Question about Kenmore Dishwashers
My wife chews me a new one every time my Kenmore model 587.15249700 dishwasher runs the heated dry cycle. There's no option to turn it off permanently, and when turning it off when you start the machine up often doesn't work because it turns itself back on after a few seconds or if the cycle is interrupted to add a dish. The manual says "it only costs pennies, use heated dry." Is there a way to disable heated dry permanently on this machine? Option 2 is to remove and replace it, so I'm open to bold recommendations.
Tell her to STFU!
Posted on Jul 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: KENMORE MODEL # 363.16222100
Either the motor is locked up or the control failed. You will need a service visit. If it is over 10 years old, I would buy new.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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The blinking "clean light" is a common problem with some of the Kenmore and Whirlpool models dishwashers.
The problem is usually attributed to water supply temperatures being too low when filling.
Apparently, there are some issues with the temperature sensing circuits in some dishwashers that causes an error code to be generated if a certain water temperature is not achieved in a specified time interval (this time may differ between models).
There is a reset sequence that you can try to clear the fault.
Push the NORMAL WASH then HEATED DRY buttons in that sequence two to three times.
The unit will enter diagnostics mode, but can be stopped by pressing the CANCEL button.
This will clear any existing faults and should return the dishwasher to normal operation.
To keep the fault from returning, it is recommended that you run your hot water faucet in the kitchen until it runs hot BEFORE you start the dishwasher.
This will heat the water in the supply line for the dishwasher (most dishwashers are fed from the kitchen sink supply line).
The theory is that if you fill the dishwasher with hot water from the start of the wash cycle instead of the cool water that is normally in the lines (especially if you have a hot water tank located far away from the kitchen), this should satisfy the requirements of the temperature sensing circuits.
If the fault reappears, there should be a tech sheet located inside the lower panel under the door that explains what the fault is.
The flashing light will be a series of flashes, followed by a pause.
If you indeed have a component problem, it will depend on the number of flashing lights in the sequence.
Refer to the tech sheet to determine WHAT component is affected and how to troubleshoot.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
SOURCE: dishwasher will not work. heated
Try finding the electrical circuit that powers your dishwasher. Turn off the breaker for a while (15-30 min.) This may reset the computer to factory defaults.
Posted on Apr 29, 2011
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Unlock your Kenmore dishwasher control panel by pressing and holding the "Heated Dry" button for four seconds.
Press a series of four buttons in quick succession. Press "Heated Dry," "Normal Wash," "Heated Dry" and "Normal Wash" to instruct your Kenmore dishwasher to run a short diagnostic test.
Wait for two minutes while your Kenmore dishwasher runs its diagnostic test.
Press the "Cancel/Drain" button once your dishwasher has completed its diagnostic test. This should reset your dishwasher control panel and stop the "Clean" light from blinking repeatedly.
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