jul 23, 2010 | Kenmore PRO 24 in BuiltIn Dishwasher with...

1 Answer

The "cancel" light blinks on and off rapidly. If we push start for the cycle the dishwasher clicks off and on intermitently.

To solve 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
After doing this sequence 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.
Thank you!

May 16, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01IL - Multiple...

1 Answer

Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....

I suspect for either of these units that the timer control boards are bad.

Jan 24, 2009 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Kenmore dishwasher blinking lights

Dear friend,
ngfam at you service! happy to assist!

The blinking lights are called codes and this is warning you that there is a technical problem. Probably an electronic failure some where. This can only be diagnosed by a trained service tech!

We sell appliances for 65 years and I recommend this nation wide Factory repair service!

Call A&E Factory Service /They service nation wide
And are available 24/7 for making appointments!

If the appliance is 10 years old or more,it may make sense not to invest any money to fix it!

Happy to assist you,

Aug 29, 2008 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Start light blinking

Test mode is Heated dry - Normal - Heated dry - Normal in 6 sec....

does it blink slowly or three time or fast or 7 times then repeat... let me know and I can help

Jul 14, 2008 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....

I just read this for the same problem: push sanitize, then heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, cancel, then open and close the door. It worked. The dishwasher is running correctly even as I type this. 

Feb 11, 2008 | Kenmore 24 in. 17262 Built-in Dishwasher

5 Answers

"Clean light" keeps blinking; dishwasher won't start new cycle

close the door and to cancel that just press hi temp and hetaer dry again hi temp and heater dry and all the lights is gonna light up, it getting into test mode.
After that press cancel
Now get somebody to replace the thermistor of your machine

Feb 19, 2007 | Kenmore 24 in. 17032 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS02FRSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher Logo

799 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Dishwashers Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Carmen Mikulic

Level 2 Expert

409 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides