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Turning on dishwasher

As I went to turn on my dishwasher, I notice that the clean button stay on. Normally I would just press the cancel button and everything goes back to normal . But this time I can't remove this clean flashing light.So this mean I can' t even start a new load of dirty dishes. Can you please help me determine whats wrong. Thank you

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Re: turning on dishwasher

If clean light is on, it usually means it ran ou of hot water before it finished the cycle and does not consider the dishes clean. To heset you must hit these buttons in this sequence. Heated dry; normal wash;heated dry; normal wash; heated dry; normal wash; (All lights should light up) hit cancel

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Re: turning on dishwasher

Although the light may be a true indication of a pending problem, try this test: Find the circuit breaker and switch it off to remove power to washer for 30 minutes. Then power back up. Any changes? If light still on, then threat of trouble is real and must be fixed. Not sure what to CLEAN, though. Search for manual online...I'm sure Kenmore put that light on for a real purpose.

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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.

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