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Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard 3 problem

At first I had this blinking light, after looking around the internet I found a solution via this site. I entered the control panel mode The sequence I used was: Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry; Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry. This did clear the blinking light and the dishwasher was able to be started, but now once it fills with water, nothing else happens. It just Hums and does nothing. What is this? Is there a pump that is burnt out? if so, what exactly needs to be replaced? Any ideas are welcome.

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    I had the same problem Sears will not tell me the code to fix it they had to send me their technician and charge me $65.00 to push 2 buttons, which I was able to fix in 2 seconds after reading your web site.

    Thank you very much for your help.

  • willow_b May 11, 2008

    kenmore ultra wash Quiet Gaurd 3 the cleaning light wont go off and wont allow dish washer to run. prior to that the spinner on the top shelf wasn't working and dishes weren't getting cleaned.

  • gusha Jul 26, 2008

    normal wash light keeps blinking and we cannot start the cycle

  • charlie0420 Aug 19, 2008

    Dishwasher will not drain. I pulled it out and removed the drain hose that goes to the eleveated garbage disposal. When I took this off of the bottom of the machine the water drained out. When hit the cancel/drain button the pump can be heard but no water gets pumped out. ???

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I had the same problem and looked up the solution right after my sister finished washing dishes ten people!! It worked right away. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I had the same problem. Thanks for the code it worked!

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I had the same problem! Thanks for posting the solution, it worked!

  • charr711 Apr 26, 2009

    I had the blinking light problem which we cleared with your help and now it just fills with water but does not wash.. it will drain tho. any ideas?

  • sportgirl6 May 11, 2010

    Does anyone know the code?



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Thanks Munkee,
I started having this problem, blinking green light,  three days ago with my Kenmore QG3 and finally was tired of not being able to use my dishwasher. I've had it for three years with no problems until 3 days ago. You solution, use of commands, really helped and no money wasted on tech assistance. Thanks again!!

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Thank you sooooo much munkee!!! We had this problem awhile back and when I called Sears they gave me the code to correct the problem but I stupidly misplaced it and could not remember where I left it. You saved us! Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

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  • tinman392 May 11, 2011

    I see this is an old problem. I wish I had read it before I tore everything apart. Once I got it all back together, I used the works great. Thanks for everything.


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Code worked for me! I had to open and close the DW door and them pull out the machine and rock it a couple times. Now it is working. Thanks for the simple solution!

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The quick rinse is blinking for two weeks now nothing turns it off, pulled it out to replace floor now what!

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Hi munkee, The fact you can hear the hum but no wash sounds like the main pump (motor) is stuck. The solution to this is to get to the motor impellor turn by hand and free up the rotation of the pump, and then put it back into the machine. If you are unable to free up the motor, then it is seized and a new motor will be required. Regards

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