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Frigidaire dishwasher FDB1050REB0 flashing washing light but doesn't start

After pressing the start button the washing light flashes and the heated dry light is on like normal. However the wash cycle never starts. Is there a way to reset the computer or do I have to replace the controller board?

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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    Same problem - wash light just blinks won't start.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    same problem here . mines black instead of stainless



  • brodriguezrn May 26, 2008

    Same problem but I have water that will not drain either. Can someone help?

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    After pressing the start button the washing light flashes and the heated dry light is on like normal. However the wash cycle never starts. Is there a way to reset the computer or do I have to replace the controller board?


  • joanne226 Oct 30, 2008

    Same issue but your solutions didn't work. Help!

  • pwilliestyle Oct 31, 2008

    I had the same problem, and the running hot water in sink fixed it. Not sure why.

    Thanks!


  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    We have the same problem. I have tried all the solutions suggested and still get the same dang blinking light

  • edfreimuth Dec 28, 2008

    kenmore elite dishwasher doesn't drain all the warter out

  • jennygee Jan 05, 2009

    Same exact problem. Dishwasher is less than one year old. Turned to different setting and back to normal, but didn't help.

  • collinsm Jan 15, 2009

    After pressing the start button the washing light flashes and the
    heated dry light is on like normal. However the wash cycle never starts. When I change to a different cycle the heat light comes on and then goes off when the cycle is changed back to normal. I turned the water source off and back on and it started working, but after a few washes it doing the same thing.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I have a different Frigidaire brand but it does the same thing.

  • Vaughn Salamy Jan 28, 2013

    PLEASE READ before replacing board. I fixed mine this morning in about 15 minutes by reading this site and then removing 8 screws from the dishwasher to remove front panel. Double checked latch connections, then pressed button after latching door and everything worked. Wow, that was free and easy! Hardest part was getting the panel back on. So, here is what I recommend. Do not remove 8 screws, leave the lower 2 in the panel to keep it in place. The 6 screws at the top are the ones that release the control panel, and maybe only need to remove 4. Double check this by removing the 4 screws along the top of dishwasher door first, then if the control panel slides out good. Simply check the connection that go to the latch mechanism, then try the controls. Hope it works for you as well as it did for me!

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Fliped the circut breaker and got the 3 blinking lights and hit start and it ran fine.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

  • chuck99 Aug 09, 2010

    great help!! It worked immediately!

    thanks!!

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Try running the hot water in your kitchen sink until the dishwasher kicks on.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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Press normal then heated dry
Three times in a row.
After the 3rd time all lights will go on. then press start .

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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I unplugged it and then plugged it back in and it worked, Whew! Didn't want to wash all those dished by hand!

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

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After trying all these solutions (to no avail), I got frustrated and banged on the door near the latch. Bingo, it started! When all else fails, a little tough love might just do the trick.

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

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    jharris34 Mar 30, 2013

    After trying all these solutions (to no avail), I got frustrated and banged on the door near the latch. Bingo, it started! When all else fails, a little tough love might just do the trick.

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    lida Mar 13, 2015

    i love you!!! it worked!!! tough love go figure lolll

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Simply turn the dial to another setting for a moment, turn the dail back to the Normal Wash and then press start again. Repeat the process with a different setting if it doesn't work the first time. This is what worked for me. Good Luck

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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Reading your posts helped me to develop my own simple test. I became suspicious of the latch so I opened the door and hit the start an got identical results. Unfortunately I already replaced the panel (bad guess). So with the panel hanging from the plug I reached in and pushed on the connectors to the latch and it started. For now I have a piece of foam wedged in between them and is running as I post. I will replace the latch later. Ps dont touch any copper portion of the connector.

Posted on Feb 26, 2012

  • Debra Mullen Sep 09, 2012

    Our 3 1/2 yr old frigidaire dishwasher suddenly wouldn't start last weekend, start button flashing , but nothing else, we went online and figured it must be the control module, ordered one from sears parts, got it on Thursday, plugged it in and no change. Just found this website, played with the loose door latch plug and its now working!! Thanks for your help!!

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Alright. I unplugged mine, waited 30 seconds and plugged it back in and turned the knob to rinse only and held the high temp and start buttons for ten seconds to start the maintenance mode and nothing happened. I replaced the control module and it started but then stopped and light was blinking again. After thinking, I'm gonna throw this piece of junk to the curb, I tried unplugging, then removed the connector, then messed with the door latch switch, and finally put back together and started...after a lengthy pause it started. Ok, 5 seconds. But hoorah...for now. Other posts indicated changing the control module only lasted for a short while. Some days, some months. To the curb it still may go.

Posted on Sep 08, 2012

I had to unplug the dishwasher to reset the computer and it worked fine after that.

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Whoa... Mine was doing the same thing! It was an easy fix!

1. Remove the control panel cover2. Disconnect the control harness from the washer3. Reconnect the control harness--- *NOTE* All lights will begin to blink ---4. Test the system by closing the door and pressing, "WASH"--- *NOTE* System should have reset itself and now run properly ---5. Reassemble the control panel cover
It took me a while to figure this out because i was so focused on trying to figure out why the "latching sensor" wasnt working..

Posted on Jan 08, 2012

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Dishwasher (model FDB1050REB0) Wash Light Flashing

Well, I've got a different problem. I need a control module!!!

BUT!

The flashing WASH light appears to indicate the door latch (switch) is not fully engaged. I proved that I mine which works, just doesn't pump out/drain water. If I unlatch the door and then press START, the WASH light blinks.

*WARNING* 120V ELECTRICAL CURRENT! ONLY ATTEMPT THIS IS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

The switch is located behind the control panel (5 screws from the inside.) The Hot (Black) AND Neutral (White) wires comes from the electrical input and pass through the switch. You can do a simple continuity check with the power disengaged to test the path through the switch and into the control module (pins 3 & 9m black and white).

Now... anyone have a Control Module (working) they want to give/sell to me so I don't have to go buy a new dishwasher? I just replaced the drain valve on mine :( If you do, you can send me a note vidioteic (at) gmail (dot) com

Happy Washing!

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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