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Kenmore Dishwasher control lock button on

I have a Kenmore Dishwasher, 15801 Model 665 15801890 The control lock button is on and stays on and flashes when i try to push any other button. Iv tried unplugging it but nothing happens. Iv also tried looking through here to see if anyone else has had this problem and cannot find anyone else with my model thing. Any suggestions on how to turn it off?

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SOURCE: Kenmore 665 dishwasher blinking clean light

you'll need to enter a diagnostic mode, press in this order, hi-temp(sani-rinse)----heated dry--hitemp---heated dry... all lights should light, close door and let cycle for about a min, after press the cancelbutton, you should be good to go, the buttons on your model may read slighty different names, if this "toggle of buttons" does not work, you can remove thelower access panel and htere willl be a tech sheet/trouble shoooter behind the panel, in there it will explain how to enter diag/test mode

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

SOURCE: Dishwasher "lock on ' control wont turn off

Hold the control lock in for more than four seconds. See if that works.

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Dishwasher. Model 665.15772990

push the heated/dry button on the dishwasher for 4 seconds and that will unlock the dishwasher. This is just a safety feature that allows you to lock the dishwasher to stop kids from pushing buttons.
If that doesn’t’ work let me know and they will send out a tech to fix it.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: the control lock on button will not go off

I've tried the NOHEAT button but I just get a few blinks on the lock light and the problem persists.

Any Ideas?

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore 665 dishwasher will not drain


If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:

Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support. 

Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.

Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water. 

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced. 

Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

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Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I need the reset button sequence for a Kenmore

turn power off to washer for 30 seconds this should reset washer, good luck

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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Kenmore Elite 665.1392 / 665.1394 Control Lock Light is on. No other buttons are responsive. Dishwasher won't run.

The control lock should toggle on and off if you press and hold that button (on the right side of the group of buttons) for 3+ seconds. Until the lock is released, the other buttons won't work. If the lock won't release, either the keypad or the control board are not communicating the unlock signal between them. (This could indicate a problem with the wiring, one or both of the two boards.) The parts list for the 665.1392 control panel is available here: . There may be other sources for the parts.

You'll need to open up the control panel to do any diagnostics. If your dishwasher is still under warranty, contact Sears for a service call.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Apr 26, 2016 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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Kid 60 s10 please give fault codes

Hi Roger, Hope this helps......CHEERS..


Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Start Resume light blinking slow
When the dishwasher door opens or electrical power is removed during the cycle then the dishwasher will not start again. The door is detected as being closed and the Start Resume button is being pressed
Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Clean light is blinking 7 times
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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Sanitize LED blinking at end of cycle
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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Console light blinking rapidly
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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Clean light is constantly illuminated
Dishwasher cannot start a wash cycle until it sees that the door has been opened after the previous washing cycle
Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Control lock LED is ON but not responding to pressing of the keys
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How can I get my lock on light off and turn my ultra dish washer on all buttons are disabled it is kenmore 665 15819

If the model number is correct, press and hold the "NO HEAT DRY" button for 4 seconds to lock or unlock the controls.

Aug 23, 2010 | Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher

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Lock light stays on. Cannot use dishwasher?


Thanks for using FixYa. To turn off the lock press and hold the Heated Dry button for 10-15 seconds. If this does not help the unfortunately you’ll have to replace the control panel.
Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Jun 07, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 16352 / 16354 / 16359...

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Kenmore dishwasher ultra was quiet guard 3 model 56516012403 control panel will not activate red lights blinking on normal wash and cancel drain. did the hold the heat dry button then the normal wash...

that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked. However, the lock must be turned off and the Start/
Resume button pressed to resume the cycle.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. LOCK ON glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light
flashes 3 times.
NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
temporarily turn off until Lock On glows.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,

Oct 25, 2009 | Kenmore 15912 Built-in Dishwasher

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Lock Light Blinking

silly question but did you try holding the control lock button(perhaps its the heated dry button) in for 3 secs???? sonds as if the CONTROL LOCK has benn activated( child lockout)

Jan 14, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

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More than likely it is a shorted key. replace the touch panel.

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I fiked my problum of the Control light staying on...on the inside door it says press and hold the no heat button for four seconds. I did that and it fixed the control lock light and washer is now fine and working. Save myself some money

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Just press the 'Air Dry' button for 5-6 seconds....I have an ancient Kenmore Dishwasher (ULTRA)

Oct 02, 2008 | Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher

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The control lock on button will not go off

I've tried the NOHEAT button but I just get a few blinks on the lock light and the problem persists.

Any Ideas?

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