Question about Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
After pressing the start button the washing light flashes and the heated dry light is on like normal. However the wash cycle never starts. Is there a way to reset the computer or do I have to replace the controller board?
Fliped the circut breaker and got the 3 blinking lights and hit start and it ran fine.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
Try running the hot water in your kitchen sink until the dishwasher kicks on.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
Press normal then heated dry
Three times in a row.
After the 3rd time all lights will go on. then press start .
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
I unplugged it and then plugged it back in and it worked, Whew! Didn't want to wash all those dished by hand!
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
Simply turn the dial to another setting for a moment, turn the dail back to the Normal Wash and then press start again. Repeat the process with a different setting if it doesn't work the first time. This is what worked for me. Good Luck
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Reading your posts helped me to develop my own simple test. I became suspicious of the latch so I opened the door and hit the start an got identical results. Unfortunately I already replaced the panel (bad guess). So with the panel hanging from the plug I reached in and pushed on the connectors to the latch and it started. For now I have a piece of foam wedged in between them and is running as I post. I will replace the latch later. Ps dont touch any copper portion of the connector.
Posted on Feb 26, 2012
Alright. I unplugged mine, waited 30 seconds and plugged it back in and turned the knob to rinse only and held the high temp and start buttons for ten seconds to start the maintenance mode and nothing happened. I replaced the control module and it started but then stopped and light was blinking again. After thinking, I'm gonna throw this piece of junk to the curb, I tried unplugging, then removed the connector, then messed with the door latch switch, and finally put back together and started...after a lengthy pause it started. Ok, 5 seconds. But hoorah...for now. Other posts indicated changing the control module only lasted for a short while. Some days, some months. To the curb it still may go.
Posted on Sep 08, 2012
I had to unplug the dishwasher to reset the computer and it worked fine after that.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
Whoa... Mine was doing the same thing! It was an easy fix!
1. Remove the control panel cover2. Disconnect the control harness from the washer3. Reconnect the control harness--- *NOTE* All lights will begin to blink ---4. Test the system by closing the door and pressing, "WASH"--- *NOTE* System should have reset itself and now run properly ---5. Reassemble the control panel cover
It took me a while to figure this out because i was so focused on trying to figure out why the "latching sensor" wasnt working..
Posted on Jan 08, 2012
The plugs to the latch mechanism get too hot. And burn the ends of the wires in the white plugs, that's why some people can bang on it, and get it to work. You need to splice the 2 black wires together and the 2 white wires together for a quick fix. The latch needs to be replaced.
Posted on Jul 22, 2018
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.
*WARNING* 120V ELECTRICAL CURRENT! ONLY ATTEMPT THIS IS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!
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
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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