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There is a timer inside the door, and if it is not working properly the timer can get stuck on a cycle and not end until you change the cycle yourself or turn it off. You will need to replace the timer for the dishwasher to work properley again

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Problem

I had this same problem so I took the front panel off to access the thermal fuse.  What I found instead was that food had become lodged in the door latch which was keeping the door safety switch from operating properly.  I took a thin screwdriver and removed the food from the cavity.  Since you did not have the problem in your first five years the cavity just might be the problem since that is about the amount of time it took me to get too much food stuck in mine as well. This solution took five seconds and requires no disassembly.

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SOURCE: lights do not come on kenmore elite dishwasher

There is a thermal fuse on this model located on the control board. Remove control panel and you will see it attached to the board with 2 wires going to it. part number is 8193762. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 665-16959000 dishwasher - soap door

It appears your dispenser wax switch has failed in this instance.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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SOURCE: kenmore elite dishwasher

If you had a fault in your neutral wire the voltage may have raised to near 220 volts and fried the circuitboard. Replave the circuitboard or replace the thermistor on it. Double check the voltage and the connections where it is wired under the dishwasher.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

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SOURCE: Reset sequence for Sears Kenmore Elite 630.1630?

You can reset this exact dishwasher by following the directions. Its not unplug for 40 minutes.

Posted on Dec 02, 2013

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