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Start button keeps flashing machine will not run on any program. I've tried holding down the start and time button which in the past has allowed me to restart the machine. This isn't working this time

I've tried holding down the start and time button which in the past has allowed me to restart the machine. This isn't working this time. Any suggestions? The machine does run for about a minute, but nothing happens. Thank you.

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SOURCE: Power Light Flashing - Machine wont Start - Whirlpool ADP5966

this is a fault code. it will flash so many times and then pause.
let me no how many flashes before the pause and i will tell you what fault code it is

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Light on spray mode and start button flashes

I came to a solution via another troubleshooting-site. Simply hold the startbutton pressed in for 10 sec's or so. The drainpump starts, but it seemed to never stop. So, I opened the door an tossed in a few cups of water and locked the door. Then it worked fine. Maybe not the most professional way, but what the H.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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SOURCE: flashing start light starts ok with prerinse programme then switches off having done nothing

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Posted on May 14, 2009

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Solution to the problem:

Discovered that the dishwasher was covered by our household insurance policy. Phoned and arranged for it to be repaired or replaced (no charge). Engineer coming on Friday.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: start light flashes - lot of water in machine - she no work!

check to make sure the drain hose and filter is clear

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool dishwasher, flashing start button

you have a door suitch proble may sure the door is totaly close try that good luck

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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The F4 error code is a drainage error and it means that the control board did not detect a drop in the water level in the tub so it thinks it didnt drain.
The things that could cause this are a clooged filter on the pump asm, a blockage in the drain pump or hose or even a defective control board if in fact all the water has seemed to drain out of the tub.This is how ya set the diagnostic test to clear the codes and see if it reoccurs
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