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Quiet guard 3 dishwaher

HI, I have a quiet guard 3 dishwasher, and I can not get it to work. The green clean light keeps blinking and it will not go threw a wash cycle. No matter what I do It will not cancel or rinse or anything. Can you help me?

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Re: quiet guard 3 dishwaher

QuietGuard3: Clean light flashing 7 times? Press Heated Dry, press Normal Wash, then press Heated Dry again and press Normal Wash again (that's 4 button-presses) and that should fix it.

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Re: quiet guard 3 dishwaher

I had the same flashing light problem first the normal wash flashing light then the others. I tried shuting of the breakers but nothing. I tried resetting the panel by pushing normal wash and heated dry simultaneously and nothing. So I took the six screws holding the front panel out and unplugged the ribbon type wires and plug and unplugged it several times to help make a better contact and I was able to get it to work right away. This may not work for all but I worked for me. It is very easy to do and it's worth a try if you're having the same problem. It took me less then 10 minutes.

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