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Frigidaire dishwasher not working

When i hit the start button on my dishwasher the wash light starts flashing and the start light is on but is does not start

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  • ddwooffer Nov 20, 2007

    I took out our old dishwasher and installed the new Frigidaire (checked the water line - it was not clogged and was not kinked, hot water runs through the line fine to the washer) but the washer does not get water in the tub. I know that it is in warranty but my problem is that I have set two different dates for the warranty service people (Appliance Tech, Biloxi, MS)to come

    and fix it but, not only did they not show up, they also did not call and let me know that they were not going to show up. (The last time they were supposed to come was yesterday. I called this morning to see what happened to them and the telephone answerer just said that she did not know and would re-set an appointment for next Monday. - We have a house full of people coming for Thanksgiving on Thursday. We urgently

    need the dishwasher!!) I have re-read the installation directions and have made sure that I did everything that was supposed to be done. Can you think of anything that may solve this problem? Thanks a cooked turkey bunch!! for any suggestions. [email protected]

  • Spitz Dec 19, 2007

    I have the same problem. I installed the dishwasher one year ago and has worked just fine. Today when I tried to turn it on, the washing light just flashes and the washer does not begin washing.

  • rusmckay Feb 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. I installed the dishwasher three years ago and has worked just fine. Today when I tried to turn it on, the washing light just flashes and the washer does not begin the wash cycle.

  • csoakai71 Nov 10, 2008

    Hi I have the same problem with my Frigidaire. I have had the dishwasher for 3 years it was working fine until now. The normal wash button is on but when I press Start button it won't start. I had a Tech guy come in 2 weeks ago and he said it was the controls and he had to order another pad control. When we received the orders the tech guy came in a few days ago to fix the dishwasher and it was the wrong controls. So he open the bottom of the dishwash. I asked him what was wrong and he said it was the hose and then said that I need to run hot water first before starting the dish washer. Did exactly what he said and the dish washer worked for two days and then it died. The light was on but it wasn't working so I am back to the first problem again. I tried unplugging it and then replugged the dishwasher nothing happend and followed what the tech guy said and nothing worked. Now my dish washer contol lights don't come on anymore. Its so frustrating, is anyone out there who can tell me what is wrong with my dishwasher?....I will never buy this brand name again it seems like its not a very good brand.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    "normal wash" button does not work. all other buttons do work

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Indesit dishwashing machine typeDFG 051 S EU
    Probllem: END indicator light and START/PAUSE indicator light are flashing
    On/OFF Button don't work



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You will need to replace your touchpad.

Posted on Jun 25, 2007

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2012

    This is also my conclusion. However, I am not an appliance repair professional. Are you? What is the authority behind such a decisive response? Thank you for your reply.



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SOURCE: Washing light flashes on Frigidaire FDB1050REM dishwasher

I'm not sure what combination of these steps fixed the problem but its fixed none the less.

As mentioned above i removed the screws at the top of the door removed the top cover. I disconnected the power connector (white) and reconnected. I removed the latch assembly cycled the latch a few times pushed the connectors on the bottom snuggly on. Reassembled the top and the replaced the screws.

After closing the door...all the lights were blinking?? No No its ok..

Place the dial on rinse only and press dry and start/cancel. This will place the dishwasher in a maintenance mode. It will cycle through all the cycles in a short amount of time.

After all of that it started up just fine. Like i said I'm not sure what part of this process made this all work I'm just putting it all out there and i hope it helps someone else with the same problem...

Posted on Mar 11, 2008



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SOURCE: frigidaire dishwasher FDB1050REB0 flashing washing light but doesn't start

Try running the hot water in your kitchen sink until the dishwasher kicks on.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008


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SOURCE: Flashing "Washing" light on my frigidaire 1000 series dishwasher

no name 2's solution worked great for us so far. It took me while to figure out how to disconnect the two connectors, so I thought some pictures might help._13.png_12.png

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SOURCE: Whirpool Dishwasher ADP5966 Turned dishwasher on.

Most likely the door switch is not making proper contact when you shut the door or the Start button is faulty. Needs someone to look in the door panel to fix.

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Good Morning Friend, thank you for your post!

I see that your Frigidaire dishwasher has power but will not start a cycle. Let's try resetting your dishwasher by either unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker to the off position. It is best to wait roughly ten minutes and then turn on your dishwasher. Confirm that the door is securely closed and select a cycle. If resetting the power does not correct the issue, it could potentially mean a number of things: a potential wiring failure, faulty door latch assembly or control board. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I would personally contact a professional to accurately diagnose your dishwasher to determine the root cause to reduce the risk of unnecessary parts.

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Thanks for using FixYa. If the clean light flashes, pauses, and then repeats. When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

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Well, I've got a different problem. I need a control module!!!


The flashing WASH light appears to indicate the door latch (switch) is not fully engaged. I proved that I mine which works, just doesn't pump out/drain water. If I unlatch the door and then press START, the WASH light blinks.


The switch is located behind the control panel (5 screws from the inside.) The Hot (Black) AND Neutral (White) wires comes from the electrical input and pass through the switch. You can do a simple continuity check with the power disengaged to test the path through the switch and into the control module (pins 3 & 9m black and white).

Now... anyone have a Control Module (working) they want to give/sell to me so I don't have to go buy a new dishwasher? I just replaced the drain valve on mine :( If you do, you can send me a note vidioteic (at) gmail (dot) com

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The lights flash when the door is not shut all the way, or the sensor that detects that the door is shut is not sensing the door is shut. Try pushing in on the door while hitting the start button.
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