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Kenmore dishwasher 665 lockout problem

Set the lock out button and it will not unlock. Did the instructions of holding the unlock and tried numerous times and won't unlock.

Get a 3 beep flash followed by 3 flashes then a slow constant flashing.

It seems to do this on and off but now it's stuck, help!!

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  • Irene Schlegel Sep 03, 2013

    Very helpful website for trouble shooting kenmore 665 lock out

  • Irene Schlegel Sep 03, 2013

    Bought this washer March, 2006, never had any problem luck for us till I notice few months ago that the smart wash light does not come on when pressing start, just goes into normal wash but continue washing OK. Then 2 days ago,

  • Irene Schlegel Sep 03, 2013

    Nothing happens, no light comes on, washer does not start. Check circuit breaker, OK, but switched it off any way and on again, but no go when pressing start button. So went out to purchase a new one. Determine to get it going as I was having family over for Labor Day, press all buttons at random, including the lock out/heat dry button and voila , was able to get machine going! Cancel my purchase of a Borsch, $708, free shipping and installation included. But after reading this lock out feature and possible problems that others had, am happy that I am able to use my washer, but for how much longer? Definitely will not replace control panel or board, just happy that it had behaved for more then 7 years!

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You may have a bad control console.

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Have to hold the Air Dry button down til your finger hurts. Release button and the light will go off. The "4 second press" in the manual is incorrect!

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After the first try of our dishwasher the water didn't completely drain. Ever since the same level of water hasn't drained from the dishwasher.

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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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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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