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Montgomery Wards Dishwasher lights flashing or blinking

Common solutions for: Montgomery Wards Dishwasher lights flashing or blinking

01 - Heating Element
The heating element heats up the water to operating temperature. If the water doesn’t reach the proper temperature after a set amount of time, a light on the control panel might start flashing. To determine if the heating element has burned out, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, replace it.
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Dishwasher Heating Element
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02 - Heating Element Assembly
The heating element assembly heats up the water to operating temperature. If the water doesn’t reach the correct temperature after a set amount of time, a light on the control panel might start flashing. To determine if the heating element assembly has burned out, use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity.
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Dishwasher Heating Element Assembly
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03 - Check Fault Codes
If the dishwasher lights are flashing or blinking, and there is an error code in the display window, consult the wiring diagram, tech sheet, and dishwasher manual to find out more information about the error.
04 - Drain Pump
The drain pump uses an impeller to force water through the drain hose. If the drain pump is not working, a light on the control panel might start flashing. To determine if the drain pump is defective, check the pump motor for continuity using a multimeter. If the motor does not have continuity, replace the drain pump. Drain pumps are not repairable—if the drain pump is defective, you must replace it.
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Dishwasher Drain Pump
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05 - Touchpad
First, confirm that the display is working. If the display is still working, try pressing some of the touchpad buttons. If some of the buttons respond correctly but others don’t, it is likely that the touchpad is at fault. (Some manufacturers sell the touchpad separately from the control panel. Other manufacturers require that you purchase the touchpad and control panel together. If you cannot replace the touchpad individually, replace the touchpad and control panel.)
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Dishwasher Touchpad
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06 - Touchpad and Control Panel
First, confirm that the display is working. If the display is working, try pressing the touchpad buttons. If some of the buttons don’t respond correctly, it is possible that the entire touchpad and control panel is at fault. (Some manufacturers sell the touchpad separately from the control panel. Other manufacturers require that you purchase the touchpad and control panel together. If you cannot replace the touchpad individually, replace the touchpad and control panel.)
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Dishwasher Touchpad and Control Panel
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