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Dishwasher not working

Light blinks on and off that the dishes are clean. It does not work otherwise. If you push the start/resume light it blinks and nothing else happens. The machine is only a couple of years old but Kenmore says the warranty has expired. Is there home remedies I can try before having to pay $200 for someone to come out and look at a machine that did not cost more than that?

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  • toyman75 Dec 19, 2007

    having same trouble, any help on how to test element or temp sensor before replacing control board?

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The light is blinking because either the heating element or temp sensor has failed. if both of thoughs parts are good then the control board has fail. any of these repairs could $175 and up to fix.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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Kid 60 s10 please give fault codes


Hi Roger, Hope this helps......CHEERS..

KENMORE DISHWASHER ERROR CODES

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Start Resume light blinking slow
When the dishwasher door opens or electrical power is removed during the cycle then the dishwasher will not start again. The door is detected as being closed and the Start Resume button is being pressed
Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Clean light is blinking 7 times
Heater circuit fail. Control panel did not detect the water getting hot. Did not detect heating element was energized to heat the water during the wash cycle
Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Sanitize LED blinking at end of cycle
Control panel could not detect if sanitation has been achieved
Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Console light blinking rapidly
There is a stuck button on the control panel
Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Clean light is constantly illuminated
Dishwasher cannot start a wash cycle until it sees that the door has been opened after the previous washing cycle
Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code = Control lock LED is ON but not responding to pressing of the keys
Turned on by accident or there is a control detected key pad problem

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Whirlpool adp 6515ix dishwasher start button is flashing in 4 time cycles-what does this tell me please. None of the manuals indicate what the flashing could be signalling.


Error CodeConditionCheck/RepairShop PartsClean light blinks 7 timesHeater circuit failure. Control didn't detect the expected rise in water temperature.Check the heating element and related components (wiring and control board) in that circuit.
Heating element, Electronic control board, Thermistor, Circuit wiring
Console light blinks rapidlyThe control detects a stuck button on the control panel.A failed control panel or a malfunctioning electronic control board can cause this code. Check the buttons on the control panel using a volt/ohm meter. In most cases, the control panel must be replaced. If that doesn't solve the problem, the electronic control board might be at fault.
Control panel, Electronic control board
Start/Resume light blinks slowlyIf the dishwasher door is opened or power is interrupted during the cycle, the dishwasher won't start again until the door is detected as closed and the Start/Resume button is pressed.Check the door latch and switch assembly. A failure in the Start/Resume button also can cause this problem.
Door switch assembly, Control panel, Electronic control board
Clean light stays onThe dishwasher won't start a new cycle unless it detects that the door opened after the previous cycle.Turn off power to the dishwasher by shutting off the breaker and restarting. If that does not work, the door switch assembly is stuck and must be replaced.
Door switch assembly
Control lock LED is on but not accepting key pressesAccidentally turned on or control detected keypad problem.Press the Heated Dry key for 5 seconds to turn off control lock feature. If that doesn't work, replace keypad.
Keypad
Sanitized LED blinks at end of cycleControl couldn't confirm that the dishes were sanitized.Check voltage to the dishwasher and the temperature of incoming water. Check the diverter motor, the heater and the OWI/thermistor.
Diverter motor, Heater, Thermistor

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Blinking clean light


If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...

When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash
-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cycle finish (1-2 minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).

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Clean light keeps blinking and I can't start a new cycle


That is a comon problem with that model. It is not sensing a temperature change in the water.

Push i believe it is heated dry and sani rinse going back and fourth between the two to clear the code and see if you can get it to complete a cycle. If it doesnt call sears and schedule service there is a service flash repair that should not cost you anything to repair the unit.

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Kenmore dishwasher 587.15159400


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about six month ago I purchese the dishwasher, But It just stopped working, the green clean light just blinks all day and night, but wont start it's, when I push the red start button comes on but turns off about 5 seconds later turns of, and wont run and clean my dishes. Could you please help me get strat the dishwasher to start up and run again. Thank you patrick c smith

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My kenmore dishwasher had green clean blinking light


push cancel or start resume the green clean light will blink after every wash cycle to tell you the dishes are clean on some you just open the door to clear it on some you push stop or cancel

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Clean light blinks


Raise the temperature of your water supply. To reset computer open door,within 3 seconds hit hi-temp scrub then energy saver then repeat this. Close door and latch, push cancell button.

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