Dishwasher Has Beeping Sounds Blinking Lights – How To Reset

Many modern dishwashers have electronic controls that notify you when there is a problem. Your dishwasher may have blinking lights or beeping sounds. At times your dishwasher may need to be reset. No matter what brand of dishwasher you have, it may at times, audibly beep noises and blink the lights. This is to tell you that your dishwasher needs a reset or may mean a part needs replaced or checked.

Dishwasher blinks or beeps - how to fixDishwasher blinks or beeps – how to fix

With most dishwashers different sounds and blinking lights will mean different problems. Depending on what brand dishwasher you have, the issue may need to be researched. If you have your dishwasher manual it is best to refer to it first. Your dishwasher manual will explain what the different blinking and flashing lights mean. It will also tell you what the beeping noises may signify.

The flashing lights and the beeping sounds for most dishwashers mean:

Blinking or Flashing of the Start and or Reset light or button:
This may mean the dishwasher is in the “turning off mode”. Depending on the type of model dishwasher you have… The light may flash from 60 to 90 seconds. If this happens, simply wait up to 120 seconds and see if the dishwasher resets and resumes to normal. Once the dishwasher stops flashing or blinking, try and start a wash cycle to see if it will wash with no problems.

Dishwasher beeps every 30 seconds:
This will indicate that the dishwasher door was opened during a wash cycle. If the door is unlatched or opened during any wash or rinse cycle, the dishwasher will sound a beeping sound every 30 seconds. To remedy this issue, simply close the dishwasher door and let the dishwasher resume its wash cycle.

If the above blinking lights and beeping sounds do not apply to your dishwasher:
Flashing lights and or beep sounds can mean the dishwasher problem was from a power surge or power outage. You can unplug the dishwasher from power or shut off the breaker to the dishwasher for 1 minute. This may reset the dishwasher and get it back to working order. If the reset does not work after removing power from the dishwasher, then the next thing to try is to press the Start or Reset button to reset the dishwasher. Press for about 10 seconds. Then wait about 2 to 3 minutes and see if that did not reset the dishwasher.

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If you need assistance with your dishwasher concerning blinking flashing lights, beeping sounds, or any other type of issue, please leave a comment below and we will be happy to assist you.

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1 DPB December 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Frig2474 error 20 and 30 took hoses apart inspection clean with hot water n and inspected drain in disposal had blockage cleaned and cleans inside sumpump area still getting error 30 no leaks or kinks any segestons


2 Courtney November 3, 2018 at 2:52 am

I hooked up my portable whirlpool dishwasher under my counter it was working good now its blinking all the lights and wont stop even when i press the buttons it wont work.


3 jason Lennox September 25, 2018 at 10:59 am

My primera dishwasher two flashing LEDs, the manual says due to overflo? How do i reset it? Thanks.


4 Melissa September 13, 2018 at 2:51 am

My new whirlpool dishwasher was just installed. Home Depot installed it and left.
Now the dishwasher is blinking all lights. I cannot press start, cancel, etc. nothing stops the blinking lights. When shit the dishwasher beeps for about 30 seconds and stops but continues to beep every 3 minutes or so.


5 Colette Kenny January 25, 2018 at 3:40 pm

My thor dishwasher is stuck on time delay and i cant get it off it


6 Karen Day August 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm

We have an Electrolux dishwasher with a control panel. Lights are flashing, I’ve tried to reboot, that didn’t help and holding air dry as mentioned in the manual. Unfortunately, nothing has helped to reset. Do you have any suggestions.


7 rod May 2, 2017 at 2:09 am

Everdure dishwasher glass lights flashes and beeps.
Started cycle from heavy duty and gets to this point and does this.


8 Kristi May 30, 2017 at 3:07 am

Did you get an answer for this? Mine is doing the exact same thing and I have no idea what to do!


9 Kris April 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Electrolux EI24ID30QSOB Dishwasher water drain motor keeps running and can’t stop it unless we turn off power from the wall switch.
It usually resets but not his time. What do i need to do?


