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Kenmore elite dishwasher doesn't cycle repair man says circuit board needs replacing. clean light blinks 7 times

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  • wisaac Jun 17, 2008

    model 66517262401 ser no. FS1801463 purchased June/2005

  • wisaac Jun 22, 2008

    clean light blinks 7 times. this is an error code. what does it mean?

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What does it mean you can get here
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/clean-light-blinks-7-times/346645204

but to get repaired you have to call the tech.
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The solution required disassembling the door to get to the control panel electronic board. You'll notice a flat transparent cable coming out of one end, twisting under the board and going into the door panel. In the middle of the door, there's a number of wires taped together that curled over the flat cable. Look for any black tape residue on the flat cable, which seemed to be causing a short circuit and confusing the electronics. After carefully removing the tape residue from the flat cable, the problem went away.
Hope this helps :)
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key pad need to be change
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press back and forth between hi-tempwash and sani rinse several times to get all lights to come on if not then press sani rinse and heated dry back and forth several times. one of though combos will start the test mode. the test mode will stop the light from blinking and you can use the dishwasher again
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You can also pres "normal wash" and "heated dry" buttons back and forth and it will reset the dishwasher and work normal again
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reset the dishwasher and again start it up. turn on the hot water, make my selection for cleaning, the dishwasher starts and runs like normal.
feel free 4 further assistance .rate the particular experts solution as fixya that helps u understand n solve ur problem

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A clean indicator that flashes/blinks 7 times and then repeats, indicates a problem in the dishwasher which should be investigated and not just the control 'reset'! That is why the control will not let the dishwasher start once such a condition is detected.

If the dishwasher's eletronic control doesn't detect a water temperature increase during the main wash cycle, that symptom can occur. No water temperature increase could be caused by a problem in the heater element, its in-line thermostat, the related wiring or a problem in the electronic control.
It is also possible just the washer not spraying properly (possibly from blockage in the filter or problem in the pump), the dishwasher not filling sufficiently or draining prematurely or even a problem in the door latching mechanism's switch(es) could cause it.

Once corrected, the error display may have to be cleared from the control manually. That can usually be done by putting the unit into diagnostic mode by pressing the key sequence 'Heated Dry, Normal, Heated Dry, Normal' and then pressing cancel.
Hope that helps.......

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Hi,

press back and forth between hi-tempwash and sani rinse several times to get all lights to come on if not then press sani rinse and heated dry back and forth several times. one of though combos will start the test mode. the test mode will stop the light from blinking and you can use the dishwasher again,

You can also pres "normal wash" and "heated dry" buttons back and forth and it will reset the dishwasher and work normal again

Please don't forget to rate or accept the solution

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Yes leethedeuce is right here. Dont bother with Eskes Copy solution of another expert. LeetheDeuce posted the correct information for you to be able to fix your problem.

thanks,
Nathan

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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Please watch this video
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/clean-light-blinks-7-times/346645204

Most likely you will have to replace it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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Http://video.aol.com/video-detail/clean-light-blinks-7-times/346645204
Go here and do all this and then you will know.
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    Check heater element. Should be between 10 and 35 ohms of resistance




  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    Thanks eske you posted the exact same thing as me.



  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    Also they have come out with a 2nd generation control board to help some of these problems.



  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 17, 2008

    It has a new heater relay on it this is most likely why you need the replacement.
    Hope this was helpful for you and if you would be so kind as to rate me accordingly. It is greatly appreciated.
    If you need any further assistance please let me know,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    I still look forwarding to hearing from you. If all worked out well I would hope you would accept my solution and rate accordingly.
    I am here on a daily basis to assist and you can always use the Ask me feature.
    Thank you,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 19, 2008

    Still hoping to hear from you to know how it went.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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May i know the model no pls

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Yaz S Jun 17, 2008

    i highly recommend you call for service..

    'tc

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Check this article for some possible steps:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_9_1.asp

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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