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How do I run (and interpret) the service diagnostic cycle on a Kenmore Elite dishwasher?

The dishes do not clean properly since the water is not getting heated as it was when first installed. I'd like to run the service diagnostics but I'm not sure how to interpret the results after it runs.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dishwasher model # 665

replace control board

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model# 665.15912001

Yeah, I have a similar problem. I tried to go into a suggested diagnostic run, but that didn't yield anything. I tried pushing the Sani-Rinse and Air Dry buttons back and forth a number of times. Didn't help.
At first I thought the lock-on had accidently been engaged, but disengaging the "child lock" doesn't help. The lock-on light comes back on and sometimes blinks rapidly. I"ve counted around 7 rapid blinks at times and 3 rapid blinks at other times--in case that makes a difference. The control panel doesn't work--in other words, the dishwasher does not start, even when I can successfully get other lights to come on. I don't want to spend >$100. for a new control panel if that is not really the problem.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher Reset / Diagnostics

Unscrew and remove the kickplate at the very bottom of the dishwasher. The tech sheet with the diagnostic code should be attached to the back of it.  If not, due a websearch and you should be able to find the info on yahoo or google.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

SOURCE: Kenmore Elite dishwasher model 665.13793K600 not working

Couple of things you might check. Make sure that the soap dispenser is clean and not gummed up. What kind of cleanser are you using? If you are using the packets that melt upon contact with water, you might check to see if the wraping is sticking to the door. If the washer is loaded in such a way as to prevent a quality size stream of water to get to the dispenser it just may stick. This was happening to mine. I like to make sure the dispenser is dry, and the front of the racks by the dispenser are clear of any large article that would block the stream of water. Also, once I put the detergent in I start the machine. I do not let the detergent packet partially dissolve and then dry onto the dispenser thus preventing it from opening properly.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishwasher cycle runs: tablet is not dissovlved, dishes dirty

If the dry cycle has a problem, check these:

Heating element
Drying fan
Thermostat
Heating element Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element.

Drying fan Many high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it.

Thermostat Some dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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