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The heat dry light on my dishwasher is stuck. can't start a new cycle, can't do anything. thoughts?

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Only one comes to my mind.. kill the breaker in the main breaker panel for your kitchen, or dishwasher... See if that works.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

Testimonial: "worked. thank you."

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    Savvy Pete Jan 04, 2011

    Super! Thank you! Is the machine working normal now??

  • TonySolavad Mar 22, 2011

    That worked for my frigidaire just fine. I wish I would have thought of that sooner. The dishwasher is up and running now.

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