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"Lock on" light keeps flashing - cannot run dishwasher

My dishwasher completed its cycle and then the "Lock on" light started flashing. It did this about a year ago and quit and worked fine. This time it keep flashing and I cannot get the dishwasher started.

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  • dennissivign Aug 18, 2008

    my problem is the same. all steps taken per owners manuel

  • dairymama2 Sep 02, 2008

    the lock on light came on when it finished washing but the green light went off and the lock on won't now my dishwasher is locked up can't use it!and i can't afford to have someone come in to look at it!

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    My dishwasher is exactly 1 yr and 1 day old.....the "lock on" light is on and the dishwasher won't start. Funny how it happened 1 day out of warranty....

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    same problem

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Same issue..

Other boards suggested heating element issue - but nothing very clear or compelte.

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