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My dishwasher blinks when I hit start but will not actually start. How do i check the door lock? It clicks when I close it, but I do not know how to check to see if in fact it is being registered as closing

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  • kalynns33 Mar 13, 2008

    Hi, I am not sure what the model number is, but the brand is Frigidaire. It was a very basic one, not very expensive if that helps

  • kalynns33 Mar 14, 2008

    I am not sure what you mean by: "if not the door latch comes as an assy cant replace just the switch"

  • betcostevek May 11, 2009

    My door seems to latch but the lock button flashes and when I push the start button nothing happens. Is there something I did to accidentally lock something up?

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    who makes it and whats the model number???

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You would need to drop the front panel , the 2 lowest screws in inside of door drop the main colored panel. the remaining screws release the the control and give you acess to the door switches, with the panel off you should be able to close door and watch the latch in action. are the switches being activated??? if not the door latch comes as an assy cant replace just the switch

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Mar 15, 2008

    if one of the door switches are no good , ou cant repalce a switch you would need to replace the whole latch assy

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