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Kenmore Elite Dishwasher clean light ind flashing and won't start

Kenmore Elite Dishwasher model 665.16262402 has the clean light indicator flashing and it won't let me start a new load. Normally the light is on steady when a load is clean. Once the door is opened and shut again, the light normally goes out. It now flashes 7 times, pauses for a few seconds and then starts the 7 flash cycle again. I've tried pressing every button to cancel it out. I've shut off the power for about 10 minutes hoping any stray trons would go away.

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  • steven_davis Jan 09, 2009

    I took the easy way out. I got the fault cleared and it now started. I appreciate the advice on running the hot water before starting the dishwasher; I do, but my wife hasn't been.

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That means the control sensed that the heater in the d/w did not operate 3 times in a row. so the unit locks out. First remove the kick plate and you may have to pull the unit out from under the cab, but check your heater. use a meter to see if it reads open, if so order a heater assy it will come with a new control replace it to. If your heater checks good press in sequence normal wash , heat dry ,normal wash,heat dry , normal wash , heat dry three times within 6 sec all the lights will come on then hit cancel. What that did is reset the control and clear that fault. Keep in mind that d/w does not heat it's own water your incoming water temp should be 120. the d/w will maintain that temp. when starting your d/w first turn on your hot water till it gets hot then start your d/w this insures your unit fills with hot water and not cold

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  • David Parenti Jan 09, 2009

    That means the control sensed that the heater in the d/w did not operate 3 times in a row. so the unit locks out. First remove the kick plate and you may have to pull the unit out from under the cab, but check your heater. use a meter to see if it reads open, if so order a heater assy it will come with a new control replace it to. If your heater checks good press in sequence normal wash , heat dry ,normal wash,heat dry , normal wash , heat dry three times within 6 sec all the lights will come on then hit cancel. What that did is reset the control and clear that fault. Keep in mind that d/w does not heat it's own water your incoming water temp should be 120. the d/w will maintain that temp. when starting your d/w first turn on your hot water till it gets hot then start your d/w this insures your unit fills with hot water and not cold

  • David Parenti Jan 09, 2009

    That means the control sensed that the heater in the d/w did not operate 3 times in a row. so the unit locks out. First remove the kick plate and you may have to pull the unit out from under the cab, but check your heater. use a meter to see if it reads open, if so order a heater assy it will come with a new control replace it to. If your heater checks good press in sequence normal wash , heat dry ,normal wash,heat dry , normal wash , heat dry three times within 6 sec all the lights will come on then hit cancel. What that did is reset the control and clear that fault. Keep in mind that d/w does not heat it's own water your incoming water temp should be 120. the d/w will maintain that temp. when starting your d/w first turn on your hot water till it gets hot then start your d/w this insures your unit fills with hot water and not cold

  • jimjanad Jan 15, 2013

    This worked and the washer ran a rinse cycle(thought I would test it) all good so I loaded it and ran and now I have the blinking again

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