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Lock on light flashing

Kenmore dishwasher model 665 15812990. My lock on light is flashing and the dishwasher won't start. I tried holding down the NO DRY HEAT button for 4 seconds as suggested on the instruction panel. I also tried tripping the circuit to reset the washer. That didn't work either any suggestions?

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I finally decided to calm down and use my head and managed to solve the problem. I read the instructions that are on the top of the dishwasher door. ( Smart move on my part HUH!) It said that when the door lock light is on everything is disabled. Hold the air/dry button down for 4 seconds and the lock light will go out. Guess what, IT WORKED. Here is what I learned from this. Always read all instructions. I spent $9.95 for an answer that was right in front of me. Humans can be so dumb I am!!!!

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The flashing lock light problem might be caused by a stuck key on the touch panel console.
If the control board detects that a key is stuck, then the dishwasher will suspend operation until the key is unstuck. If a key without a light is stuck or multiple keys are stuck, the control will flash the Lock light.
The way to fix this is to replace the touch panel console.

http://tclaundryrepair.com/dishwasher

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
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NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
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hope this helps,
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