Question about Kenmore 24 in. 16939 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Dishwasher sticking half way through cycle

My dishwasher stops midway in wash and then a red light flashes on the front. When I try to cancel out of that cycle it will not then my time left indicator goes to 2 dash bars. After opening and closing the door a couple of times sometimes it will go ahead and cancel. The dishwasher will not go through a complete cycle.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 878 Answers
Re: Dishwasher sticking half way through cycle

Crawlmom, it sounds like your door latch assy. and switches are not making properly sometime during the wash. Therefore the two dashes. You want to make sure that the dishwasher is level and securely mounted. Another thing is, on this model, if a key pad is stuck, the dishwasher will stop and flash the stuck key. Im not sure where the red light is coming from. Without being there, I'm leaning on the door switch assy. Check this out first and post back. Catriver.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore elite dishwasher model 630 Smart Wash light is flashing

You may want to try:
Press a series of four buttons in quick succession. Press "Heated Dry," "Normal Wash," "Heated Dry" and "Normal Wash" to instruct your Kenmore dishwasher to run a short diagnostic test.
Wait for two minutes while your Kenmore dishwasher runs its diagnostic test.
Press the "Cancel/Drain" button once your dishwasher has completed its diagnostic test. This should reset your dishwasher control panel.
Check to make sure that there's no standing water in the bottom of your dishwasher. Standing water in your dishwasher may indicate that your dishwasher has stopped mid-cycle. You will need to press the "Cancel/Drain" button before you can reset your dishwasher control panel.

Dec 18, 2013 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

My Whirlpool GU2400XTP83 stopped during the wash cycle and there is a blinking light above the "light" cycle button. I can not reset the dishwasher, stop or start it.


To reset the dishwasher push in this order the,


the control will be reset...but more importantly how many times ina row does the light will indicate what error code its displaying??

example if it flashes 4 times then a pause then flashes 4 times again its displaying the error code#4
7 flashes then pause then 7 flashes its displaying the error code#7 ect ect


Sep 05, 2011 | Whirlpool 24 in. GU3200XTP Built-in...

1 Answer

Green start button won't stop blinking

START/RESET status indicator light flashing

You have pressed the indicator light flashing START/RESET pad while the START/RESET dishwasher is running. This will cancel the cycle. The light will stop flashing after the dishwasher drains (about 90 seconds).

Press the pad once to start the dishwasher. Press the pad a second time when the dishwasher is running only if you wish to cancel the cycle.

Power to the dishwasher was turned off while a cycle was running and power has just been restored to the dishwasher. The blinking lights indicate that the dishwasher is draining the potential water inside.

The light will stop flashing after the dishwasher drains. A new cycle will start automatically.

Good luck

Nov 29, 2010 | General Electric GLD6966RSS Stainless...

1 Answer

The "clean" button is flashing & none of the other cycles work.

heated dry and high temp wash
toggle till all the lights light up
then hit cancel
you should be able to turn dishwasher back on
you probably have a bad heater
is it flashing 7 times
take kick panel off and look to the rear of the dishwasher
is anything burned
if the clean light keeps blinking replace your heater

Feb 09, 2010 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Red light continues to blinkafter wash cycle is

try adding salt to the resovior in the bottom of your dishwasher.. machine will not run without salt so as not to cause damage

Dec 14, 2009 | Kenmore Dishwashers

1 Answer

Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....

I suspect for either of these units that the timer control boards are bad.

Jan 24, 2009 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Clean light flashes constanly. Won't clear out to start new cycle

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

When 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). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

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
-heated dry
-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).

Jan 03, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....

I just read this for the same problem: push sanitize, then heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, cancel, then open and close the door. It worked. The dishwasher is running correctly even as I type this. 

Feb 11, 2008 | Kenmore 24 in. 17262 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 24 in. 16939 Built-in Dishwasher Logo

Related Topics:

338 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dishwashers Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

Raisin Brann

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides