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The start button is blinking and when you push cancel, it stops. Then when you try to start it, it just starts blinking again.

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  • thehubbles6 Aug 23, 2010

    I did what you said. All the lights lite up and the lock was on. I had to push cancel to be able to do anything. I tried to start and the same thing happened. Start light flashing.

  • thehubbles6 Aug 23, 2010

    I tried the first thing (heated dry, start, cancel at the same time) nothing happened.

    Same with the second.

  • thehubbles6 Aug 23, 2010

    Looking for other ideas to fix my dishwasher.

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Whirlpool built ( Kenmore, Kitchen-Aid, Jenn-Air, etc. ) dishwasher electronic control “blinking start light”

Hello, Welocme to FixYa.


The most common reason to experience the symptom described here is a often overlooked yet simply a faulty door switch.

The part to repair is typically only $10 -$15 at most appliance part retailers. The factory authorized part number is # 8269209.

What happens is the switch is not indicating to the control that the door is closed, hence not allowing the unit to start...exactly what it is designed to do.

You will need to remove all the #20 torx head screws around the inner door panel to separate the panels.

Once done, remove the rectangular plastic protective cover over the control and switch assembly, and there lyes the micro switch.

If you check local brick & mortar retailers or on-line depots such as “searspartsdirect.com” “repairclinic.com” or “appliancepartspros.com” to name a few you will find the micro switch I am referring to here.

The start button is blinking and when you push - f3b5d61.jpg

**Please turn off the breaker panel before service is done to the unit...safety first**

Of course I should add one could experience these same symptoms if the door where in fact not closing or the latch itself is not contacting the switch inside the door.


Let me know how you make out and what you find.

Thank you for choosing FixYa for your repair needs and good luck going forward.


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It is most likely a fault with the door switch which is failing to detect the door is closed. Please provide model no. of the kenmore dishwasher.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. 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

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


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Aug 23, 2010

    Press the HEAT DRY and START/CANCEL pads at the same time, with the selector set to RINSE ONLY(Quick Rinse). The dishwasher will then step through the test cycle. Pushing the START/CANCEL pad will advance the dishwasher to the next step. If this wont solve the issue then press Quick Rinse-Heated Dry-Quick Rinse-Heated Dry in sequence. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Aug 23, 2010

    It seems that the issue is with the control panel going bad however, before replacing it you can blow air with the help of hair dryer so that if there is any moisture it blows it off.

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