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My viking vdb325ss dishwasher runs for a few minutes and then stops with control pad lights blinking. The "normal cycle" and "pots and pans" lights blink together. I have reset and restarted the dis

The dishwasher fills with water and then it pumps the water out. It will do this a couple times and then shuts off and the keypad lights start blinking. It doesn't go into the wash cycle

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Hello Peter!

Your owners manual or a call to Viking should help you decode the blinking panel lights. They are not random and are a desperate cry for help from the machine.

It has been my experience (YMMV) that a common dishwasher problem in older machines is accumulated grunge (the technical term) in the water level sensor. In many cases the sensor lives in a plastic container on the side of the DW and although the designers try hard to avoid contamination, the container eventually loads up and intermittently jams the float.

Before I pulled the unit however, I'd check the bottom of the wash cabinet for contaminants. There may be an screen (under a cover plate) that has clogged.

Your situation sounds a bit different, since my Samsung did not pump out water, it just stopped and flashed a code, but who knows? Go for the low-hanging, common issues first.

All the best.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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SOURCE: Viking Dishwasher won't start. All the lights continue blinking and it sounds as if a motor is continually running.

What had changed since you last use it? Prior day? Also when last did you clean out the filters for it?

1. Drain Pump
2. Block Drain (blocked or kinked)
3. Valve Leakage

The electronic display has detected a sensor fault on the unit for the flashing you see. Check the filters and drain pump. Make sure nothing is clog also the line where the hot water goes to it. I know you said you have it under protection for 5 years and that's up right so some parts might need to be replace. If you go down to your main breaker for the unit you can trip it off and on and see if that clears it up but I you might have a serious problem with it.

Now you got 2 options.

1. Call up Viking and get an estimate of how much it will cost to repair the damage.

2. If the cost is greater than buying a brand new one then, better off getting another one then. If not then get it repaired.


Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Viking dish washer won't drain

1) is the hose clear/ not kinked or pinched
2) is it hooked up to a garbage disposal..( was the plug removed)
3) can you hear something in the drain pump?

if all is good the let me know there may be more I can help with..



Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Viking dish washer won't drain

Try clearing the air gap (which is the seemingly pointless thing that is near your kitchen faucet.)

1.Take off the shiny metal cover, and you can sometimes twist off the plastic cap, or you may need to use needle nose pliers to push in the tabs that hold it in. You may or may not see debris in the tube that is in the air-gap.

2. Now what you need to do is take a clear glass and put it over the air-gap with part of the glass hanging over the edge of the sink, you may want to put a towel around the other side of the glass to keep the water from going all over the counter, turn the dishwasher off then on again and select "rinse and hold". If there is any thing in the line it will come out.

3.If not you may need to take out the filter in the bottom of the dishwasher and on the left hand side in the sump area there is a small, (usually yellow) cap that covers the drain motor impeller that can usually be pulled towards the center/right by hand, if not with needle nose pliers. You will need to vacuum out the water with a wet/dry vacuum or towels.

If none of this works, let me know and I will go over some more uncommon draining problems.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: When I start the dishwasher it seems like the

Pl refer user manual. In general flashing light may mean : no water flow, salt chamber empty, door not closed etc. It all depends on the error code message designed.assigned by the manufacturer.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi - my Viking dishwasher has developed a problem

if you open the kick plate, you'll see the pan below the motor and check for leaks. The leaks will trigger the sensor to pump water out. Once you dry out the pan, the pump motor will stop and you should be able to reset the program.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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