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Kitchenaid dishwasher KUDL03IVWH2 lights flashing


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#1 strudles

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

I noticed this morning that the "Normal Wash" light was flashing on the control panel of my Kitchenaid dishwasher. That seemed odd to me so I tried pressing the "Cancel" button to clear it out, but then both lights started flashing (no other buttons including holding the "Lock" button and the "Cancel" button for several seconds separately) made any difference. I turned off the power to the dishwasher for a minute to see if it would reset, but the "Normal Wash" light came back on when I flipped the breaker back on. When I pressed "Cancel" this time, the "Heavy Duty" light started alternating with the "Normal Wash" light, but the "Cancel" light no longer comes on. Any ideas? DH and I have fixed our washer twice and I've cleaned out the food trap/chopper assembly (can't remember now what it's called) so we feel confident in tackling this if it's worth our while (dishwasher's about 3-4 years old) and we have enough pointers. Thanks in advance for any help you might offer!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:11 PM

CHECKING KEYPAD OPERATION
A rapidly blinking LED over one of the keys of the keypad
indicates one or more key switch lines are stuck or shorted on either the control or the keypad.
To determine if the control or keypad is faulty, do the following test:
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Open the dishwasher door.
3. Open console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the control (at P1).
Make sure all other connections are made.
4. Put console back together. Do not close the dishwasher door.
5. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
6. Wait 5 sec.
7. Close dishwasher door.
8. Monitor the control’s response:
➔If the control is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad unplugged),
it will respond by turning on the Drain Motor for 2 minutes.
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 the drain motor will NOT drain.
If the drain motor does not start within 10 sec,
repeat or verify that all the steps were followed, then replace the control.

General Keypad Inspection:
Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
Check keypad ribbon tail for broken / shorted / corroded / creased traces.
Check for loose connection to control.
Check for evidence of contaminants or corrosion around the perimeter of the keypad,
on the keypad ribbon tail and / or on the keypad connector at the control.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:15 PM

Well, not sure what to say and not sure why it didn't happen for me, but at least for now, it seems to be working. My son pressed the "Start" button and it started running. I'll will post back if the flashing returns.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

Ok, t'was just a fluke. I stopped it to add a spoon to the wash and it's flaking out again. I will try the directions you posted as soon as DH gets home with the tools. Will let you know what happens. Thanks!

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:11 AM

It's the touchpad/console that is bad. Everything you have described is the classic signs of the failing membrane touchpads.

Very common problem to see in all manufactures membrane touchpads.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

Ive been going through a million of these lately.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

Thank you! We've been limping along, washing dishes when the d/w will allow. We will replace the touchpad/console asap. Thank you so much for your help. Sure beats a new washer :)




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