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Kenmore dishwasher blinking lights

My kenmore dishwasher that is just 1 1/2 yrs old (just out of warranty) is blinking lights and not working right now. The "normal wash" and "cancel" buttons blink simultaneously. Every second.
It started with just the "normal wash" button blinking every second and when you push the cancel button to try to clear it, the cancel button starts blinking with the normal wash button!!!
Can you help?

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  • partnerjb Aug 29, 2008

    if you read my original post it said that my appliance was only 1 1/2 years old so the comment about "if the appliance is 10 years old . . . " was inappropriate.

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Dear friend,
ngfam at you service! happy to assist!


The blinking lights are called codes and this is warning you that there is a technical problem. Probably an electronic failure some where. This can only be diagnosed by a trained service tech!

We sell appliances for 65 years and I recommend this nation wide Factory repair service!

Call A&E Factory Service /They service nation wide
And are available 24/7 for making appointments!

If the appliance is 10 years old or more,it may make sense not to invest any money to fix it!

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Posted on Aug 29, 2008

  • Neil
    Neil Aug 29, 2008

    ngfam1

    I am sorry , that was from the problem before yours! I apologize for the error!

    Blinking lights mean there is an electronic code!
    Ans this can only be remedied by a service diagnoses!
    We can not tell you how to repair a code flash!
    Sorry!
    if you need a good service nation wide
    A&E Factory service is open to set appointments 24/7 at 1-800-905-9505

    We sell appliances for 65 years and recommend this service to our customers!

    Thank You for your letter! let me know how it goes!
    ngfam



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