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Does anyone know what a blinking pre-rinse light on the Danby

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Does anyone know what a blinking pre-rinse light on the Danby DDW1899WP dishwasher indicates. The owner's guide doesn't explain it; just says it is illuminated during the pre-rinse cycle. The machine now doesn't ever switch over to the wash cycle.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to helping you! If the light is flashing, it is an error code. How many flashes between pauses? Will anything happen if you attempt to start a cycle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your reply. Sorry for the delay. I can't get the info yet, because the machine is in a tenant's apartment and I'll have to wait until later today.

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.
No problem at all, just reply when you can. Thanks!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Here's what I did


Attatched hose assembly to water


Turned power on


All indicators lit (pre-check I suppose)


One light stayed lit - no/low salt indicator. Water is soft, so not using that feature.


Pressed "start"


Pre-rinse cycle light blinked steadily as machine filled, rinsed, and emptied


After drain pump stopped, pre-rinse indicator remained blinking steadily with no pauses. It never switched over to the wash cycle.

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.
When you say it rinsed, the recirculation motor did come on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It appears not. Water comes in but when everything goes quiet, I pause the cycle, open the door, and there is about 1/2 in of water in the bottom of the washer, but the dishes have not been sprayed.

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Okay, any humming or buzzing noise at all? You may need to even place your ear to the cabinet to hear it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no hum or buzz. I hit the start/pause/resume button (the only action button available apart from the power on/off button). The cycle pauses and the pre-rinse cycle light goes on solid. I then push the same button to resume, and the light goes back to blinking and after a few seconds I hear a very soft chunck sound, a little metalic perhaps, but not much. That's it

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.
It sounds like the pressure switch has issues, specifically the contacts that close when the water has filled to signal the motor to turn on. I would replace that switch, available below.


Pressure Switch <----- CLICK HERE FOR THE CORRECT PART FOR YOUR MODEL





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