The 'normal' light blinks constantly. No break in the blinking pattern. Dishwasher does not work and unplugging it hasn't helped. Help is GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks!
Answer Hello Melissa. Here are the instructions from the manufacture. Hope this helps.
A rapidly blinking LED over one of the keys of the keypad (or sometimes a “dead” keypad/console) indicates one or more key switch lines are stuck or shorted on either the control or the keypad. To determine which one, do the following test:
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Open console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the control (at P1). Put console back together.
3. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
4. With door latched, disconnect and reconnect thermistor or OWI sensor two times in less than 6 seconds.
5. Wait 10 seconds, then monitor the control’s response to the thermistor:
?If the control is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), it will respond by running service diagnostics. Listen for it to begin filling after it concludes the 5–10 second display test at the beginning of the service diagnostics cycle. Check and/or replace the keypad if the control responds OK.
?If the control is not OK (still sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), then it will NOT respond to the thermistor at all and will remain off
after 10 seconds go by. Make sure the keypad is unplugged for this test. Confirm that all other connections are made, the console and
door are reassembled, power is back on, and the door is latched; then repeat steps 1-5 above. If still no response, replace the control.
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Have flashing control panel lights. In checking your message board, it appears to be the control panel. Is there any way to guarantee this is the problem before I order that part?
Answer Hello Gregg. If the lights flash, but the start button does not work, the first thing you check is the door switches. If they are good, then the control panel is bad. The ribbon cable can be tested for continuity when pressing the start button.
My dishwasher has no lights on the control panel. We have checked the electrical source and determined it is getting electricity to switch. What is the problem?
Answer Hello Jane,
I was unable to pull the model number as it came up as invalid. If the model you have has a thermal fuse you need to make sure it is not open. If not, voltage to the control should be verified and the connection from the control to the control panel cleaned if necessary. This is assuming it is a ribbon cable that can be cleaned by rubbing it with a dry pencil eraser only toward the end of the cable to prevent damage to the traces. For better information please verify the model number and re-post.
Dishwasher does not begin to operate when the on button is pushed. The LED lights on the control panel do come on when button is pushed except -Turbo Zone and rinse buttons.
Is there something other than the control board defective at over than $115?
With the dishwasher not starting you will want to check the door switches on the unit to make sure that they are good. If the door switches are not working then the unit will not run. Also check the water valve to make sure that there is power getting to the water valve if the door switches check ok.
My dishwasher does not advance from the drain cycle to the next wash cycle, it just keeps running after all the water is drained.
With the unit not advancing pas the drain cycle and continuing to run you will want to check the float switch to make sure that the float switch is not stuck. If the switch checks ok then the most likely cause would be a faulty control board.