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trying to start the FDB105oRes1 dish washer and the washing

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trying to start the FDB105oRes1 dish washer and the washing light only flashes and the unit dosen't start.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Neilwill replied 6 years ago.

A flashing light at the start of a program is usually always to do with a water feed problem....make sure there is sufficient water pressure at the hose (by closing the tap, removing the feed from the dishwasher and opening tap with hose in bucket) You will be surprised how many times a worn tap washer is to blame for low pressure. A stiff turning tap is always a sure sign of problems....

If the unit is a integrated model, make sure that when you close the door it "clicks"...if it does not activate the door switch properly, there could be a flashing light. Sometimes the integrated units "move" deeper into the enclosure, and the door will not close properly to activate the door switch.

Here is another problem that may be happening. If you pulled the door open without pressing cancel and allowing it to pump the water out, hence the "flooding in the bottom". This is just one reason why it maybe blinking, there is a water sensor in the bottom. If your dishwasher is hooked up properly to any decent garbage disposal, run the disposal for about 30 seconds to a minute. This should pump the water out, more like activate a light siphoning affect. It should work as normal. If you are not having luck with that, detach the DW drain get it low and let it siphon.

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