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I have a Kenmore Elite Ultra Dishwasher and the cleaning light is flashing. I have tried pressing the start/resume button and closing the door within 3 seconds. I am not able to turn on my dishwasher. I have tried turning off the power for 20 minutes but when power was restored the green light continues to flash and the dishwasher will not work. This machine was installed in May 2008. Help!


Answers :

If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...

When\015\012the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will\015\012stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all\015\012buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the\015\012element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash
-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

...all\015\012the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic\015\012cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2\015\012minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If\015\012the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit\015\012(ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could\015\012also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed\015\012(slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door\015\012when you close it).
I tried everything, including cutting the power off, adjusting the doors, and on and on. The button pushing sequence sent my dishwasher into a diagnostic cycle. I let it run and after about 2 minutes we're back up and running! You would think the button pushing sequence would have been put into the owners manual, but I guess they want to be able to charge you a few hundred bucks to push a couple of buttons. Thanks to the responders and fixya.com!!!
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