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Clean light keeps blinking and I can't start a new cycle

The dishwasher is a Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet guard 3 (white) I started, thought it washed and completed a the cycle but when I went to get the dishes out. The dished had not been washed and the light on the panel was blinking clean. I am not sure if someone had opened it to put something in it and didn't close it all the way or what. I tried canceling it and such and nothing would work and clean light would continue to blink. I even tried shutting of the breaker for an extended period of time but the clean button still bllinks.

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  • scott adams Apr 01, 2007

    Catriver -

    Thanks for responding but on my model I dont have those options.

    I have the following cycle buttons:

    Pots/Pans - Normal Wash - Light Wash - Quick Rinse

    I have the following option buttons:

    HI Temp Wash - Heated Dry - Delay Hour

    and of course the Cancel and Start buttons

  • scott adams Apr 01, 2007

    It looks like that did it. Thanks you are da man!

  • SCHECK Nov 17, 2007

    I have only owned this Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash for 1 week and had these same issues. I googled and found this site...and after reading the solutions my blood pressure is back to normal. BUT, I used ALL the sequences that are suggested. It seemed that each sequence fixed something different for me. So, now my dishwasher is running and cleaning AGAIN! Try All of the suggested sequences. Instead of air dry I just pressed my heated dry. Now for the leaking water out of the bottom center...



    THIS SITE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary5719 Jan 03, 2008

    We have a Kenmore Ultra wash quite guard 4 and the clean light just blinks and blinks. I also tried resetting the breaker, twice, with no sucess.

    I'm hacked

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    light keeps blinking machine wont work

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    Kenmore Ultra Quiet - green "clean" light keeps blinking - if I push all the right buttons to start a new cycle, the dishwasher will not start a new cycle. Instead the clean light just keeps blinking

  • nibs2 Mar 18, 2008

    I have the same problem and it seems the same model as puppa,blinking clean light and the only button that works is the cancel/drain button but there is obviously nothing to drain-please help as I HATE to do dishes by hand! Thanx

  • shadewilson Mar 30, 2008

    I have learned the buttons that re-set it all. The only way I can get it through a whole cylce is to put it on normal wash and with no heat... Do I need a new element?

  • Jenna78 Mar 31, 2008

    Clean light keeps blinking on my kenmore quiet guard 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • scommfiber Sep 02, 2008

    The clean light keeps blinking and I cannot get the dishwasher to do anything.

  • rtouchstone Sep 04, 2008

    clean light keeps beeping after I turned it to light wash. I'dont think it finisihed

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    We have a Kenmore 24" built in dishwasher. We ran a load as usual, then it started blinking the green "Clean" light, and wouldn't run.
    I followed the button sequence suggested, and it works just fine.
    THANKS! to all who helped!


  • dorisryan Nov 09, 2008

    Clean light is blinking green and cannot start dishwasher. It is Kenmore Quiet Guard3

  • ectax Dec 04, 2008

    I had the same problem. The key here is after pushing the appropriate buttons (in my case, hi-temp, heated dry, several times) and all the lights come on, WAIT and let it do it's diagnostic thing. I think mine is now fixed. A repair person was going to charge me almost $400 to replace the heater, thermostat and control panel! Why doesn't the user's manual tell the consumer to try this?

  • FranciscoATL Apr 10, 2009

    I started, thought it washed and completed a the cycle but when I went to get the dishes out. The dished had not been washed and the light on the panel was blinking clean. I am not sure if someone had opened it to put something in it and didn't close it all the way or what. I tried canceling it and such and nothing would work and clean light would continue to blink. I even tried shutting of the breaker for an extended period of time but the clean button still bllinks.


    Kenmore Elite quiteguard4

  • lexilulu May 11, 2010

    I kind of have same problem except a blinking washing light tried hi temp wash heated dry buttons but didn't work?

  • Fred Moraga Aug 10, 2013

    All I can say is THANK YOU!!! The high temp , heated dry

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    The clean light continually blinks when we did try to run a cycle the start button blinked 4 times and nothing happened.

