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I have an kenmore elite dishwasher model 16599201 it just fills up and does nothing the lights on the front timer just flash it will drain when cancel is pushed the float is working as it does fill up

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  • gordmiller40 Apr 13, 2009

    yes the pan is full and float is working

  • gordmiller40 Apr 13, 2009

    yes i have i can hear the float click when i press on it and when water is removed it will fill back up to same level

  • ERIC BAKER May 11, 2010

    After pressing cancel and draining do'es it fill back up with water without restarting?

  • ERIC BAKER May 11, 2010

    The float is sometime's referred to as a flood switch, have you tried removing some of the water from the inside of the dishwasher then restarting?

  • ERIC BAKER May 11, 2010

    When it fill's up with water is the float switch all the way up?

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SOURCE: Kitchenaide KUDM24SE1 dishwasher will not fill with water

It may be the water inlet valve or the electronic control board. To check, remove the bottom toe panel. The valve will be on the left side. There will be live power, so use extreme CAUTION. Start the DW, 1. if you can hear the valve humming or the valve coil is getting warm, replace the valve. 2. Using a device with wires to check the power at plugs, connect to valve power connection, if power is present, replace valve else replace electronic control board.

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SOURCE: GE Nautilus GSD4200 Dishwasher will not wash/drain

The average life of a dishwasher is 7-10 years. The symptoms strongly indicate a motor pump problem and my personal opinion is if that is the case youd be better to put the money toward a new dishwasher.

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SOURCE: KENMORE ELITE DISHWASHER - MULTI-LIGHTS FLASHING

Look at your manual, usually available on net for reading or downloading. Blink lights are often used to code out a problem with various combinations and repetition rates to indicate trouble code number for look-up in manual.

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SOURCE: dishwasher runs, water doesn't drain out

sounds to me that you may have some suds residue in the dishwasher that keeps it from draining completely. Get you some dishwasher cleaner which you can purchase at wal-mart or wherever you buy your detergent, and clean out your dishwasher. It is a inexpensive test. Alot less expensive than having a tech come to your house. Make sure that your drain hose is mounted higher that where it goes into the drain. This is also a common problem that I encounter in the field. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can help you futher.

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SOURCE: Kenmore dishwasher Lock On light flashing

holding the button for four seconds will not do it, you have to hold it until the light stops blinking and
will go back to normal, normall takes more than four seconds to unlock the unit, this is something
the sears repair techs know becouse the are trained on all this things but, they will not share this things, becouse thats how they make money

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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