Question about Dishwashers
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
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!
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
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!
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
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