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Green clean light keeps blinking

The green light that says dishes are clean keeps blinking and the dishwasher will not run another function

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Re: Green clean light keeps blinking

HI, Same thing happened to me today and Sears more than willing to charge me 200.00 for a 1 year service agreement. I found the answer on and the answer is: To reset a Kenmore Ultra Wash elite series dishwasher (stuck on clean) simply push heated/dry then normal wash and do the same thing again. Panel will reset itself and it hopefully will run normally again. Mine did and I am rejoicing! Julie

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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