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Whirlpool dishwasher model GU1500XTLSO Control panel is mostly not responsive. Can enter "control lock" mode by pressing and holding "air dry". If I press air dry again in this mode, the green button flashes three times. Does this mean anything? I would really appreciate some help.

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  • eusp04 Feb 09, 2009

    I also have a Whirpool GU1500XTLT2 and the RINSE ONLY and HI TEMP SCOUR light blink but will not reset. Turned power off and back on to reset but no luck. How do I complete a hard re-boot? Would that help? Is the board defective?

  • Mike Briley Feb 09, 2009

    I also have a non-operational Whirlpool Dishwasher Model GU1500XTLT2. The RINSE ONLY and HI TEMP SCOUR lights blink and will not reset. I turned the power off and back on to reset but no luck. Any ideas as to how to fix or re-boot the unit?


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Control Lock means that the entire dishwasher is locked, for child safety purposes.  It's normally cleared by holding the "No Heat Dry" button in for 4 seconds or more.  It is locked again by the same procedure -- holding the "No HEat Dry" button for 4 seconds (or more).

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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SOURCE: blinking "Clean" light on panel.

hi i had same problem it was the flood switch slapper

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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Hi again,

Lost you on the Live Session. Have you checked the bottom plate/panel? We need to determine the error code by entering the diagnostics cycle. How you enter it varies by model. the machine's tech sheets should be located on the dishwasher somewhere, usually on the back side of the bottom kickplate.

In some models, probable fault are:

  • door latch (likely);
  • heating system (most likely).
Incidentally, there was a recall order on some Whirpool models due to the heating system.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I understand by reading your post which indicates it is a Whirlpool dishwasher you appear to have a concern with, "Normal" light is flashing (controls are not locked)...
however if you could provide the model number I'd be better equipped and most certainly able to help without generalizing.

I don't know what has been suggested to you to this point (your post indicates it is 3 days old) as I don't have access to prior dialog with other experts. I will say one thing in common with most Whirlpool dishwashers with a senario of this nature means a stuck key in the touchpad.

Or as Whirlpool words it...

**Won't Run and LED Above Key(s) is Flashing Rapidly - Stuck key or short circuit(s) in keypad, or in control's input lines that read the keys.**
Hopefully you can appreciate there are many variations even within the "Whirlpool" brand name machines. I'll watch for your reply and try and help going forward. Thank you.


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Posted on Aug 28, 2011

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