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Hello there,

This is a common problem in Whirlpool dishwashers and is often due to an issue with the temperature sensor. It's not necessarily a fault that requires a service call or any replacement parts. Often all that is required is to clear the error code and you can then resume normal operation:

Clearing the error code requires running the self-diagnostics program. As you did not specify a model number, I can't tell you the correct sequence of button pushes to run this program on your washer. However, the following sequence is used on many Whirlpool dishwashers:

With the dishwasher in standby mode (power on, but not running a cycle), press HEATED DRY, then NORMAL, then HEATED DRY then NORMAL again within 6 seconds.

This will start the self-diagnostics program. Once this has started, let it run for about 30 seconds, then press CANCEL to end the diagnostics test. Finally, switch the power off and back on. Hopefully, this will clear the error code and return the dishwasher to normal operation.

If this clears the error code, try running the hot water tap/faucet in your kitchen until the water runs hot then run a normal wash cycle to test the dishwasher. This is often all that's required to prevent the fault from returning. If the flashing clean light returns and/or persists after you've done the above, then it would indicate a component failure somewhere. The diagnostics test would then need to be run fully to determine the exact cause of the fault or where to look next.

Hopefully, this simple trick will solve your problem. Please try the above, then post back with the results if you need further assistance. Please reply to me by clicking on "Add a Comment" below your question. Please inlcude the full model number of your dishwasher.

Thanks,
BElectric

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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SOURCE: clean light blinks 7 times continuously

If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...

When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash
-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. Let it go through the diagnostic to test the function of the element.(1-2 minutes). When it finishes, open the door and touch the element to see if it is hot (be careful, it can get pretty hot so wet your fingers to avoid burns).
Once the diagnostic has cleared, you should be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring).
It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).

Good luck!

Posted on May 04, 2009

SOURCE: Green clean light keeps blinking

HI, Same thing happened to me today and Sears more than willing to charge me 200.00 for a 1 year service agreement. I found the answer on askmehelpdesk.com and the answer is: To reset a Kenmore Ultra Wash elite series dishwasher (stuck on clean) simply push heated/dry then normal wash and do the same thing again. Panel will reset itself and it hopefully will run normally again. Mine did and I am rejoicing! Julie

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SOURCE: Clean light blinks, dishwasher won't start,

turn the power off at the breaker for 10 minutes and check it then.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: clean light blinking a 7 code

The blinking clean light is an interruption in the dishwasher program that either indicates a malfunction, or it can be a simple glitch. The following link explains how you may be able to clear the blinking clean light problem:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575752-dishwasher_blinking_clean_light

Now, keep in mind all dishwashers are not alike and have different panel options. If you do not have the same set up that I have mentioned, the tech sheet for your dishwasher will explain the touch pad functions. 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. Just remove the screws that hold the panel in place and remove.

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.

Blinking 7 times is usually a thermister related problem. However, I have often found this to be a momentary glitch in operation. If the problem keeps reoccuring the number of flashes is an indication of WHICH circuit is causing your problem. As all dishwashers differ in operation and features, refer to your tech sheet for the recommended troubleshooting steps.

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

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid dishwasher model kuds01

you have a water heating problem. there is a tech sheet taped to the inside of the toe plate

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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