FIXED Clean light flashes 7 times.

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Followup question to this issue:

2 weeks ago I replaced the heater element, control board and thermal fuse because the previous unit had died and was not heating the water at all. The odd thing is, I had not experienced the 7 flash clean light at that time (the dishes were just not getting clean).

Today, I get the 7 flashes of doom. I've reset a couple of times and it pops up every time at exactly the same point in the main wash cycle. This seems to me that there is a problem with the heater element. It has run about 2 dozen full cycles since the replacement with no trouble.

I cannot find any obstrubctions, it seems to be full of water...so my question is: Did I get a bad replacement element and/or control board?
 

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2 weeks ago I replaced the heater element, control board and thermal fuse because the previous unit had died and was not heating the water at all. The odd thing is, I had not experienced the 7 flash clean light at that time (the dishes were just not getting clean).

Today, I get the 7 flashes of doom. I've reset a couple of times and it pops up every time at exactly the same point in the main wash cycle. This seems to me that there is a problem with the heater element. It has run about 2 dozen full cycles since the replacement with no trouble.

I cannot find any obstrubctions, it seems to be full of water...so my question is: Did I get a bad replacement element and/or control board?
Hi,

Whats the model# of your dishwasher? The model# tag is located inside the door on the right or left side.

You may have a wrong element in it, they make several for the different KitchenAid models.

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Ok, that's the correct one for your model.

The only other possibly could be the pump motor assembly not circulating the water properly, thus making it do the 7 clean light flashes.

Check your chopper screen, it may be clogged, and your check valve too.

Watch this video first:


Here's the chopper blade screen assembly for your model:
Food Chopper Assembly W10083957V


Here's the video to check/change it:



Here's the check valve for your model:
Check Valve WP8268375


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I have a KUDS01FLSS6. I started getting the 7 lights blinking recently and have used the buttons to reset it. I have to reset it after each use. It appears to start blinking around the 2nd drain. I was checking the cycles. The 1st drain is about normal temperature. The 2nd drain seems to be warm-hot but not really hot and the light starts blinking at this point. I opened the door at this point and there was steam inside.

Would this be the element or could it be something else?
 
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Yes, Don.

You would need a multimeter to check the ohms on your heating element, normal is 11-30 ohms.

First feel your heating element all around inside your dishwasher, if you feel bumps on it or pits in it, its definitely your element thats bad.

Because it could show good with the ohm check, but with bumps and pits in it, that would make it not get hot.

Here's the heating element for your model in case you need to order it:
Heating Element WPW10082892


Video in part link that shows how to ohm test it.

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KUDS01ILBT1 clean light blinking

Two things. Great site and I used the sequence to stop the blinking clean light and the unit started. I replaced the heating element about 6 months ago and the control panel since they came together. It seems there are several things that cause this 7 blinking clean light? or is there just the one having to do with the heating element. Can you run the washer without the heating element? We have pretty hot water and honestly have run the washer for over a year before we decided to get the element replaced. Did it myself and not very difficult.
When you run those key combinations then it goes through some diagnostics. Will it stop if any one of them fails? Is there a write up on that somewhere? Is there any place I can get a service manual for this model?

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The only other thing it could be is your wash motor not circulating the water properly over the heating element.

Have you noticed the dishes not getting as clean as they used to?

First check for clogs in your sump basin, chopper screen and the black rubber check valve.

Watch this video:

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Kenmore 665.16493 seven green light blinks

I had the seven green light blinks on my Kenmore 665.16493 dishwasher after just replacing the soap dispenser flapper.

Turned out to be one of the connectors on the control panel had come loose . I removed the latch screws by mistake and that caused the control panel to move a little.
 

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Jake - same problem here - 7 blink curse. After reset it works for a wash or two and then happens again. The model is KUDI02IRBT2 what is my part num?
Just out of curiosty, why does it work sometimes and not others?
 

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You would need a multimeter to ohm the heating element first, as the 7 clean lights blinking is caused by a heating circuit failure. Make sure your breaker to the dishwasher is off and stays off when removing you dishwasher and ohm testing the heating element.

[video=youtube_share;lZCP55aScvI]https://youtu.be/lZCP55aScvI[/video]

Here's the heating element for your model you can order if needed:
Heating Element W10082892 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


You'll need to pull the dishwasher out first.

[video=youtube_share;-bgs_JicFQg]https://youtu.be/-bgs_JicFQg[/video]

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No, thats fine, then it has to be the control board, but wait, 1 other thing would cause this, that would be the wash motor not circulating the water properly throughout the system.

Have you noticed the dishes not coming clean lately? Do you hear water splashing in the dishwasher like normal?

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board replaced several months ago per your recco - did not resolve the problem. Dishes clean ok, but not great....
problem happens only occasionally and NEVER on the cycle immediately after a failure that requires a reset...
Dishwasher runs for 3-4 HOURS on a normal cycle even when it completes full cycle.
not many other parts to test - thermostat? float valve?

thanks!

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Ok Fred, then you have something else thats going on that you'd need to have a tech. out to check, not really able to do it on just the forum here.

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I have Kitchenaid model KUDI01ILBT6 with the clean light blinking 7 times. I removed the dishwasher unit and checked the ohms of the heating element and the drain pump. Both of these had continuity. I also checked continuity in the fuse in the front panel, that was fine too. I checked the chopper screen and check valve. Their was gunk, but nothing that would have prevented them from working properly. Cleaned them out.

Then I read further in the thread that the heating element needs to measure at least 11 ohms? But in the video tutorial for removing and checking this piece it state anything between 0-50 and the part was ok. Which is correct? Mine got a reading of 1.

If my heating element is ok, then I wondering if I need to replace the whole front touchpad and control panel or if I can just replace one or the other. If I only need to replace one of them, which one do I replace?

Is there any other part I should check? I know it could also be blinking if the water isn't circulating properly and my dishwasher has seemed to have gotten louder over the past few years.
 
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Ok, sounds good, keep us posted.

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It didn't work. Stops in the same spot in the cycle as it did before. Clean light still blinking 7 times. What would you recommend I do next?
 
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