DU1055XTVS8 Whirlpool normal light is blinking

Jun 25, 2019
Model Number
6-10 years
I have a DU1055XTVS8. It will not run and the normal light is blinking all the time and sometimes the cancel light starts to blink also. Will the test you mentioned above apply to my situation?


Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Aug 24, 2004
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi, Yes, same test.:) I moved your post to your own thread since the model number on your dishwasher was different, but that same test still applies.

It sounds like your control panel keypad has a short in it. Do this test below to confirm that.

A blinking LED over one of the keys of the keypad (or sometimes a “dead” keypad/console) indicates one or more key switch lines are stuck or shorted on the control board or the keypad.

To determine if the control board or keypad is faulty, do the following test:
Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power Open the dishwasher door. Open console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the control (at P1). Make sure all other connections are made. Put console back together. Do not close the dishwasher door. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power. Wait 5 seconds. Close dishwasher door. Monitor the control’s response.

➔If the control board board is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), it will respond by turning on the drain motor for 2 minutes. Replace the keypad if the control board responds OK.

➔If the control board is not OK (still sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), then the drain motor will NOT respond. If drain motor does not start within 10 seconds, repeat or verify that all steps were followed, and then replace the control board.

Watch this video to open the console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the control (at P1): Dishwasher Touchpad & Control Panel Video

Your model may or may not have that black cover over the control board in the video, if not don't worry about that, but the rest of the video is basically the same, that ribbon cable just pulls out from the control board, some have a little snap device that you just unsnap to remove it.

Here's the control panel keypad assembly for your model you can order if yours tests bad:
WPW10459139 Console Asm

Watch this video below to replace it: Whirlpool Dishwasher Touchpad & Control Panel Video

Let us know how it goes.