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press back and forth between hi-tempwash and sani rinse several times to get all lights to come on if not then press sani rinse and heated dry back and forth several times. one of though combos will start the test mode

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Jun 22, 2013

F3 error fault code
The heating cycle is not working. The error is indicated after several electronic checks are done over a 25 minute period. Therefore if the heater heats too slowly or the heater is open circuit or indeed the electronic control PCB is defective, each of these will indicate F3. The twist is, if the NTC is fluctuating in its reading it also can indicate F3 and not F1.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013

Had a similar problem and started looking around inside the door. I tried to figure out how to remove the plastic air vent cover on the inside of the door (left side). I couldn't figure out how to remove it. So, we purchased a dishwasher cleaner at Lowe's ($4) and tired running it through the machine to see if it would correct the odor problem. It didn't. Somehow the "little lady" did manage to remove it (used a damn table knife of all things) twisted and popped the plastic air vent off. When it was removed she found the obvious problem, black foul smelling mold was growing under the plastic air vent that was radiating its terrible smell into the kitchen through the dishwasher door kitchen side vent . She cleaned the inside vent and the odor problem has left. I guess I'll never live this down, but I must admit that my wife solved the problem. Try this solution and see if it solves your problem. Let us know how you make out!

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 14, 2012

it sound like your heater/dryer has a short thats what has blown your trip it has a open circiut now and will not work untill you replace the heater

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 23, 2011


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 06, 2011

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 27, 2011

If the unit is not draining completely you may get a smell. I would use Affresh in the unit and see if this gets rid of it. If not, it might be an issue with your water. Do you have well water? Sulfur in the well water can sometimes cause this issue.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011


The cycle is not going back. The pre-rinse and start lights flashing are a fault code.

If the machine is flashing 7 times the code is a flow meter failure. The flow meter is located behind the panel at the left of the appliance. Its function is measuring the water that is getting into the appliance.

Here the code description:

7 Flashes--Flow meter failure. Flow meter defect. Water inlet valve defect or water inlet hose blocked

First try resetting the appliance.

Disconnect power. Move the machine forward and check the inlet hose and the pressure from the house. If there is nothing in there disconnect power and remove the panel at the left. Check flow-meter and filling chamber. Check flow meter contact. Check inlet valve and replace the flow meter if that does not help and all the rest is OK.



Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011

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