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Red blinking light over normal wash

Kenmore - 665.16034 - Ultrawash quietquard 4 -
Red light is blinking over the normal cycle button. Occasionally after doing the button dance it will respond to the cancel/drain button. I have checked the sump and found no clogging. I have tried pushing the santi wRed light is blinking over the normal cycle button. Occasionally after doing the button dance it will respond to the cancel/drain button. I have checked the sump and found no clogging. I have tried pushing the sani wash / heated dry buttons five times each. I turned off the main power for several minutes. When power was restored the blinking lights were gone but once the first button was pushed the red light over the normal cycle started blinking again. Dishwasher is less than three years old and has not been used regularly.ash / heated dry buttons five times each. I turned off the main power for several minutes. When power was restored the blinking lights were gone but once the first button was pushed the red light over the normal cycle started blinking again. Dishwasher is less than three years old and has not been used regularly.

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I had the same problem... the lock on light was blinking continuously. The solution required disassembling the door to get to the control panel electronic board. You'll notice a flat transparent cable coming out of one end, twisting under the board and going into the door panel. In the middle of the door, there's a number of wires taped together that curled over the flat cable. Look for any black tape residue on the flat cable, which seemed to be causing a short circuit and confusing the electronics. After carefully removing the tape residue from the flat cable, the problem went away.
Hope this helps :)

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