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Kenmore mdl 665.16034401 dishwasher

The green clean light just keeps blinking. It won't cancel, and there is no water in the bottom. My little grandkids have been here, pushing buttons and I wonder how to reset the dishwasher. Sears won't help me over the phone and I can't afford a service call... I know there is a sequence of buttons to push, but don't know what it is. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving! Jeanne

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Re: kenmore mdl 665.16034401 dishwasher

Does your panel have a lock button on it? if so press and hold button for 5 sec to try to unlock if not post your model number so i can give you the sequence

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