Question about Kenmore 24 in. 15252 / 15254 / 15259 Built-in Dishwasher

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Two Green Lights Flash Mid Cycle.

When I start my dishwasher I select Normal Wash, Sanitize, Hi Temp, and Heat Dry. About Mid Cycle or when it goes to switch from washing, the Hi Temp and Heat Dry Lights Flash. The dishes never go to the dry cycle. This dishwasher is not even a year old.

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  • Princessxlh Jan 27, 2008

    My 2 week old Kenmore 587 16253 does the same thing-it never goes to the dry cycle and the Hi temp and Heat dry lights flash over and over.

  • Repairmom Apr 18, 2008

    My dishwasher does the same thing. It starts the wash cycle and then the wash and Normal wash and heat dry light blink and its quiet for a moment and then clicks back on. Or it makes these clicking noises (while it is blinking) and starts again and it takes it for ever to finish the whole process. Mine is just over year old. My model # 58715254401 and Serial # TH64331178. It was just doing this once and while and now it is all time. I could in warranty time but of course that day I couldn't get it to do it?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    dishwasher won't work and is flashing the hi-temperature light

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    dishwasher shuts off mid cycle and no lights

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It's possible that there's a fault in the drying heater coil, but I couldn't tell you for sure without looking up your machine. If you could locate the model number tag on your machine and write down the exact model number and serial number, then I could likely give you a more informative answer. ;)

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  • Hazel Roe Jul 30, 2013

    Same problem with mine, its a Electrolux Dishlex DX303, washes, skips the drying cycle and switches off with the dishes dripping with water

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