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Electrolux dishwasher all lights blinking and wont turn on push start button either all lights flash or normal light stays on  either case the dishwasher wont run a cycle

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Remove the toe kick by loosening 2 screws. There is a panel there with little lights that correspond to specific problems. The light that is on will correspond to the problem that the dishwasher has detected. Correct the problem and you should be good to go. I have no idea why this is not in the instruction manual. A common one is that there us a leak that the dishwasher has detected, normally in the drain pipe.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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    Ted Walters Oct 22, 2013

    Electrolux are the worst dishwashers made.Period.All i get are Blinking Lights after spending 800.00 dollars on Two repairs.

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    John Broussard Mar 26, 2014

    I removed the toe plate and the wash pump light was on but the unit was washing could the control think the wash pump is bad when it's not?

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I had the same problem and followed rstecher and his solution. Removed the kick, light flashing was saying a leak was detected. Tipped the DW on it's side, have plenty of towels ready because the pan will be filled with water. Make sure power is off. Removed the pan and every single one of the clamps was loose. Tightened all the clamps at least 4 complete turns. Dried everything so the sensor wouldn't pick up any water. Put the pan back on and it worked perfectly! Thanks rstecher!

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

  • Jerry Alexie Dec 01, 2011

    I have done this twice and both times the dishwasher worked about 2 months, I have tightened everything I could get to, but it happened again. Can you jumper out the switch that is faulting?

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I just tried the "tip and drip" solution suggested above and it worked. Thanks to all!

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I have had the tech out here 4 time for the same problem ,all lights flash, This this is a cross between an albatross and a lemon, Im toast if they don't replace it im going to leave it on the front door of Lowes

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I own a electrolux dishwasher mod no igot a service man out because wheni pressed the start button the lights would come on but when i took my finger off the button the lights would go out again the service man said it was a problem with the programe panel and did'nt recomend spending money on it too costly and too old. try this press the button down and tap something down along side the button to hold it down i used a panel pin now bend the pin across the button and put tape over it to avoid cutting your finger if the lights now stay on select your programe and close the door if it works then it was only the start button that was at fault when the wash ends turn the machine off at the socket untill you need it again next time turn machine on at the socket and repeat what have you to loose good luck jim maguire kells co meath

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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