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Kitchenaid dishwasher KUDS02SRSS2 start light blinking won't start

My dishwasher cycle buttons/lights all seem to work normally, then I press start and the start button blinks continually but nothing happens. But all the buttons still behave the same way even with the door open or closed. They stay lit even during this action. I'm wondering what part I may need. I'm hoping it's something simply like the door switch. I've opened up to look at this but see no obvious damage. I'm not sure what the blinking is telling me but it may be that it thinks the door was opened during a cycle and it's wanting me to open, then re-close the door to restart itself? This is why I think it may be the door switch stuck in one position? Kitchenaid was no help at all with this blinking. I'm hoping you can help me. I am not familiar with this dishwasher because I bought it as is in hopes I could fix it...I was thinking it was a "dry stall" issue because it was left out from a reno for a few months.

Please help me! Thanks in advance. Lori

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  • wolliw Feb 22, 2008

    No, it doesn't appear to be the problem. It's apart right now but the switch does have continuity when the switch is operated. As well, the latch mechanism does activate the switch when the door closes. Unfortunate but, still looking...The start button does receive power from the control board I think. Otherwise it would not be lit at all so it does recognize the start button is depressed. Still thinking...

  • wolliw Feb 22, 2008

    Hi Aborcass.



    Thanks for staying with it. OK...I've read this the other day but never tried it. (I don't have a kickplate so no wiring diagram available.) I'll give it a try with that toggle sequence but what do I do if it does go through this "diagnostic sequence". You say it will go through all the cycles, I'm assuming iun a short period of time. Then what? I guess then I know all the mechanics are working? I ordered the electronic control unit but don't want to install it just yet or I can return it. I ordered the switch and thermal fuse as well so I'll be trying those once I try this diagnostic sequence. I'll post what I find. Cheers!

  • wolliw Feb 23, 2008

    OK...I did the diag sequ, sani-heat-sani-heat and all the lites came on in the touch pad above as well as the start button, control lock, sanitized & clean buttons and the digital display window, all located on the door. But nothing is happening...they are all just staying on. I've replaced the door switch but it's still doing the same "start lite blinking" thing. I have the electronic control board but am still waiting for the "simpler solution" if there is one?? With all the lites on, wouldn't this mean user interface is ok? Not sure but I hope so.

  • wolliw Feb 23, 2008

    That's funny beacause I was looking very closely at the entire assembly wondering "is the little white button getting pressed with the latch mechanism"? and it was really hard to hear this click as you mentioned...I've played with theswitch to make sure I know what it sounds like but it's hard to differentiate between the latch sound and the click of the switch. I will try bending the latch then but I was pretty sure it was clicking as it should...will get back to you shortly...Thanks, again...It seems like we may be getting somewhere...I am optomistic!

  • wolliw Feb 23, 2008

    Nope...unfortunately nothing changed. I can trigger the switch with the door open as you say but still all the same. hmmmm...I'm alsmost ready to take out the elec control? Do you think the touch pad is ok? It seems to do what it's supposed to right? If it's the motor, what is the blinking start lite telling me? I think it's saying that vthe door was opened in mid cycle, right? And it's waiting for the door to close then to re-press the start button to finish the cycle?

  • wolliw Feb 23, 2008

    Well, when the dishwasher is in standby or off mode and you press a cycle to washer dishes, each cycle button does respond to the touch by lighting up so...I'm assuming these buttons are ok. When it says "one or more keys won't respond" then I'm assuming the light still comes on but that's as far as it goes...it still may not be responding because there's no action? I'll assume it has more to do with just lighting up. They seem to feel like they are engaging when I touch them. Since I have the elec control then, I will replace it in the morning. Will let you know. I want to thank you very much for this very interesting and useful service you have provided so reliably...step by step. Your experience has been appreciated in this world of consumerism! Not sure yet how to rate this yet...considering it's not fixed yet but I appreciate the fact that people's time is very valuable and the process involved in diagnosing, in many cases is long. Have a good night! Lori

  • wolliw Feb 23, 2008

    So now Im getting worried. The elec control replacement didnt work. Everything still the same.

  • wolliw Feb 23, 2008

    Hold on! Your going to be as happy as Im to know it was the latch after all. Right before I was to surrender to a service call, I bent the strike down as you mentioned and it work! I know I should have done that last night but I pushed the mechanism down with the screw driver instead to hear the click of the switch. 


    All is good now...I canèt believe I bought the parts... now they wont take them back which I knew anyway. But...thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!! You did it!


  • jvito914 Oct 01, 2008

    rinse cycle and cancel control are both blinking unable to reset any of the controls

  • SalAdmiral Nov 28, 2008

    KitchenAid KUDM01TJ model:

    I have the same problemm. rinse and cancel cycle is blinking..
    I can 't determined either it is door or switch panel? would you please help..

  • SalAdmiral Nov 28, 2008

    continueously rinse and clean switch blinking.. and start button never .
    Check the door.. do not have diag plate to determined what cause is? would you please help?

  • Lorraine Nov 28, 2012

    I had the same issue....its seems to be the latch on the door side is stuck...I pushed the black latch in the door side and it seem to release and then I as able to run a wash

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I have this same kitchenaid model. It would not start after selecting the wash cycle and pressing start. The light would blink as if the door was open. I did the reset by pushing the sani-rinse, heat dry, sani-rinse, heat-dry and closing the door. You can hear something going on inside. After that stopped (about 3 minutes). I was able to select the wash cycle, press the start, close the door, and it started. Good luck!

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I had the same problem so I bent that metal thing upwards cause it was bent down. I was scared to break it off but I gave it a shot and it worked. I closed the door and it started!! Good luck to you all!

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Sounds like the a bad door switch issue, machine doesnt think door is closed so wont operate. could also be a keypad issue not recognizing start button is being deperssed

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    Ron Coons Feb 22, 2008

    behind the lower kickplate if still ther eis atech sheet for this model, geting it into a diag mode would be useful, you could atleast check components operation. sani-rinse----heat dry --- sani-rinse--- heat dry, i believe is the toggle sequence t olight up all leds and then will cycle though components indivually,

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    Ron Coons Feb 22, 2008

    exactly right, just wanted to check all mechanic systems, user interface most likely source of problem(push buttons board)opposed to actual electronic control board

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    Ron Coons Feb 23, 2008

    thats odd, all light's light you def are in diag mode. door closed and nothing happened?can you hear that door switch "clicking" when you close the door(listen closely), although its a good switch perhaps the strike plate is not hitting it correctly(you can always bend the striker(located on the tub) down slightly, its made with some spring in it so dont worry about breaking it.or even trippeng the switch with a screwdrive in latch assy w/ door open. that migh be the simple solution your lookin for

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    Ron Coons Feb 23, 2008

    looking at tech guide for this model says "wont run AND start/resume light blinking slowly" gives a few choices to look into, allwe've discussed so far 2nd to last recomendation was "one ore more keys wont respond",, which is a nightmare to actually test them, and finally" faulty control" repalce control.

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    Ron Coons Feb 24, 2008

    GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!persistance paid off

  • greerad Nov 03, 2011

    In my case I found a wire that had become disconnected from the door switch.

  • Lorraine Nov 28, 2012

    I played with the switch on the door and it seemed to release and then a wash cycle worked

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