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Thread: Whirlpool Accusense Light Keeps Blinking - Reset codes, thermal fuse, heat element all tested.

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    Default Whirlpool Accusense Light Keeps Blinking - Reset codes, thermal fuse, heat element all tested.

    Model Number: GU2500XTPS3
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 1-5 years

    I have a Whirlpool Quiet Partner III. It is about 2 years old. About 4 months ago, the Accusense light started flashing and it would not run. I read in a forum to turn the power off at the breaker and leave it off for an hour. I did this and it started working again. It worked fine for several months, until the same issue occurred. After repeated attempts at powering off, sometimes for an entire day at time, sometimes it would work for a few cycles or for a few days. It seems that the power needed to be off to either cool the electrical components or let them dry out. Perhaps a component(s) overheated too many times and exceeded it's tolerance to heat and now is permanently damaged.

    Now, no matter how many times I power off the breaker and how long I leave it off, it still just flashes the Accusense light. Here are things I've tried to remedy the situation and tests that I've made:


    1. Thermal fuse has been checked for continuity with an ohm meter. There is continuity.
    2. The water heat element from terminal to terminal has continuity.
    3. Attempted to reset using the "Control Lock" function from the control panel.
    4. Tried various reset sequences from the control panel, including all the ones suggested in the forum. The lights on buttons of the control panel are responsive, but the unit still will not run.
    5. I dissembled the bottom sprayer and the components underneath it and cleaned out the debris in the chopper and cleaned the rubber valve. The valve was clean. The chopper area had some food particles in it that may have jammed it (an almond nut and some broken china dish particles where found).
    6. Ohmed the water heat element to ground ( from each terminal to the d/w frame ). No continuity.


    At this point, I'm thinking the issue is either the control board, or the button panel. I don't want to blindly order parts without having more certainty about which part(s) are faulty. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks very much!
    Last edited by Jake; September 18th, 2012 at 10:26 AM. Reason: Corrected model number

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    Another note, when I press the buttons on the right section of the control panel, the "normal" light usually comes on. When I press "Start", the "Normal" button turns off. I have opened and closed the door making sure the relay clicks. I hear it click, in fact, I made sure it was clicked on by holding the control panel (while it was removed and holding it in my hand and manually pressing the micro switch), yet the dishwasher still won't start it's cycle.

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    That model number does not pull up as good.

    Click here: Appliance Parts at RepairClinic. 125 Brands. 365 Day Returns.

    Then you will see a link that says: Help me find my model number.

    Its your control panel thats bad.

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    Sorry, I posted the incorrect model number. The correct model number is GU2500XTPS3.

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    Thanks,

    Here's the control panel keypad assembly for your model you can order here:
    Touchpad and Control Panel 3385744 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


    Here's the video of how to replace it, your model may not have that black cover over the control board.




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