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Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher touch pad problem. Only some cycles light up and Start Button doesn't work.

I have a Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher (model 665.13743K601) and some of the cycle buttons on the control panels light up (Normal Wash, Fast Wash, Heated Dry) while some of the other cycles don't turn on. That wasn't a big deal as I could always press the Start button and dishes would be washed. However, yesterday, the Start button stopped working by not lighting up nor does the light turn on. Is there a way I can run a diagnostic on this or somehow determine what part I need to replace?

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SOURCE: Loud Buzzing Sound from Dishwasher

have you ever seen green led "Clean" light flashing? before or about the same time the buzzing sound started? and if so that would indicate that the control senses a fault in the temperature rise during the heating cycle and that the electronic control could be reset by initiating a service diagnostic cycle.(which is what you were trying to do) pls reread your manual there are times during that sequence that some buttons have to be pushed at the same time and within a certain amount of time..possible that your machine also has a bad timer which would give you a buzzing noise..if thats the case I would recommend replacing the cpu or control board..or the machin all together..The Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard name is sears but whirpool has the contract to produce all "kenmore products.hope that helps.

Posted on Jul 30, 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

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Wash Model 665.1388 problem the normal wash green light is on heated dry light is on and the start resume light is flashing but wont startup helpppp

see your instruction manual and go to the section troubleshooting and fix it.
if you do not have the i.manual download for free www.retrevo.com or www.fitness.manualsonline.com

see the diagram

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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.
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Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

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