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Dishwasher not working - Cancel light flashing

My dishwasher is less than 2yrs old. It stopped working in the middle of a cycle and won't start again. The "Cancel" light keeps flashing but none of the other buttons seems to work. No water inside. I can open the lid and close it and the Cancel light keep flashing.
I called KitchenAid and they asked me to turn off the circuit breaker for 45mins to reset the machine. That didn't work either. The Cancel light came back on and is flashing. Any suggestions?

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Re: Dishwasher not working - Cancel light flashing

If your dishwasher doesn't work at all, check these:

Power from the house
Door switch
Timer or selector switch
Power from the house Is there power getting to the dishwasher? This can be difficult to test, because dishwashers are usually wired directly to an electrical circuit, rather than plugged into the wall. But at least check for a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch The door switch is important because, if it's defective, the dishwasher won't work at all. To reach it, you need to remove the control panel cover, or sometimes the interior liner of the door. If it's defective, you need to completely replace it.

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dishwasher, burns and breaks the connection. If that's the problem, the wires must be repaired/replaced as necessary. If that's not the problem, check the wiring to the door switch, the wiring between the door and the lower part of the dishwasher, and the wiring to the timer. Repair any broken, burned, brittle, or defective wiring, using the proper appliance-grade wire and connectors.

Timer or selector switch Although it's uncommon, the timer or the selector switch may be defective. If so, you need to replace the defective part, because neither of these can be repaired.

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