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The soak and scrub and normal light on my dishwasher

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the soak and scrub and normal light on my dishwasher continually blink and it can't be set to wash.Can you help me?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: Whrlpool Quiet partner 3 energy star(###) ###-#### It is about 8 yrs. old can't run a cycle because it won't start.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Depends on how complicated
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not that I can think of at this time
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

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If that is happeneing the touchpad is bad and will need to be changed out. You can try to shut the power off to the unit for a full minute, but if the lights start to blink again replace the touchpad on it. You need the complete model off the tag on the frame edge and you can go to SEARSPARTSDIRECT.COM to order one with the correct color. They are easy to install just remove the perimeter panel screws and change it out.

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