Question about Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

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Clean light blinks

Instead of green clean staying on it blinks and will not allow any other function of the dishwasher.

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  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    green clean light keeps blinking

  • cmrw Apr 05, 2008

    green clean light keeps blinking

  • mom-o-4 Apr 24, 2008

    jsrock,

    You do rock! Your suggestion worked the first time I tried it! I was told by Kenmore that if a service person came out they would be happy to give an estimate, but if we did not have them do the repair, it would cost $65. I am sure it would also cost me $65 to have whoever comes out to push three buttons as well!

    Thanks!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Had the same "clean light" flash problem. Did the two button sequence and it fixed it. Should mention in the instructions to "Close the dishwasher door" as the first step. Problem won't resolve if you don't. Thanks!!!!!!

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The blinking "clean light" is a common problem with some of the Kenmore and Whirlpool models. I believe the problem is attributed to water supply temperatures being too low when filling. Apparently, there was some sensitivity issues with the temperature sensing circuits in some dishwashers. There is a reset sequence that you can try to clear the fault. Push the NORMAL WASH then HEATED DRY buttons in that sequence two to three times. The unit will enter diagnosticsclean light blinks - 1.gif mode, but can be stopped by pressing the CANCEL button. This will clear any existing faults and should return the dishwasher to normal operation. To keep the fault from returning, it is recommended that you run your hot water faucet in the kitchen to heat the water in the supply line for the dishwasher (most dishwashers are fed from the kitchen sink supply line). The theory is that you will fill the dishwasher with hot water water instead of the cool water that is normally in the lines before the hot water from the hot water tank heats the line. This should satisfy the requirements of the temperature sensing circuits. If the fault reappears, there should be a tech sheet located inside the lower panel under the door that explains what the fault is. The flashing light will be a series of flashes, followed by a pause. If you indeed have a component problem, it will depend on what the flashing light sequence is in determining WHAT component is bad. Let me know if this helps you. Post back with your comments or questions.

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