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Clean lite keeps flashing will not start whenstart

\015 Clean lite keeps flashing will not start when start button is pushed\015

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The thermistor beneath the accumulator inside the sump\015\012detects the water temperature as it begins the first 8 minutes of the main wash\015\012cycle. During this time, the controller expects the thermistor to detect the\015\0122-4 degrees rise in the water temperature when the first 8 minutes is\015\012completed. If the expected temperature rise is not met, the controller will not\015\012be satisfied. It will shut the dishwasher down and blink the clean light 7\015\012times. Press the heated dry then normal wash buttons in the same\015\012sequence two times. The unit will enter diagnostics mode, but\015\012can be stopped by pressing the cancel button. It will clear the fault and makes the dishwasher normal but will appear again if you have problem in either of the following:
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  1. Heater and its circuitry
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  3. Water filling
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  5. Pumping motor
If the heater is not working, the water temperature will not rise then controller will shutdown the machine.
If there's no water entering the machine, no water will be heated and there's no way the controller through the thermistor can detect any rise in temperature.
If the pumping motor is not working, the water cannot circulate over the heater and be heated. Again, the controller will not be satisfied.

You can bypass this fault detection feature by filling the machine with either extremely cold or extremely hot water. Water colder than 62 or hotter than 160 degrees Fahrenheit will make the controller not to check for a temperature rise but rather continue on the next cycle.
Please let me know if the problem still bother you.
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