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Start light is blinking

My Dishwasher Start/resume light is blinking. The Normal Wash and Heated Dry light are lit up. None of the other buttons work and I can’t get me dishwasher to start. Does anyone have any solutions?
Thank you. Option lights work but other lights do not. Cannot start dishwasher. Dishwasher unused for two weeks and suddenly it works again, for two loads. Now I have the same problem, option lights work but other lights do not, and I cannot start dishwasher. I have checked the front panel mechanical switch, electrical switches, and the main board relays. All appear to work fine. No sign of damage to components on main board.

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It appears that your door switch is intermittently working. Make sure that the switch clicks on and off when you gently press on the release door lever. It you don't here a distinct click sound then you'll have to go into the door switch and do a little filing on the plastic bar so it does not bind with the depressing of the switch. It is very simple to take apart and put back together.

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