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Kenmore Quiet Guard 2 keypad

Typically when using the dishwasher-cycle and option keys are touched-green lights light up the selections-pressing start begins the process. Should the process need to be interrupted press cancel. To begin again simply press start. Now the cycles and options are not lighting nor working. If cancel is pressed it actually starts with no water then stops a few moments later. If start is pressed the cancel light comes on and its the same as pressing the cancel button. It worked fine twice yesterday. We had a 5 year old visitor yesterday. I don't know that that is relevant. I am still able to put the "lock" on and off using the air dry key. Thank you for your time.

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Re: Kenmore Quiet Guard 2 keypad

Sounds like the electronic controls (smart card) are acting up. Try shutting off the power at your fuse box or shut off the circuit breaker for 1 minute them turn the power on again. This fix quite often works on electronic appliances.

Posted on Apr 08, 2007

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How do I shut my panel off for my kenmore presicion dishwasher with quiet guard

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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/
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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
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NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
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hope this helps,
best of luck,

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Sorry I don't know the sequence

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