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Clean blinking and nothing works
The solution works 100%
HI TEMP HEATED DRY
HI TEMP HEATED DRY

for ultra-wash quietguard3 Kenmore
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    Worked for my Kitchen Aid KUDI02FR ... Thanks!!

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Puppa, clear the fault by pressing the keys in this order: high temp scrb--air dry--high temp scrub--air dry. Or, depending on your model..Sani rinse--air dry--sani rinse--air dry. The dishwasher will enter the service mode. Let it do it's thing or advance it through it by pressing the start key. The fault came from the board not sensing a rise in the water temp. Make sure to run the hot water before starting the dishwasher. The heating element runs through the nuetral side of the door switch so make sure the d/w is level and the door switches are all making. The element itself could be at fault. Catriver...post back

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    Ron Marek Apr 01, 2007

    Puppa, then the key dance will be high temp wash-heated dry-high temp wash-heated dry. Cativer..post back

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    Ron Marek Apr 01, 2007

    Right on, if it keeps happening, it could be the heater. Just make sure to run the hot water before starting the dishwasher. Catriver.

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Okay, on my D/W it was Hi temp/Normal, Hi temp/Normal. I turned up the temp on my hot water tank and that worked for about 6 months or so. Then it got louder and louder and I’m back to the green blinking light. Now it fills, Goes through some of its cycles, I hear a loud popping sound, and then it drains. I think the heating element or motor is gone, Any suggestion??

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I had the same problem: a blinking "Clean" light on a Kenmore dishwasher. Actually it would blink 7 times, then pause and repeat. Your trick to put the machine in maintenance mode worked!! The sequence I used was: Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry; Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry. It did as you said, cycled through and did its thing for about 4 minutes or so, then finally cleared the blinking green light. It is running now. Thanks catriver!! bsharpandc

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  • Fred Moraga Aug 10, 2013

    I have a Kenmor Ultra Wash Model#665.13572k700 I have

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Kenmore Ultra Wash Mod 665, 1603
HI TEMP HEATED DRY
HI TEMP HEATED DRY
It works! Thanks

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Just saved myself $200 from the advice on this problem, plus a visit from the repairman NINE DAYS LATER....THANK YOUUUUUU!!!

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ALRIGHT!!! You all just saved me $200  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My solution

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THANK YOU!!!
I just surfed in looking for a solution to my blinking green light!

HI TEMP WASH+ HEATED DRY+HI TEMP WASH+ HEATED DRY= NO BLINKING GREEN LIGHT!!

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

Thanks to all of you. With your help I found the solution to the same problem for Kenmore Limited Edition: High Temp Scrub - Air Dry - High Tem Scrub - Air Dry. (This model doesn't have Heated Dry).

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We tried this and the dishwasher starts running again, but stops before it reaches the heat-dry cycle. Initially we were told to press "normal wash - heated dry " twice....but after reading the above we tried "hi temp wash - heated dry" which seemed to have the same effect. What happens is this: all the lights go on for a few seconds, then it starts into the wash cycle but stops at the heat-dry cycle. Any ideas?

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

I did the same thing - hi temp wash, heated dry, hi temp wash, heated dry. It worked well - thanks.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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If you post the model number of your dishwasher plus its approximate age (in years) I can help more.

But the most common cause is a weakening pump motor. On many dishwashers, the wash pump motor is also the drain motor. Replacing that motor / pump assembly will solve the problem. While you are replacing the pump, check the heating element to confirm that it is not shorted out or broken.

For now, add a cap full of bleach to the water _after_ the initial dishwasher fill cycle ends and the wash cycle begins. White vinegar would also work, but this will not fix your problem.

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SOURCE: Clean light keeps blinking and I can't start a new cycle

That is a comon problem with that model. It is not sensing a temperature change in the water.

Push i believe it is heated dry and sani rinse going back and fourth between the two to clear the code and see if you can get it to complete a cycle. If it doesnt call sears and schedule service there is a service flash repair that should not cost you anything to repair the unit.

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