Frigidaire dishwasher is one of the most sold dishwasher brands in the world. There are different lights in this machine that indicates different cycles and status of progress. However, Frigidaire dishwasher flashing lights or blinking indicate something different. It is important for a user to understand what the flashing lights mean. Now check the following factors and fix your dishwasher’s flashing lights problems.
Perform a Basic Reset
Flashing lights or blinking is not a major issue. But if you are a new Frigidaire dishwasher user, you may feel hesitation. Here in this situation, you should do a basic reset. To do that, just switch off your dishwasher and unplug it from the electric panel or flip off the circuit breaker. Wait at least five minutes and restore the power. Now restart your dishwasher and select a new cycle. Hope, it will solve your problem.
Frigidaire dishwasher has a sensor to detect whether its door is closed or not. You need to close the door properly and latch shut it before starting a cycle. Otherwise, it will flash Start/Resume light. When Start/Resume light flashes, open the door and shut it properly. Then press Start/Resume button to start the cycle.
If the dishes are clean, dishwasher shows notification by illuminating the “Clean” keypad. But flashing “Clean” keypad means water temperature problem. Run your home hot water sink that is connected with the dishwasher. Check the temperature with a thermometer wheather it is 120 Degree Fahrenheit or not. If the temperature is below 120 Degree Fahrenheit, ensure water temperature at least 120 Degree Fahrenheit by turning up your home water heater. If the problem still remains, call a plumber for better help.
Hi Temp Wash or Hi Temp Rinse Keypad
A Frigidaire dishwasher with “Hi Temp Wash” and a “Hi Temp Rinse” options warm water for a cycle until the water reaches a certain temperature. In the water warming time “Hi Temp Wash” or “Hi Temp Rinse” button flashes that indicate the cycle has been paused. The cycle will be resumed when the water will reach a certain temperature and the buttons will stop flashing.
Heating Element heats up water to reach your selected temperature. If water fails to reach in proper temperature in a certain time, a light flashes in the control panel. It means something wrong with the heating elements. Take a multimeter and test it for continuity. If the heating element doesn’t have continuity, it means that the heating element has been burned out. It is not repairable. So, replace it to solve your problem.
Check Frigidaire Dishwasher’s Error Codes for Lights Flashing
If the display window is working fine and your dishwasher is blinking, check the display window for error codes. Now consult the wiring diagram, dishwasher manual and tech sheet for more information and best solution about your dishwasher.
A drain pump is used to force water to out through the drain hose. If the drain pump is defective and unable to drain out water, your dishwasher will start blinking. Take a multimeter to check the continuity for drain motor and determine whether it is defective or not. The drain motor is not repairable. So, if you find that the drain motor is defective, you must replace the drain pump.
From the above discussion, Frigidaire Dishwasher lights blinking is not always a problem. Rather, you should take it as a notification about what to do. If your dishwasher notifies you about problems by flashing or blinking lights, just solve the problems and start using it again. On the other hand, if your dishwasher shows the progress notifications by blinking lights, there is nothing to worry about. Just let it do the rest.