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Re: will not run
Jeff, Im not finding anything with an L on the posted model but I think it's the door latch assy. thats giving you the problem. The L could be for latch. You are going to have to make sure the latch actuator is making the switchs. The dishwasher will not operate if the switchs are bad or not made. You can get at the latch assy. by removing the inside door panel. First try pushing in on the door a little harder and see if it starts. Start there first and we can go from there...Catriver..post back.
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That blinking light is trying to tell you that there is something wrong with the dishwasher. You need to fix the problem or else that blinking light will come back. And the number of times it blinks (before it pauses and repeats) will tell you (or a technician) what is wrong. How many times does it blink?
More information is needed. What is the make and model number of your dishwasher?
On most models with the digital display: Blinking "Start/Reset" light. This indicates that the dishwasher has been reset and is in the process of turning off. This light will continue to blink for a time period between 75 to 90 seconds depending on the model.
error codes start with the letter "E". An error code of E11 will have
the five indicator lights flash once and the Start indicator light
models of Frigidaire washers come with a digital readout display that
informs the operator of the unit's function and any errors.
indicate that a problem has occurred and should be addressed. Different
models of Frigidaire washers may vary in their fault displays.
washer models use flashing lights at the unit's start, door lock, wash,
rinse, final spin and control indicators to display error codes.
the five indica
tor lights flash more than nine times, this signals a
letter in the error code. The letter "A" stands for 10 flashes, "B" for
11, "C" for 12, "D" for 13, "E" for 14 and "F" for 15 flashes. An error
code of EB2 will have the five indicator lights flash or blink 11
times, and the Start indicator light blink twice
I had the exact same problem. The tech came by and suggested to run the diagnostic cycle to clear up the error. Nice guy didn't charge for the time. He said Whrilpool has a poor software design.
Problem - LED blinks 7 times when the temperature doesn't come up to the degree F required for the wash. This may happen if someone took a shower minutes before starting the dishwasher.
The Tech said, Whirlpool should have allowed a straight forward reset by the customer (instead of disabling the machine for a tech to come by and fix the minor issue).
Here is the solution.
Solution - (is pretty much the same to clear up the other software glitches as well)
Try "resetting" the control board by running the diagnostic cycle. The cycle completes in 15 minutes. The details are in the service manual. The manual can be found hidden behind the tow plate (at the very bottom front of the washer). The diagnostic cycle may tell you the problem. It also helps clear up some of the software gltiches. It is easy to run the diagnostic cycle. Just the buttons in the following sequence. The sequence should be complete within 6 sec. heated dry -> Normal -> heated dry -> Normal This will trigger diagnostic cycle of 19 intervals. Pay special attention to the intervals 18, 17, 9, 6, 4. Interval 18 - displays your controller module number (should be letter 'd' followed by number 0 or 1 or 2 or something. Note that down for future reference. Interval 17 displays 'software generation number' Note that down for future reference. Then wait until you reach interval 9. --- clean LED turns on - then an open or shorted thermister is detected. -- Sanitized LED turns on - then the washer detected greater than 100 deg F temperature Interval 7 -- Soaking/sensing LED should NOT come on (unless food soil is present). Interval 4 -- Soaking/sensing LED should come on
Let the cycle complete and then try running the normal wash. Hopefully the possible glitches are cleared by now and you should have no problem. If this doesn't work, time to call the expert tech.
PROBLEM: STOPPED RUNNING, WILL NOT START AND CLEAN LED BLINKS 7 TIMES, THEN REPEATS (WATER HEATING FAULT) Control is programmed to stop running and not allow any further cycles if it detects a water heating problem (no temperature increase detected in heated Main Wash on 3 consecutive cycles). Control blinks the Clean LED 7 times repeatedly and disables the Start/Resume key until cleared. Running Diagnostics clears the control and allows it to operate again. The water heating problem must be fixed or the control will stop running again. See potential causes below. Heater circuit problem: ■ Open in heater. ■ Open connection or component in heater circuit. ■ Faulty heater drive circuit on control. 1. Check operation of heater in Diagnostics cycle. 2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power. 3. Check resistance of heater and all components and connections in the water heating circuit or heat dry circuit. Wash pump not pumping water past the heater efficiently. See “WASH PUMP WILL NOT PUMP”. Door switch not making contact consistently: ■ Faulty or sloppy door latch assembly (which can be aggravated by high door closure force keeping strike plate from fully seating). ■ Faulty door switch (high resistance). NOTE: Neutral switch on plastic tub models is only in series with motor and heater; other loads are not affected. 1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power. 2. Measure resistance of door switch contacts while checking mechanical operation of latch assembly. Confirm switches not loose from assembly. Check strike plate and door closure. Lack of water to heat. See “WILL NOT FILL OR LOW WATER”. PROBLEM: WON’T START AND START/RESUME K