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Kenmore Elite Model 665 dishwasher won't start. The lights on the panel come on but nothing happens.

I have tried opening and closing the door, over and over, pushing on the center of the door, canceling and resetting cycles and still nothing.

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  • ty2010 May 10, 2014

    Is it for certain the water is on to it?

  • Jonelle Ropolo May 10, 2014

    Yes the water is on. It has been doing this off and on for a couple months.

  • ty2010 May 10, 2014

    It could be a switch or control going out from dampness that functions again when it dries out. They have really slow logic in them and get hung up if buttons are pushed too fast. If it has a resume cycle button, press that and wait for 4-5 seconds before pressing cancel, otherwise you may be stuck with the unplugging.

  • Jonelle Ropolo May 10, 2014

    What do you mean by unplugging please?

  • ty2010 May 10, 2014

    Usually installers will install an outlet under the sink that the dishwasher will plug into, if not turn the breaker off a few minutes then back on and try again. If resetting like this works it means there's more likely a logic problem than a failing part.

  • Jonelle Ropolo May 11, 2014

    We will try tonite and if this fails I will be back with more questions. Thank you for your help.

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If you hit any 3 buttons in sequence your unit will go into diagnostics and tell you what the error code is

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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
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SOURCE: Can't cancel cycle without it starting

you have a few choices if the factory says that this is normal. try shutting off the breaker or unplugging the dishwasher. we use plugs when we install them to make removal easier. with the power down for a few moments, it may reset itself if its a solid state board. otherwise, let it run and then start it over again to do what you intended. its not a big problem if that is what you are stuck with for functionality. it is not a common need to reset, i would expect. check the manual too, you may need to hold the reset button for a few seconds or more.
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SOURCE: Kenmore dishwasher locks. after cycle, can't open door

bad solenoid or controller

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SOURCE: Kenmore 665 dishwasher washing light stays blinking

could be faulty outlet pump

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SOURCE: kenmore 665 no lights on panel water in bottom

This is commen with these. you need to take the door and remove the screws around it. You need to gain access to the controller. on the controller you will see a white peice with 2 balck wires going to it that is your fuse. replace this and that will solve your problem.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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