10 DIY Project Help Tips April 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm

There is most likely a control board issue that is sending power to the drain motor constantly.
This usually happens if there is a stuck component on the control board.


11 Chloe March 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm

I have a Samsung Waterwall and the last 2 washes the bottom dishes haven’t been thoroughly clean.
I ran a cleaning cycle tonight and then put a load on and it’s now beeping and flashing after 10 to 15 seconds.
Do you have any idea what this means?
I tried resetting.


12 DIY Project Help Tips March 9, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Can you tell us which lights are flashing on your Samsung Dishwasher?

Below is some info from Samsung that may help you determine the cause of the flashing lights…

Most Frequent Causes for Samsung Dishwasher lights flashing or blinking

Heating Element
The heating element heats up the water.
If the water doesn’t reach the proper temperature after a set amount of time, a light on the control panel may start flashing.

Drain Pump
The drain pump forces water through the drain hose.
If the drain pump is not working correctly, a light on the control panel might start flashing.
To be sure the drain pump is faulty, check the pump motor for continuity using a meter.
If the motor does not have continuity, replace the drain pump.



13 Lauren December 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

My Kitchenaid dishwasher:
Under ‘Soil Cycles’ the Tough light is on.
Under ‘Options’ the Control lock light is on, the Start light is blinking, and the Washing light is blinking.
I shut the power to it off for about twenty minutes then tried the reset instructions but it just keeps showing what I explained above.


14 Ken November 16, 2016 at 2:35 am

Maytag dishwasher model MDB7749SBM2 panel not working.
Can you please tell me how to reset the panel?


15 DIY Project Help Tips November 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm

Is the display panel on your Maytag dishwasher “dead” and not showing any lights or numbers?
Is the panel showing lights and numbers but not responding?

Try unplugging the Maytag Dishwasher for 10 minutes to see if it needs a simple reset.
Let us know what you find.


16 Kevin Martin October 3, 2016 at 12:13 am

My Samsung dishwater is giving me a leak error but I have no leak, I fixed it but my sensor won’t reset. I forgot to turn off the water while putting on Teflon tape around the water line and it sprayed water but now it’s not leaking but i still have the alarm.


17 Bhav August 26, 2016 at 9:57 pm

I have a Cata built in dishwasher dw160. All 4 programme indicators are beeping and blinking every 30 sec. Please advice what to do.


18 DIY Project Help Tips August 27, 2016 at 12:16 am

You may just need to simply unplug the Cata dishwasher to reset it. Try that first….
If the lights are blinking and you cannot control the control panel on the dishwasher… Your Cata Dishwasher unit may be in flood cycle. This is caused by water leakage into the base of the dishwasher. This is located under the wash tub. Try and access the base and check for water. If so clean up the water and check for leaks. Repair leaks and the Dishwasher should not have anymore blinking buttons and will wash as normal.


19 tim May 12, 2016 at 9:08 am

Fisher Paykel Nautilus Start/Reset Flashing. Reset button is flashing but will not reset so that next cycle can begin. Seems to be looping says 11 min remaining.
Have tried unplugging for 24hrs and holding thre start/reset button for 10 secs.
The sink was blocked during a cycle, its unblocked now, but has that set of an alarm/fault. blinks 2 times then again twice, like morse code. cheers


20 Catherine Eradhun April 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

We have a Whirlpool Dishwasher ADG 7561 which we inherited with our house so we have no manual. I came downstairs yesterday morning to hear a beeping sound and the first light on the left, which looks like it has something to do with rinsing, was flashing green. Could you offer me some advise on what this means please? I haven’t used it since as I’m worried there is something wrong with the machine.


21 DIY Project Help Tips April 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Catherine Eradhun,
Here is the manual for your Whirlpool Dishwasher ADG 7561. Please tell us, is the green light flashing a certain number of times? Have you tried unplugging the dishwasher for 5 minutes and see if the beeping and flashing green light go away?


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