Question about Kenmore Dishwashers
I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher and it doesn't drain all the time. I finally realized the best way to get it to drain was to go to the air gap, remove the cap and either I would poke a stick down there to clear the clog or get a cardboard paper towel tube, stick it over the air gap and blow down to dislodge the clog. Once I do that, I press the cancel button on the dishwasher to empty the basin and it works every single time.
Posted on Mar 11, 2018
Look at the control panel and you will see a button that says "Cancel" and "Drain" Press the button after the wash cycle has completed and the machine will drain completely.
Posted on Jan 09, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore elite dishwasher
I had the same problem when I bought it and it just happened again; the problem is solved by ressting the control panel: Hi Temp ---> Heated Dry two or three times. It kind of goes into a testing cycle and the clean blinking light goes off.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
Look at your manual, usually available on net for reading or downloading. Blink lights are often used to code out a problem with various combinations and repetition rates to indicate trouble code number for look-up in manual.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
I was having the same problem with water sitting at the bottom of my dish washer. I had recently installed a new garbage disposal when the problem started. You need to make sure that you knock out the inlet valve where the disposal drain line hooks up. If you have never hooked up a washer to your disposal, this piece will be in place. Stick a flat head screwdriver in where the drain hooks up and hit it with a hammer and the small plastic circle will pop out. The washer does not use any water when that is blocked and therefore will leave the old water to turn rancid...I hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
remove the kick panel below the door, place a pan, etc under where the drain hose connects to the drain extension tube, and slide the clamp back some so you can slide the hose off of the extension tube (white plastic tube) and drain any excess fluid into the aforementioned pan, etc., then unscrew the extension tube and check for plugs, or restrictions.
the sump may also be pluged beneath the strainer assembly, and that requires removing the lower spray arm, the water tube that runs up the inside back of the unit, and the upper parts of the assembly below them to access the drain/pump sump area.
last but not least the impeller is jamed and might be able to be freed by removing whatever has lodged within there..
ya never know...
best of luck,
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
Unplug for 40 minutes to reset this unit.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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