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Kenmore dishwasher LOCK ON light will not stop flashing

The LOCK ON light does not turn off, it keeps flashing. I've tried holding down the NO HEAT DRY for 4 seconds,like it says in the manual. But still no luck, it's still flashing.

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  • hlmadi Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same Problem. Lock on light keep flashing and you can't start another wash until I turn off the switch many times and wait for some time to start another wash.

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Is that the button closest to that lock light? if not it may be a button closer to the lock light. if it still doenst work you may have a short

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher: Lock On Button Issue

Have to hold the Air Dry button down til your finger hurts. Release button and the light will go off. The "4 second press" in the manual is incorrect!

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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The flashing lock light problem might be caused by a stuck key on the touch panel console.
If the control board detects that a key is stuck, then the dishwasher will suspend operation until the key is unstuck. If a key without a light is stuck or multiple keys are stuck, the control will flash the Lock light.
The way to fix this is to replace the touch panel console.

http://tclaundryrepair.com/dishwasher

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: ''lock light on 665 17779990 Kenmore dishwasher will not turn off''

stuck key pad. the control panel will need to be replaced.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: control panel is locked. no buttons work when pushed

Try unplugging the machine and wait 5 minutes. Plug it back in, the problem should clear.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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Kenmore dishwasher ultra was quiet guard 3 model 56516012403 control panel will not activate red lights blinking on normal wash and cancel drain. did the hold the heat dry button then the normal wash...


that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked. However, the lock must be turned off and the Start/
Resume button pressed to resume the cycle.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. LOCK ON glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light
flashes 3 times.
NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
temporarily turn off until Lock On glows.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

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Lock on light flashing. Dishwasher will not do


Hi

This is a child lock feature to stop unwanted operation of the buttons. The usual way to cancel this on a Kenmore machine is to press and hold the "No heat dry" button for longer than 4 seconds. This should cancel the lock and resume normal function.

Hope this helps. Please do rate this answer. Thanks.

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Lock on light flashing


I finally decided to calm down and use my head and managed to solve the problem. I read the instructions that are on the top of the dishwasher door. ( Smart move on my part HUH!) It said that when the door lock light is on everything is disabled. Hold the air/dry button down for 4 seconds and the lock light will go out. Guess what, IT WORKED. Here is what I learned from this. Always read all instructions. I spent $9.95 for an answer that was right in front of me. Humans can be so dumb I am!!!!

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heated dry and normal toggle untill all lights light up then turn unit off. try that

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More than likely it is a shorted key. replace the touch panel.

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Just press the 'Air Dry' button for 5-6 seconds....I have an ancient Kenmore Dishwasher (ULTRA)

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Kenmore dishwasher, model 665.170 344 01. "Clean" light keeps flashing and will not stop. Have tried everything in the manual and the light still will not stop flashing.


If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses then repeats...

If the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all buttons are non responsive).

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash
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-high temp wash
-heated dry

...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2 minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).

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holding the button for four seconds will not do it, you have to hold it until the light stops blinking and
will go back to normal, normall takes more than four seconds to unlock the unit, this is something
the sears repair techs know becouse the are trained on all this things but, they will not share this things, becouse thats how they make money

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There should be a button on the machine with a padlock symbol. Hold it down for 4 seconds to unlock it. If you want to lock it again, hold it down for 4 seconds to turn it on.

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