Question about Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Dishwasher will not start

Noticed dishwasher on with "high temp scrub" and "air dry lock on" lights lit. Dishwasher very hot. After resetting breaker, these lights both flash, but dishwasher will not start.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • BStapp1021 Jul 01, 2008

    Kenmore Model No. 665.16769000 will not start I have already replace ciruit board 3 months ago. Started doing same thing before I replace the board do I need to replace something?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    MAYTAG QUIET SERIES 300 MODEL #MDBH968AWB3--CANT FIND MANUAL. The normal, tough scrub, high temp, heated dry, and sanitize lights are on and the start light is blinking. The locked light is off. I turned the breaker switch off for a few minutes and back on, same thing.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    hi temp scrub and heat dry button are lighted cannot cansel them

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Turn unit off at the breaker and leave off for 10 mins before turning back on,  if this does not reset the unit, then your control board is probably bad or the heating element could be going bad.  call a repair man for service

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to reset Kenmore Elite 665-16572202 Dishwasher...clean light blinks 7 times pauses then repeats. My model does not have a Heated Dry button it has an Air Dry button.


Here's the key sequence(s) to use, depending on how your keys are labeled:
Heated Dry - Normal - Heated Dry - Normal; or
High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry; or
Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry, Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry; or
High Temp Wash, Heated Dry, High Temp Wash, Heated Dry.

This will start the diagnostic cycle. Let the dishwasher run for a few minutes, and then press Cancel to stop the dioagnostic cycle and clear the error. Please note, that this clears the error, but if you haven't found the cause (water-not-heating error), the condition will come right back the next time you run the dishwasher.

Jan 19, 2015 | Kenmore Dishwashers

1 Answer

LIGHTS FLASHING ON THE PANEL


If the reset procedure (those buttons you pressed) didn't work, it's because the machine is still reading a fault. It could be a few things... water temperature too low (indicating a bad heating element), partial blockage of the drainage hose, or something preventing the spray arm from spinning. If letting it sit for a while allows it to start again, I suggest you do that. It will stop again and the lights will start blinking. When it does, open it up immediately and see how much standing water there is. If there is a lot, look for a blockage in the drainage hose. That's the most likely, I think, because it makes sense that it would work again once the water slowly drained. If there isn't much water, then see if the water that is there is hot. If it's not, then it's the heating element. Checking for movement of the sprayer arm is a bit trickier, as it won't be moving while the thing is open. Though, if the first two are not the problem, there's a good chance that is. Or, of course, it could be a malfunctioning control panel giving false errors. There's really no way to test for that, unfortunately - but I don't think it's acting like that is the problem.

Sep 11, 2007 | Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Our ken ore elite dishwasher 66513423k701 clean button flashes 6 times pauses and flashes once. We did have a problem with the dishwasher dumping water all the floor and discovered the discharge pump was...


It sounds like you just need to reset the controller. This is done by running (or partially running) a diagnostic cycle, which will clear the error. Here's how to do it: Depending on the model, and the keys you have, press the following sequence of keys quickly (with less that 1 second between key presses:
Heated Dry - Normal - Heated Dry - Normal; or
High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry; or
Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry, Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry; or
High Temp Wash, Heated Dry, High Temp Wash, Heated Dry.
You will know that you have entered the diagnostic cycle when all the lights light up. Let it run for a few minutes, and then press Cancel to stop the diagnostic cycle and clear the error.

Note: On some of the newer Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid dishwashers, you start the diagnostic cycle by rapidly pressing the 3 left-most keys in the following sequence: 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3.

Jan 18, 2015 | Kenmore Dishwashers

1 Answer

How to reset a Kenmore 668.1687582 dishwasher


Yes, depending on the model, and the buttons that your dishwasher has, try the following key sequences:
Heated Dry - Normal - Heated Dry - Normal; or
High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry; or
Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry, Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry; or
High Temp Wash, Heated Dry, High Temp Wash, Heated Dry). You will know that you have entered the diagnostic cycle when all the lights light up for a few seconds.
On some of the newer Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid dishwashers, you start the diagnostic cycle by rapidly pressing the 3 left-most keys in the following sequence: 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3.

Sep 03, 2012 | Kenmore 24 in. 15142 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Reset kenmore dishwasher


The most common "reset" key sequences are:
Heated Dry - Normal - Heated Dry - Normal; or
High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry; or
Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry, Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry; or
High Temp Wash, Heated Dry, High Temp Wash, Heated Dry).
On some of the newer Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid dishwashers, you start the diagnostic cycle by rapidly pressing the 3 left-most keys in the following sequence: 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3.

Jun 15, 2012 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

1 Answer

My KUDS011JBSO undercounter dishwasher is blinking the normal wash light. What do I need to look for to fix this?


Hi


If light is blinking then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or the thermal fuse, please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry or High Temp Wash-Heated Dry-High Temp Wash-Heated Dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the thermal fuse located on the control or the door switch that is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.


Daniel

Aug 31, 2011 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have a Whirlpool Gold Quiet Series Plus, Model GU940SCGT3, not working. It ran a cycle, cleaned the dishes, but the water didn't drain and the "CLEAN" light is stuck on. It is now...


Hi


If clean light is blinking then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump, please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry or High Temp Wash-Heated Dry-High Temp Wash-Heated Dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.


Daniel

Aug 31, 2011 | Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher...

1 Answer

It is stuck between cycles. How do i reset?


Have you tried turning the mains power off and on after a short delay?
If this does not work then press the following buttons in quick succession (about 5 sec) and when all lights light up press Cancel.

HIGH TEMP SCRUB, AIR DRY, HIGH TEMP SCRUB, AIR DRY

Oct 22, 2010 | Whirlpool 24 in. GU1200XT Built-in...

2 Answers

Clean cycle light is flashing


Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. If the clean light flashes, pauses, and then repeats. When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes, 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


Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Jun 22, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

12 Answers

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


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

Apr 01, 2007 | Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher Logo

Related Topics:

228 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dishwashers Experts

Ken Johnston
Ken Johnston

Level 1 Expert

56 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

272 Answers

vince

Level 3 Expert

1211 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...