Question about Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489 Built-in Dishwasher
I have a Kenmore Elite 665.13785k602 dishwasher that will not start. The main power source is fine. When the main fuse is turned on a faint click-click can be heard, but the control panel on the front door does not light up, and touching the panel to start the machine does nothing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It appears your dispenser wax switch has failed in this instance.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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