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What does 6 flashes mean? Same problem, followed the advice

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Hi. What does 6 flashes mean? Same problem, followed the advice above, and get 6 flashes. Thanks. Lee.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's a Whirlpool ADP 5406 dishwasher. I followed the advice on the test cycle and was left with the 6 flashes before the pause
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! That is a water inlet error. So, you either have water valve failure or the sensor cannot see the water filling. Does water enter the machine when started?

F6. 6 Flashes. Water valve (WV1) is switched on but flow meter (FM) senses no impulses (less than 10 impulses in 10 secs) and the water indicator (WI) is at a low level.
Water Valve Closed.

Water inlet hose blocked.
Water inlet valve (WV1) defective.

Flow meter (FM) defective (leads to FM failure)

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
When I run the test cycle now it has 7 flashes. The 6 flashes is when I try and start the dishwasher as normal? Is it possible to get 2 error codes?
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.

Well, they are both kind of related. The F7 error means that the flow meter has failed. So, if it begins to fill, replace the flow meter. If it does not fill at all, replace the valve. Or, replace them both.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thanks.
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.

You are very welcome, thank you!

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