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Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model# 665.15912001

I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher, model# 665.15912001. When trying to start nothing happens. I've verified the machine has power. Diagnostics will run and all LED's illuminate upon the start of a diagnostic run. In addition, it appears to cycle and pump correctly while in diagnostics. The electronic control board and heater assembly were replaced but it did not resolve the problem. The thermistor reads about 61K ohms at room temperature and about 12K ohms when hot water is poured in the tub. The continuity of the thermal fuse (TCO) reads 0.2 ohms. Also when checked with a DMM, the overfill and door switches seem to operate correctly.

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Re: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model# 665.15912001

Yeah, I have a similar problem. I tried to go into a suggested diagnostic run, but that didn't yield anything. I tried pushing the Sani-Rinse and Air Dry buttons back and forth a number of times. Didn't help.
At first I thought the lock-on had accidently been engaged, but disengaging the "child lock" doesn't help. The lock-on light comes back on and sometimes blinks rapidly. I"ve counted around 7 rapid blinks at times and 3 rapid blinks at other times--in case that makes a difference. The control panel doesn't work--in other words, the dishwasher does not start, even when I can successfully get other lights to come on. I don't want to spend >$100. for a new control panel if that is not really the problem.

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