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It just keeps flashing - no pauses. At least, I counted 25 flashes before assuming there are no pauses.
Seems like one-second intervals, or very close to it.
Never had any problems with the door (which of course does not mean that there are no problems now). Standing by with multimeter.
I'm on it. Give me a few minutes.
I assume we're talking about the roughly rectangular black switch, generally in the middle of the door, with a brown lead and a black/white lead? If so, there seems to be nothing unusual there. There is also an off-white rectangular solid with the word "microtemp" attached to the edge of the control circuit board, with a black and a black/white lead. (It is the original, since none came with the new control board that was in the heating element kit.) Again, no unusual discoloration or evidence of high temperature.
The white one reads very close to zero ohms (one wire removed). The black one (both leads removed) reads practically infinity, but when I depress the little white tab while measuring, it goes to zero, too.
Yes, but I don't see a tab anywhere on it, just a resistor-like thing underneath once it is decoupled from the edge of the control board. Are we talking about the same thing? The writing on its side is:
MEXICO TF 098C
And, as mentioned before, the word MICROTEMP is on top.
Stand by a tic.
Nothing. Back to steady flashing of the Normal light.
Did it for about a minute. When I flipped the circuit breaker on, the dishwasher came alive briefly, showing "2" (the drain cycle, I assume), but returned to the steady Normal flashing after about 5 seconds.
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Follow-on question, if I may. Before I install the new touch panel, is it possible that its failure was occasioned by something else, such as the installation of the new control board?
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