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Kenmore 665.13112K701 -- I can push the buttons to start a normal wash cycle and lock the controls. I hear it fill the bottom with water for about 10 seconds or so, and then instead of the normal noises I would expect to hear, all the lights on the control panel went out simultaneously and the cycle stops, leaving water in the bottom. I tried starting the cycle again, and it gets to the same point and fails. It almost acts like the power to the control board drops out or something, since there are no blink codes and the child lock disengages. Where should I look to troubleshoot this?

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  • Taliesin
    Taliesin Oct 20, 2013

    As an update, I no longer hear water coming in at all, and it doesn't fill. If I run the diagnostic on it, it makes it all the way through the 55 seconds of filling with no water present, then dies as soon as the wash pump is engaged in the next phase. So now what?

  • Taliesin
    Taliesin Nov 09, 2013

    Solved my own problem -- it was two bad capacitors on the controller board. 3 hours and 1$ later, and I'm back in business!

  • Taliesin
    Taliesin Nov 09, 2013

    Bad 5V supply caps on the contoller board were causing the microcontroller to brown-out whenever it had to turn on one of the triacs. Replaced the 2 capacitors, and now it's working.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Red blinking light over normal wash

I had the same problem... the lock on light was blinking continuously. The solution required disassembling the door to get to the control panel electronic board. You'll notice a flat transparent cable coming out of one end, twisting under the board and going into the door panel. In the middle of the door, there's a number of wires taped together that curled over the flat cable. Look for any black tape residue on the flat cable, which seemed to be causing a short circuit and confusing the electronics. After carefully removing the tape residue from the flat cable, the problem went away.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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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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SOURCE: kenmore dishwasher ultra was quiet guard 3 model

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,
ttfn

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