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Viking Dishwasher won't start. All the lights continue blinking and it sounds as if a motor is continually running.

All the lights continue blinking and it sounds as if a motor is continually running. Model DFUD140

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  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    I've tried uplugging for a few hours and that didn't seem to solve the issue. All the lights continue to blink and it's sounds like the motor is running. Before this behavior started the machine was blinking with 4 blinking lights on each side. Before this everything worked fine.

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    All the lights continue blinking and it sounds as if a motor is continually running. Model DFUD140

    I've tried uplugging for a few hours and that didn't seem to solve the issue. All the lights continue to blink and it's sounds like the motor is running. Before this behavior started the machine was blinking with 4 blinking lights on each side. Before this everything worked fine.

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    All suggestions welcome.

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    I purchased the unit 6 years ago, so it is out of the 5 year warranty period.

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    I'm not sure it's an electrical issue. If I put water in the in bottom of th unit and turn it on it pumps it out. And I've tried different plugs with the same result.

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    Are there error codes for a Viking dishwasher?

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    Thanks Dark Viper.

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    When the power is on, the drain pump is running. If I push the stop button, the 4 cylcle lights on the left blink while the other 4 option lights stay constant (on).

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    When the power is on, the drain pump is running. If I push the stop button, the 4 cylcle lights on the left blink while the other 4 option lights stay constant (on).

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    Where do I get the service center number?

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    When the power is on, the drain pump is running. If I push the stop button, the 4 cylcle lights on the left blink while the other 4 option lights stay constant (on).

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

    Thanks

  • pamela1636 Jul 31, 2008

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  • pamela1636 Aug 01, 2008

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U need to go with a good professional repairer

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What had changed since you last use it? Prior day? Also when last did you clean out the filters for it?

1. Drain Pump
2. Block Drain (blocked or kinked)
3. Valve Leakage

The electronic display has detected a sensor fault on the unit for the flashing you see. Check the filters and drain pump. Make sure nothing is clog also the line where the hot water goes to it. I know you said you have it under protection for 5 years and that's up right so some parts might need to be replace. If you go down to your main breaker for the unit you can trip it off and on and see if that clears it up but I you might have a serious problem with it.

Now you got 2 options.

1. Call up Viking and get an estimate of how much it will cost to repair the damage.

2. If the cost is greater than buying a brand new one then, better off getting another one then. If not then get it repaired.


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Pamela instead of running around and around it is most likley a BAD control board,these boards will just go bad.Im a commercial mechanic for hobart and i can tell you i have had brand new boards from the factory and there bad.Any questions let me know i service these units all the time.

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Welcome to fixya

This to me sounds like a problem with the on board computer

the board might of gotten a power sourge or it just went bad

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The bottom spray arm might have holes in them.. frm wre the water inflow is.. make sure that it is not blocked..Check upper spray arm also, remove any matter that is blocking the openings and run rinse aid through your dishwasher at all times.

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Hey,,ok ..
Your promlem is mechnical and unplugging wont help..
you will need to open up the machine and see whats wrong. You way that you hear a motor running ? this can be the motor , aggitator or pump. But sice its running means it fine. The problem will be with eighter the mount, gears or the mainboard. If you have experience with these type of repairs we can provide you with a service manual,, If not I'd suggest you call a pro ...

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  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 31, 2008

    unfortunately to tell you what the exact problem is we need to be there. But more than likely with the blinking led's its a problem with the main boad. if you open it up and look at the board you may se burnt components. if not you will need a multimeter to trace the voltages. normally this is repaired by simply replacing the main board.

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 31, 2008

    have you cantaced a service center ?

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 31, 2008

    Here is the home page for the Los Angelas branch

    http://www.vikingrepair.com/

    you may call toll free

    Call Toll Free 1-888-88-ACTIVE



    they will give you the number and location of the nearest service center near you.

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Its A Fault in the circuit board if under warranty send it back if not need professional service by a repair man seen this problem many times before

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR DISHWASHER?

Viking Dishwasher won't start.  All the lights con - small_9_26.jpg For a detailed Dishwasher illustration, click below.

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Warning!To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect yourappliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break theconnection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do anytroubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because somecomponents may have sharp edges, use caution while working on yourappliance.

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
It cleans poorly
There's no water entering the machine
The water doesn't drain from the machine
It's noisy
It leaks
The dry cycle has problems
The door has problems
The cycle doesn't complete
I see an error code
The detergent cup doesn't open
The cycle times are too long

Hope this may help;

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VOTIT

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If your dishwasher doesn't work at all, check these:

Power from the house
Door switch
Wiring
Timer or selector switch
Power from the house Isthere power getting to the dishwasher? This can be difficult to test,because dishwashers are usually wired directly to an electricalcircuit, rather than plugged into the wall. But at least check for ablown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch Thedoor switch is important because, if it's defective, the dishwasherwon't work at all. To reach it, you need to remove the control panelcover, or sometimes the interior liner of the door. If it's defective,you need to completely replace it.

Wiring Oftenthe main wiring connection from the house, at the dishwasher, burns andbreaks the connection. If that's the problem, the wires must berepaired/replaced as necessary. If that's not the problem, check thewiring to the door switch, the wiring between the door and the lowerpart of the dishwasher, and the wiring to the timer. Repair any broken,burned, brittle, or defective wiring, using the proper appliance-gradewire and connectors.

Timer or selector switch Althoughit's uncommon, the timer or the selector switch may be defective. Ifso, you need to replace the defective part, because neither of thesecan be repaired.

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Read here
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_9_1.asp

if that doesn't solve the problem let us know.

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You need to unplug the dishwasher from it's power source and let it sit for a couple of hours. If the problem continues after plugging the unit back in, then you need to consider the cause of the problem. It sounds like it is electrical. Most likely a current filament in the electronics is not working right or there is a short or open in the wiring. I also suggest that you check the polarity of the outlet you are plugging the unit into.

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