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Our Kitchenaid dishwasher model # KUDP021R will not start. We close door, select wash and press start. The control lock light at the top which is lit flashes a few times and then stays lit. Dishwasher remains silent. An aside which may be helpful is that the door has always seemed to be not quite straight...as though it had to warp a tiny bit to close and lock.

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  • deannieprice Aug 21, 2010

    We found the problem. Someone had accidently touched the 'lock' button on the control panel. When we unlocked it the dw works just fine.

  • deannieprice Aug 22, 2010

    Helpful info. Thanks.

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The problem you have already identified could be the door switch is not closing when you shut the door. Please confirm your dishwasher is KUDP02I (i and not 1).

One way to check is find out the door switch on the door panel and start the dishwasher with the door open and the switch pressed carefully with a small screw driver.

The door switch is item 12 in this panel assembly It will be normally pushed by the door latch.

Now coming to the door not aligning properly. This needs to be fixed. This dishwasher has two door balancing springs on each side. See the body assembly . Parts 9, 18 and 24 make sure the door is sitting properly. These will need to be adjusted to make door movement correct. Also check the condition of the door gasket (item 3) to make sure it is sitting smooth.

Hope all this helps.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the following--

1. Please check the wiring connections and wire fasteners at dishwasher junction box are fine.

2. Electronic control board faulty.
3. Motor (inoperative, check resistances).
4. Door switch (open contacts).
5. Door latch not making contact with door switch.
6. Touch pad circuit defective.
7. No indicator lamps illuminate when START or OPTIONS is depressed.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Aug 22, 2010

    Press and hold the Air dry button for 10-15 seconds

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The touch bottons are clicking on and off and nothing works. I had to shut the washer off in a hurry recently and this is the result.


Make sure the door is completely closed and latched. On models with a dual-digit display, the control displays "- -" during a cycle if it believes the door is not latched. Check for obstructions (spoons, etc), interfering with the door operation. A lower dish rack that is installed backward will also cause incomplete door closure.Is there power to the dishwasher Check your household electrical box to see if a fuse has blown or if the circuit breaker has tripped. If the unit has a plug-in power cord, make sure it is plugged in.Does your dishwasher have a rotary timer knob? (Some Models)The cycle selection must match the position of the timer knob. Turn the timer knob to the beginning of the preferred cycle. The timer knob should click when you reach the start of the cycle.Is the control lock option activated?Press and hold the Heated Dry option (button with lock icon) for three to five seconds and the light should turn off. Instructions are also placed on the label on top of the inner door to unlock the controls.Is the delay start option activated?To cancel the delay and cycle, press Cancel/Drain.Has the motor stopped for less than 10 minutes?
The motor may have stopped due to an overload. If this is the case, the motor will automatically reset itself within 5-10 minutes.Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing?Opening the door or interrupting the power can stop the cycle. Close the door and press Start/Resume. If the Start/Resume indicator flashes three times when you press Start/Resume, the dishwasher is waiting for you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, and then press Start/Resume.On models where the controls are on top of the door be sure to close the door within 3 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume to start or resume the dishwasher cycle.Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?Make sure that the water shutoff valve is turned on

Sep 10, 2011 | Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher...

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How to Unlock Any Appliance or Turn Off Child Lock


