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Status Lights Blinking

The Air Dry , Washing, Drying, Sanitized, Cleaned, and 6 hr. Delay lights are blinking. Occasionally the drain pump will engage but then stops. Cannot get washer to complete a cycle or reset. Any ideas why the status lights are blinking?

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  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Our Kenmore dishwasher keeps "locking" and then when we unlock it it will not allow us to choose an option like normal wash, china wash, or any other options.
    Any ideas on why or what to do?


  • tuna60 Aug 05, 2008

    I have followed the manual pamplet instructions without resolution;

    I have cleaned the soap dispensers and rearranged the dishes;

    I have pushed every buttom on the sensor pad without resolution; HELP!!!

    mwg4@verizon.net

  • brett92703 Mar 01, 2009

    Sanitized light on front panel blinking after wash cycle is complete. Utensils and plastic containers still soiled. Pots and pans have white spots. Please help.

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Status lights blinking is trying to tell you something in the dishwasher is bad,go to your owners manual to see the fault codes first,then you can try turning the breaker off 30 seconds an on to see if it resets its self,if that does not work i think you might have a bad mother board,thanks-mike

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