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Won't start Hi, the light goes on when I press the normal cycle button, but a bunch of lights flash at the same time, and the start button is not working at all. The dishwasher has worked perfectly fine up until this morning. Can you help? Thanks...

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Re: won't start

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.

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