<span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate, press and hold the "&lt;" button until the Child Lock LED goes out.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press "Settings" followed by the number "5" to deactivate Child Lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate Child Lock, press the Start/Pause button and hold down for 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press the Menu button until CHILD LOCK :ON appears in the display.</li> <li>Press the Select button until CHILD LOCK :OFF appears in the display.</li> <li>Press the Start/Pause button and the key symbol should disappear.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Danfoss Thermostat:</span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Press the control knob or button and hold it in place.</li> <li>Turn the knob counterclockwise until you see the word "Code" appear in the display.</li> <li>Turn the knob clockwise and select the code "0033."</li> <li>Press on the control knob until you see an icon of a clock or a hand appear or disappear indicating that the child lock has been set or unset.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Delonghi Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate Child Lock, press the STOP/CLEAR key until the beep is heard.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Delonghi Portable Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Pressing the "+" and "-" buttons on the control panel together for more than two seconds unlocks the keypad.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Fisher & Paykel Dish Drawer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Disable the child lock by pressing and holding the key with a key and lock symbol printed on it until the padlock symbol disappears from the screen.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Frigidaire Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the No Head Dry button (or the Rinse Only, Delay Start or Air Dry button depending on model) for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Frigidaire Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Control Lock" button for five seconds to release the lock.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Options" and "Select" buttons simultaneously and hold for 10 seconds to release the door lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">GE Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Heated Dry button for 3 secs.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">GE Electric Stove:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Lock" for three seconds to release the child lock function.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Dishwashers:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the "Heated Dry" button, and hold for four seconds until the "Lock On" icon light turns off.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the "Sensor Dry" or "Lock" symbol down for three seconds until the lock indicator light goes off.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Touch and hold Cancel for 5 seconds to deactivate the lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Range:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Push and hold the Lock button for 10 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Drain & Spin" for 3 seconds to release the child lock.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Cancel for 10 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the "End of Cycle" button down for 5 to 6 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the Child Lock button for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Energy Saver/Dry button for 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Lock button for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Cancel" or "Start" button for five seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Oven:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Touch and hold START for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Spray and Rinse button simultaneously for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>In models that include a rack dry, usually holding the [rack dry] button for three seconds will disable the function.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Refrigerator:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG TV:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Open the menu, select lock (padlock symbol) then select lock system, then select off.</li> <li>Press exit to exit the menu.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Dry" & "Spin" buttons together for a few seconds. </li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "options & select" until the light goes off.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "end of cycle" for over 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the PRE-WASH/Child Lock buttons for 3 seconds. </li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maytag Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the Heated Dry button for three seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maytag Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Enter/Start" button for 3 seconds</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Panasonic Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press "Stop/Cancel" 3 times to deactivate Child Lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Philips TV:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Using your TV Remote, press the 'MENU' button, select FEATURES and press cursor right.</li> <li>Press cursor up/down to select CHILD LOCK and press cursor right.</li> <li>The screen will prompt you for PASSWORD, key in you password if known. If the password is unknown, then key in the code 0711 twice.</li> <li>Press cursor up/down to select CHILD LOCK, press cursor right to change the status to OFF.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Samsung Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Hold down the Delicate and Rinse buttons simultaneously for three 3 seconds.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Samsung Refrigerator:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Ice Off/Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Ice Off button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Lighting button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Child Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Heated Dry button for 4 secs.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>

on Jun 17, 2011 | Washing Machines

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My Maytag QuietSeries 400 dishwasher won't start. Sometimes 88 flashes on the display and that's all. What does that mean? Model # MDB7601AWB


Dishwasher will not start Is the door open or unlatched?
Make sure the door is completely closed and latched. On models with a dual-digit display, the control displays "- -" during a cycle if it believes the door is not latched. Check for obstructions (spoons, etc), interfering with the door operation. A lower dish rack that is installed backward will also cause incomplete door closure.

Check your household electrical box to see if a fuse has blown or if the circuit breaker has tripped. If the unit has a plug-in power cord, make sure it is plugged in.

Does your dishwasher have a rotary timer knob? (Some Models)
The cycle selection must match the position of the timer knob. Turn the timer knob to the beginning of the preferred cycle. The timer knob should click when you reach the start of the cycle.

Is the control lock option activated?
Press and hold the Heated Dry option (button with lock icon) for three to five seconds and the light should turn off. Instructions are also placed on the label on top of the inner door to unlock the controls.

Is the delay start option activated?
To cancel the delay and cycle, press Cancel/Drain.

Has the motor stopped for less than 10 minutes?
The motor may have stopped due to an overload. If this is the case, the motor will automatically reset itself within 5-10 minutes.

Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing?
Opening the door or interrupting the power can stop the cycle. Close the door and press Start/Resume. If the Start/Resume indicator flashes three times when you press Start/Resume, the dishwasher is waiting for you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, and then press Start/Resume.
On models where the controls are on top of the door be sure to close the door within 3 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume to start or resume the dishwasher cycle.

Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
Make sure that the water shutoff valve is turned on.

Jun 19, 2011 | Maytag Dishwasher

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The lights will blink when the door is closed and the start button is pushed


Try a reset. I have a kitchenaid. The reset is to press the sani-rinse, hea-dry, sani-rinse, heat -dry, then close the door. You can hear action the dishwasher doing something. Takes about 2-3 minutes, then stops. At this point I was able to select a wash cycle and start, close the door, and it started. Good luck

Feb 05, 2011 | Kenmore 24 in. 16039 Built-in Dishwasher

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My model number is FDB1500LFSO, my dishwasher quit...


Is the door open or unlatched?
Make sure the door is completely closed and latched. On models with a dual-digit display, the control displays "- -" during a cycle if it believes the door is not latched. Check for obstructions (spoons, etc), interfering with the door operation. A lower dish rack that is installed backward will also cause incomplete door closure.
Is there power to the dishwasher? Electricaly ground dishwasher. Connect ground wire to green ground connector in terminal box. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,fire or electric shock.


Check your household electrical box to see if a fuse has blown or if the circuit breaker has tripped. If the unit has a plug-in power cord, make sure it is plugged in.
Does your dishwasher have a rotary timer knob? (Some Models)
The cycle selection must match the position of the timer knob. Turn the timer knob to the beginning of the preferred cycle. The timer knob should click when you reach the start of the cycle.
Is the control lock option activated?
Press and hold the Heated Dry option (button with lock icon) for five seconds and the light should turn off. Instructions are also placed on the label on top of the inner door to unlock the controls.
Is the delay start option activated?
To cancel the delay and cycle, press Cancel/Drain.
Has the motor stopped for less than 10 minutes?
The motor may have stopped due to an overload. If this is the case, the motor will automatically reset itself within 5-10 minutes.
Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing?
Opening the door or interrupting the power can stop the cycle. Close the door and press Start/Resume. If the Start/Resume indicator flashes three times when you press Start/Resume, the dishwasher is waiting for you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, and then press Start/Resume.
On models where the controls are on top of the door be sure to close the door within 3 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume to start or resume the dishwasher cycle.
Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
Make sure that the water shutoff valve is turned on.
If these tips did not work or your controls are not working correctly you may need to schedule service.

May 17, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Kenmore dishwasher ultra was quiet guard 3 model 56516012403 control panel will not activate red lights blinking on normal wash and cancel drain. did the hold the heat dry button then the normal wash...


that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked. However, the lock must be turned off and the Start/
Resume button pressed to resume the cycle.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. LOCK ON glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light
flashes 3 times.
NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
temporarily turn off until Lock On glows.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

Oct 25, 2009 | Kenmore 15912 Built-in Dishwasher

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Which dishwashere auto resume wash cycle when door is closed?


All the tall tub dishwashers made by Whirlpool (inc. Kenmore and Kithcenaid) must have the start button pressed after adding a dish. If the start button control light is blinking, you must press start. On those models with buttons on the top of the door you must, in addition, close the door within aprox 5 seconds after pushing start. Hope this helps. Ken

May 01, 2009 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

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We have a kitchenaid dishwasher model#kud102irbl serial#FU1705420 Clean light keeps flashing on 7 times, waits a few seconds and flashes 7 times again. How can we repair this?? Dishwasher will not leave...


If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...

When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash
-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2 minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).

Feb 26, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless...

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Blinking Clean Light


  • Close dishwasher door
  • press "Hi-Temp Wash"
  • press "Energy Saver Dry"
  • press "Hi-Temp Wash"
  • press "Energy Saver Dry"
run the 'normal' cycle without the hi temp feature

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Kitchenaid dishwasher KUDS02SRSS2 start light blinking won't start


I have this same kitchenaid model. It would not start after selecting the wash cycle and pressing start. The light would blink as if the door was open. I did the reset by pushing the sani-rinse, heat dry, sani-rinse, heat-dry and closing the door. You can hear something going on inside. After that stopped (about 3 minutes). I was able to select the wash cycle, press the start, close the door, and it started. Good luck!

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