Normal light keeps flashing

Normal light keeps flashing on Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner III. Tried resetting by cutting electric. Comes back on. Is there a sequence that works to run diagnostics?

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A rapidly 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 either the control or the keypad.

To determine if the control or keypad is faulty, do the following test:

1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.

2. Open the dishwasher door.

3. Open console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the control (at P1).

Make sure all other connections are made.

4. Put console back together. Do not close the dishwasher door.

5. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.

6. Wait 5 seconds.

7. Close dishwasher door.

8. Monitor the control’s response:

➔If the control is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad unplugged),

it will respond by turning on a Drain Motor for 2 minutes.

Check and/or replace the keypad if the control responds OK.

➔If the control is not OK (still sees shorts with the keypad unplugged),

then the drain motor will NOT respond and will remain off.

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Thanks Mayer! I will try this in just a bit. I anticipate P1 is pretty easy to find if I unscrew and get to the heart of the control panel? (Have done work with ribbon cables on my Samsung microwave before.) Will let you know how it turns out!


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