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Clean light keeps flashing and won't let me start

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  • azshep Apr 18, 2009

    I have 2004 Whilpool Gold the clean light is flashing and the air dry light is lit I have tried hitting the normal, dry, normal dry cancel but it still does not work. Reset at breaker, checked plug under sink, hot water temp is HOT...what is wrong? Do I need a new control button panel?

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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.
*Some actual investigation should be undertaken to isolate and correct the cause of the symptom.*
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.

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Cpu sensing the water did not heat to a high enough temp in a certain amount of time.
1 possible bad thermostat
2 possible open heater
3 someone took a long shower and used all the hot water prior to running dishwasher

clean light blinks 7 times, pauses and repeats. locks out programing

enter into service mode
the manual should be behind kick panel
running test will reset control

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Green "Clean" light keeps flashing, dishwasher won't start

This may help in your situation. The following link explains how you may be able to clear the blinking clean light problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r417123-blinking_clean_light_kenmore_whirlpool

Now...keep in mind all dish washers are not alike and have different panel options. If you do not have the same set up as I have referenced, the tech sheet for your dishwasher will explain. The tech sheet is located behind the lower toe panel under the door and lists the proper sequence of buttons to push for diagnostics and troubleshooting.

NOTE: Sometimes the tech sheet is located behind the inner door panel. You will need to remove the screws securing the inner panel to access it if this is the case. Make sure you turn off the main power breaker before doing so.

Sometimes this can be a momentary glitch in operation. However, if the problem keeps reoccuring the number of flashes is an indication of which circuit is causing your problem. Again, refer to your tech sheet to determine this.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you solve your problem.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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