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Blinking lights on control panel

The normal wash and heated dry buttons lights blink continually. The dishwasher makes a beeping noise every minute or so. I tried to push the reset/start button for 10 seconds to see if it will reset itself and it will not. How can I fix this? I am having the same problem. I looked around and saw that for some dishwashers this might mean that the sequence switch is bad. However, not all of the conditions are exactly the same.

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    THE NORMAL WASH AND HEATED DRY BUTTONS LIGHTS CONTINUALLY BLINK

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SOURCE: Dishwasher leaves a fine black sludge

I work in a hospital and have seen this problem with our scope washers (a very sophisticated dishwasher with lots of safety features) and it turned out to be a faulty pump motor.  Some pumps have black ceramic magnet in them and if it cracks it will breakdown and mix in with wash water creating a black smudge on everything with bits. Just as you described.  Unfortunately, I have never taken a part a dishwasher motor so I don't know if it's the same type of motor. 

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SOURCE: Won't run - normal light flashes

You may try removing power to D/W for a minute and reconecting. likely cause though is keypad (console). If a light above a pad stays on the pad is likely closed all the time. Normal is probably cycle most often used. you can test the keypad by removing power to D/W and accessing the control panel. remove conncter P-1 and using an ohmeter test resistance between 13 and 4 on the connecter coming from keypad. yes without very small clips or 4 steady hands it is a little tricky. in the field we use a breakout board. if you get any reading when not pushed pad is bad. you may find a manual inside the kickplate which explains the keypad sequence. it may be control but more likely keypad, even if test is inconclusive.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

SOURCE: blinking lights on control panel

Same issue, machine is about 30 days past waranty. Door switch broke, but of course they (GE repair) do not fix the switch, you have to order the Escutcheon Body (whole panel) to fix ~$350 total.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: clean light blinks 7 times continuously

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

When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks 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. Let it go through the diagnostic to test the function of the element.(1-2 minutes). When it finishes, open the door and touch the element to see if it is hot (be careful, it can get pretty hot so wet your fingers to avoid burns).
Once the diagnostic has cleared, you should 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).

Good luck!

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Smeg integrated dishwasher continually washing -

you should check the heating element. if the water is not hot enough, the timer will not advance. crack open the door mid-cycle. let the water stop flying around. then open it all the way up. if you don't get a big ball of steam, you have an indication that your heating element may not be working properly. this is not too hard to check the resistance with a multimeter and then replace, if necessary. good luck

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Bosch dishwasher timer sticking

I have been told to replace the timer which I am looking to do the same to my machine!

Posted on May 25, 2010

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