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Power Light Flashing - Machine wont Start - Whirlpool ADP5966

Power button light - Flashing - Machine wont start - Have tried other suggestion of selecting an alternative program while holding the Power button without success....Any other idea's...Thanks in advance

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  • Scottman1 Feb 21, 2008

    Twice then pause, repeated..Thanks for your quick response.

  • Scottman1 Feb 21, 2008


    Twice then pause, repeated..Thanks for your quick response.

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    When I press the function that I want and the start buttom the washer does not turn on. The only fuction light that does come on is the rinse only and the drain selection. I have unplugged the washer and plugged it back in hoping to reset the system and that does not seem to work either.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    First when turning machine on programming lights up and then goes off and stays off wont come on using programming button

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Also door won't lock. Machine will not operate at all. Have changed bushes

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When I turn it on, I select the program and then all what it does is rinse only? After that the start light starts to flashing

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Start button fault light is flashing but no obvious fault can be found

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This is a fault code. it will flash so many times and then pause.
let me no how many flashes before the pause and i will tell you what fault code it is

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  • anonymous111 Feb 21, 2008

    you have a water leak fault

    water has leaked into the bottom safe tray, you may have a leaking hose or a blocked drain hose causing the machine to over fill

    the best way to fix this is unplug the power pull the unit out from under bench ( you may have to disconnect the inlet hose and drain hose). then tip the machine back about 45 degrees. you should see water seep out onto the floor, you have now emptied the safe tray. reinstall the dishwasher, checking the drain spigot under sink (where the drain hose connects) for blockages.

    then run the machine as normal if the same fault happens again it means you have a leaking hose or pump underneath.

    best to have it looked at by a tech if this is the case

  • wishmaster46 Oct 26, 2010

    Mines flashes twice pauses then starts again

  • Don8364 Apr 25, 2011

    We had this problem where the start light didnt stop flashing and the machine just stops after draining. We tipped the machine 45deg as suggested by Anonymous111. Water did come out onto the floor, and when we restarted the machine, everything worked. Many, many thanks!

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