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Kenmore dishwasher 665 Lock on light

My Kenmore 665.16817 s/n FX2506742 dishwasher Lock On light keeps flashing. I have pressed the No Heat Dry button and held for 4 seconds or more getting the Cancel light to also come on and now they are both flashing.
This situation came about over night and now I can not use the dishwasher.
I had Sears service come in and claim that I need a new control panel. $372. Ouch.
Is there any hope.
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    Ken Roberts Feb 22, 2009

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You may have a stuck button as this will cause flashing of lights, try pushing button and see if it returns if not strike lightly above it with plastic spoon etc.

If this does not work u can buy the control panel from Sears for 190.00 but first go to searspartsdirect.com then type your model no. In required space click on shop parts on appropriate model, then go to troubleshooting then to won't start, then go down to how to replace control panel.

According to instructions you will only need torx screwdriver and less than 30 minutes to replace.

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SOURCE: blinking lights on kenmore 665

key pad need to be change

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore model# 665-16022401 Serial# FS0304946 - Clean Light Blinking

THE HUMMING NOISE THAT YOU ARE HEARING IS THE ELECTRONIC DRAIN MTR ACTIVATING BUT YOU HAVE NO WATER IN THE SYS. SO IT SOUND LOUDER AND DIFFERENT THE HUMMING IS THE LESS OF YOUR WORRIES THAT IS NORMAL BUT WHAT IS NOT NORMAL IS THE CLEAN LIGHT FLASHING IF IT FLASHES 7 TIMES THEN PAUSES YOU HAVEA BAD PROCESSING BOARD AND ALSO A HEATER ON SOME OF THE KM MODELS THE CONTROL BOARD AND HEATER IS SOLD AS A KIT. TO VERIFY THAT THIS IS THE CASE GO TO WWW.SEARSPARTS.COM . BUT FIRST ALSO CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE A BURNT WIRE AT THE HEATER ASSEMBLY WHICH WOULD REQUIRE PULLING THE DW OUT. GOOD LUCK

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Dishwasher Model #16769000

Try unplugging and replugging to reset (or, if the plug is too difficult to reach, reset the breaker)

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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SOURCE: ''lock light on 665 17779990 Kenmore dishwasher will not turn off''

stuck key pad. the control panel will need to be replaced.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: lock on light flashing

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!!!!

Posted on May 28, 2009

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