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The hi temp wash and air dry lights are blinking on my firgidaire dishwasher

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Hi Dan, this is AP!

I understand you are experiencing some trouble with the lights on your Frigidaire dishwasher. On your particular model, FFBD1821MW, if there has been a power failure, then the "Hi-Temp Wash" and "Heat Dry" LEDs will flash. In order to stop the LED lights from flashing press Start/Cancel. This process should relieve your concern regarding the LED lights flashing. I hope this information proves helpful to some degree.

Best of luck,

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SOURCE: Status Lights Blinking

status lights blinking is trying to tell you something in the dishwasher is bad,go to your owners manual to see the fault codes first,then you can try turning the breaker off 30 seconds an on to see if it resets its self,if that does not work i think you might have a bad mother board,thanks-mike

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SOURCE: Dishwasher lights blinking

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.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard 3 problem

Thanks Munkee,
I started having this problem, blinking green light,  three days ago with my Kenmore QG3 and finally was tired of not being able to use my dishwasher. I've had it for three years with no problems until 3 days ago. You solution, use of commands, really helped and no money wasted on tech assistance. Thanks again!!

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SOURCE: Kenmore 665 dishwasher blinking clean light

you'll need to enter a diagnostic mode, press in this order, hi-temp(sani-rinse)----heated dry--hitemp---heated dry... all lights should light, close door and let cycle for about a min, after press the cancelbutton, you should be good to go, the buttons on your model may read slighty different names, if this "toggle of buttons" does not work, you can remove thelower access panel and htere willl be a tech sheet/trouble shoooter behind the panel, in there it will explain how to enter diag/test mode

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore dishwasher ultra was quiet guard 3 model

that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked. However, the lock must be turned off and the Start/
Resume button pressed to resume the cycle.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. LOCK ON glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light
flashes 3 times.
NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
temporarily turn off until Lock On glows.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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