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Keeps flashing clean Kenmore dishwasher 665.17019401 need a new owners manual

Kenmore dishwasher 665.1671590 keeps flashing clean, it wont run or do anything else tried unplugging and didnt work it will drain if you hit the drain/cancel button but thats it please help or lost the manual if you have a copy or know where to get one kennmore mod #665.17019401 Same problem with same machine.

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Check if the water is getting hot, if it flashes clean seven times, then it is a fault with the water heating system, probably either an heating element, or a defective thermostat.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 03, 2008

    As I told you , the clean light flashing means that there is a problem related to the water heating system.

    I found an extensive description of the problem on this website, I quote:


    "The flashing clean light error message, found on Whirlpool and
    Kitchenaid tall tub dishwashers, has been a troublesome problem for
    technicians and consumers alike for a few years now. If you own one of
    these units (circa pre-2006) you may have already experienced the
    frustration of a service call, and if you haven’t, count yourself as
    lucky.

    The basis of the problem is the control board monitors the water
    temperature within the tub looking for an increase during the first
    wash cycle. If the increase is not detected by the thermistor
    (temperature sensor), the control assumes the heater circuit has failed
    and initiates a drain cycle, and begins to flash the clean light 7
    times. Once the error has occurred, the only button that will work on
    the panel is the cancel button and because the control board remembers
    any errors that pop up, disconnecting the power will not clear up the
    problem.

    Now that we all know about the problem, let me talk about the
    solution. More often then not, there is nothing wrong with the
    dishwasher. Yes you read that correctly. This particular error, and the
    way the self diagnosis works, lends itself to being overly sensitive
    and once a possible error has been detected, the unit locks up until it
    has been reset, and there in lies the solution.

    These dishwashers along with the self monitoring diagnosis has a
    program available to technicians allowing us to test the units
    operation while running abbreviated cycles. By entering, then exiting
    this diagnostic program, we are able to clear any control errors, and
    get the unit back up and running, or at least verify this was a real
    error. The program can be entered easily enough by pressing the
    following buttons on the control panel in sequence withing 5 seconds -

    For Whirlpool Products

    Heated Dry - Normal - Heated Dry - Normal

    For Kitchenaid Products

    High Temp Wash - Air Dry - High Temp Wash - Air Dry

    If done correctly (it may take more than one attempt), all the
    lights on the display will illuminate and the test cycle will begin.
    Once started, the program can be immidiately cancelled (just hit the
    cancel button) and the error will be reset. Now restart the normal wash
    cycle and if it runs to the end, you know the original error was false
    and the dishwasher should be fine. If the error returns, then there is
    a real problem with the unit and further inspection is in order by
    yourself or a technician."





  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 03, 2008

    The reset reported above for kitchenaid, should work also on Kenmore machines, as they are from the same manufacturer. Here you find testimonials with same temperature problem on Kenmore:My Kenmore dishwasher

    If unplugging the appliance for a long time already did not work, then the reset wont probably work.

    That means that there is really a faulty part in need of replacement inside the machine.

    A faulty heating element, a faulty thermistor are the most common cause for heating problems. The technician will need to test , and eventually replace one of this parts.

    If the water does not heat, or heating is poor it will be the element, or a circuit breaker.

    If water is heating but cycle does not advance it will be the thermistor.

    If you want to call a technician you can use the phone number listed on the user manual, or Browse the Repair Service Directory on Fixya.

    If you want detailed schematics for your model, or you want to buy parts, insert the model number here.

    Or here.


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