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Repairman out twice...quote too high -replaced plug in parts Sears guy said were needed in control board area. Still-blinking lights /no water filling/no progress thru sequence. Sequence shown on "

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Dishwasher is just a few months out of warrentee. Used only 2 to 3 times a week till it quit. Worked perfectly and I loved it before. I'm in 3rd floor condo...seemed to happen after work was done on piping at building
where water is heated across the way. Don't notice any pressure difference
anywhere else in condo. Can you help? $150 on parts so far and much
frustration. Much Mahalo if you can (Hawaiian thanks) Jcrainbows in Makaha
Hawaii on Oahu island.

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The start button light is blue, on the screen is beeping the key. i can't use any of program. it shows one minute till the end of drying. what to do?

The exact definition of this error when the clean light is blinking means that your dishwasher is failing to heat the water in an allotted time. This problem can occur on Whirlpool, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Jenn-Air, and Maytag dishwashers. The error can be caused by numerous issues but the first thing you want to do is reset the control board.
-To reset the control board press: high temp wash, heated dry, High temp wash, heated dry, high temp wash, heated dry, high temp wash, heated dry, high temp wash. If you don't have a "heated dry" button, use the "air dry" or "energy saver dry" button instead.
-All the lights will go solid at which point you press cancel to reset the board.
-If the control board doesn't reset, it's likely that you've just got a faulty control board and the control board will need to be ordered and replaced.
The next step in this process is to start a new cycle and see what happens. If the error code returns, then you'll want to reset the board again and check several things. The most common reasons for this error is because the water coming from your household is just too cold. The dishwasher is expecting 110 degree water to enter your dishwasher, so if your pipes are cold, the water may only come in luke warm. To correct this issue, just run your faucet next to the dishwasher until the water coming out is hot. On another note, make sure the dishwasher is washing with good water pressure. You can put a cup in the upper rack facing upwards and run a cycle to see if it will fill within 10 minutes of starting the cycle. If it doesn't fill with water then you know that the dishwasher isn't producing enough pressure which, in turn, will cause the water to not heat. You'd want to take your pump and motor assembly apart to clean inside if you had a loss of pressure.
You could also have a failed component including a faulty heater, control board, or high limit thermostat. You'd need to uninstall your dishwasher, disconnect power and lay it on it's back to check the resistance of the heater as well as the resistance of the high limit thermostat to confirm if they were bad or good. You should get tangible reading of between 5 and 30 ohms on the heater if it's good and less than one ohm on the high limit thermostat. If both of those devices check good, then replace the control board because that's the one device you cannot test.

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Moisture on control board

Yes, that's a problem. You will probably need to call out a Sears dishwasher repairman to replace the control console, and to figure out how the water is getting into the control console (usually through a bad seal in or around the vent).

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Frigidaire dishwasher stuck on wash cycle, doesn't complete - model # FDB1050reb0

This model doesn't use a timer like older types, The element is turned on and off by the electronics and a failed board can cause the symptoms mentioned, thee is no real way to test the board as the integrated electronics are quite complicated. The board is easy to replace, if you can use basic tools you would be able to manage it.
The dishwasher is cold fills so heats it's own water so the hot water temperature in the house has no impact on the dishwasher.

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Set the dishwasher to run while at work yesterday. Came home to find the dishwasher had water at the bottom of it that didn't drain--had plugged drain. It appeared the cycle was complete as the...

Sounds like my Kenmore when I had problems with the computer control module. I had to remove the circuit board and resolder some wires.

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My Frigidaire Dishwasher FDB1050RES2 gets stuck in a rinse cycle. The light on the front will be lit "clean" but the bottom of the washer is full of water. Opening the door does not turn off...

by the descrition you are giving you will need to replace the main control board.Part number may also need to check the float switch.The part will run about 110.00 dollars from a local parts store

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Blinking lights, unresponsive

I went to the Maytag site looking for a manual. None existed for my model, but I looked up won't start under the FAQs. The advice said to push the cancel button twice. My model doesn't have one, so I just started at the left side of the control panel and pushed each button twice. pushing the dry button twice made the lights stop blinking. i pushed the wash button and the unit started.

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The flashing light blinks 7 times on the clean indicator area , but the dishwasher will not function and when you press cancel it starts running but nothing washes through any cycle at all. please help

ok well usually it is not sensing a temperature change in the water or not getting hot enough. so you can reset the dishwasher and try running the hot water in the sink before starting the dishwasher. if it fails again there is a heating element and control board kit that would need to be installed. you can reset the dishwasher by pushing "high temp wash" and "heated dry" back and forth until all the lights light up then you can hit the cancel and drain button twice.. put detergent in and run it.

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Blinking Quick Rinse

brent, After doing a little research on this model, I see that Sears put out a service flash concerning this problem. Dishwasher stops in mid cycle and one or more of the lights are flashing. SF22-715. The correction is to replace the existing board with an updated board that controls the line voltage better. Part number 8530928. You could be covered under this flash. The tech will have to eliminate the possibility of a stuck or shorted keypad which will cause this same effect. You can try to get this back in operation by pressing in this order: high temp wash-air dry-high temp wash-air dry. This will put it into a self test mode. Just let it run through if it works. If you don't have those keys try power scour-air dry-power scour-air dry. back.

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