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Blinking quick rinse and lock on lights

Hello Chris72,

I read your solution to a similar problem posted back in Nov, 2007 and I hope you can help me. My DW model is 665.15862 (actualy, the sticker inside says 15862990) and it is about 7 years old. My buttons do not match anything I have seen posted online and I think I have tried every possible combination of quickly alternating pushed of two buttons. Left to right, my buttons are: pots pans-normal wash-water miser-china wash-quick wash-quick rinse-water heat-sani rinse-no heat dry.

If I close the door, the "quick rinse" light comes on continuously. If I push any button, the "lock on" light comes on, then a few seconds later, both blink in tandem. Last night, after trying different button push combinations, I was standing around when some minutes later, the pump came on to drain the DW. Since there had not been any water in the DW for several weeks, I put a gallon or so in via the sink hose, and the DW went through a full drain cycle. A number came up in the window, 10, I think, and then it went back to its old thing.

Can you help with an unlock sequence?


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Try holding down the "lock" button.It may be the way to unlock the problem.

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