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We ran the dishwasher and it ran fine, but now the green light for the Heated Dry setting won't go off, and if we press the Start button, nothing happens. If we press other buttons, a flashing "L" appears briefly.

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  • jerezr Jul 09, 2008

    Your expert recommended that we press the reset button for 5 seconds. There is no reset button on the panel, so not sure where I would find that. We did indeed try cutting the circuit that would turn the dishwasher off,then turned it back on, but the problem remains the same

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Please post the model of the dishwasher.

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Hi,

Pls check if your version has a overflow trap. If yes, it would seem that the overflow trap switch which is (for some reason) will not untrip. There is a float that activates it. Since this involves opening the unit (a dozen or so of screws), you may be better off seeking the services of a qualified professional. If you are considering a DIY (do-it-yourself), you need to remove the bottom panel (toe kick) and a couple more. You need to dry the overflow so as to "untrip" the float switch.

In some other models, a reset code is necessary to unlock current state, perhaps you could try pressing:
high temp wash
heated dry
high temp wash
heated dry

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.

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Try turning of by power point then back on

or hold the reset butting for 5 seconds

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