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Kenmore 665 dishwasher blinking clean light

I have the clean light blinking green 7 times on the Kenmore 665 dishwasher. I DO NOT HAVE the HEATED dry button to push for the reset of the machine. My buttons are as follows: Left to right -Anit-Bacterial, Pots/Pans, Normal Wash, Gentle, Time Saver, Quick Rinse, Scrub, Sani Rinse, Air Dry
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  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    i have the same problem help us 

  • microally Sep 02, 2008

    The clean button blinking, I can't turn it on. Please help! I call seas, they told me that it's minimum $75.00 just for them to come and check it out without parts. I don't know if this is something I can do to fix it. Please help! Thanks!

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You'll need to enter a diagnostic mode, press in this order, hi-temp(sani-rinse)----heated dry--hitemp---heated dry... all lights should light, close door and let cycle for about a min, after press the cancelbutton, you should be good to go, the buttons on your model may read slighty different names, if this "toggle of buttons" does not work, you can remove thelower access panel and htere willl be a tech sheet/trouble shoooter behind the panel, in there it will explain how to enter diag/test mode

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