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Cycle control lights flashing all at same time

All of the control lights are on and blinking on my Viking Professional dishwasher. I have tried turning the unit off and on several times via the main on/off button and the lights still all flash. I have tried turning the dishwasher off via the circuit breaker for 1+ hours hoping it would reset but no success. The unit makes a motor-like noise when it is on (and the lights flash) and I can see that the sprayer on the bottom of the machine moves a bit. I have cleaned all of the drain parts and checked the hoses -- all seems okay. If I simply close the unit it does not cycle. Yesterday, when I noticed the problem, the water did go into the machine initially but it then seemed to stop going in. There was some leakage under the dishwasher when I turned it off and standing water on the bottom of the machine. When I turned the unit on this morning the machine did drain the standing water. Is seems to be stuck in some kind of cycle limbo and I am hoping there is a simple reboot for the buttons. Any ideas?

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  • sipindental Oct 16, 2008

    i have a viking professional dw . both pots and heavy lights are blinking.

    cycle starts but never completes. water pools . aerator not clogged.

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are you sure you have cleaned all the water outlets as when these get blocked and the water builds up the dishwash will go into a standby mode as a sefety precaution to stop your kitchen getting flooded if it was me i would take off all water outlet pipes and use boiling water and a good cleaning fluid it only takes a little blockage and then it will cut off so clean all pipes through properly and then try again is the water going into the dish washer before it cuts off or is their no water going into it either if you post back ill have a nother look for you hope this is some help i had same prob with mine but it was different brand of washer but after cleaning all pipes inlet and outlet it worked fine and is still working now use good limescale remover cause if you live in hard water area then this is probably you problem .......................................................

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