Question about Dishwashers
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Depress and hold the heated dry button until the light goes out. This may take more than the suggested 4 seconds (Sears suggestion).
This is an update to the dishwasher problem. Kenmore (actually Whirlpool) has a safety switch at the control panel. If water temperature is not regulated properly it locks the controls. In this situation, it really is a matter of unregulated water temperature control. For the dishwasher this is supposed to be internally set at 140 degrees F. It is likely that the thermostat (or the heating element may also be faulty) is faulty. It may be helpful to purchase a manual for the unit to see if they show you where the thermostat is located. To test the thermostat, unhook it from the (dishwasher) unit, place it metal down on a grill and turn on grill close to temp settings, and make continual checks of the Ohm continuity. Once the thermostat has reached default settings it should open (that is from nearly 0 Ohms to an infinity setting). If no changes occur in the Ohm-meter reading when close to temperature factory settings the thermostat is bad. Depending upon how new the unit is this is probably something that can be found without having to move the unit. If you think you can discover the thermostat without the manual, it is likely close to where the heating element is connected and will be supported by a small bracket (single screw).
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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To prevent children from accidently changing the
dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock
the dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing
the DELAY START pad (some models) or the AIR
DRY pad (some models) for 3 seconds. An
indicator light on the lock graphic pad will illuminate
when the controls are locked and no new
selections can be made until the lock is released.
To unlock the controls, press the DELAY START
pad or AIR DRY pad until the indicator light goes
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