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Dishwasher Flashing Light

My model is pretty old: Kenmore 66517779990.

My dishwasher will not respond to any input and continuously flashes the lock-on button. I have read that the problem could be either the electronic control board (p/n: 9744031), or the console control assembly (touchpad; p/n: 3383469). However, it is not clear to me how to determine which one is the problem.

Diagnostics I have attempted: I have disconnected and removed both controls (listed above) from the dishwasher and reconnected them (while the breaker to the dishwasher was off), giving time for the circuits to discharge. The Cancel/Drain popped on, ran the draining mechanism, and then another light popped on and started to flash--still no response to input.

Although I can buy a new console control assembly, since my model is so old, the electronic control cannot because it has been discontinued. If the electronic control is what I need to replace, can it be bought somewhere else other than Sears?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Bernard

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  • bjfcom Apr 27, 2008

    Ahh, I have to ammend this. I missed one connection between the panel and circuit board. This reset the dishwasher. It works now, however, clearly something is wrong, or else the problem would have never of cropped up. What should I do to stop this from happening again?

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SOURCE: Kenmore dishwasher Lock On light flashing

holding the button for four seconds will not do it, you have to hold it until the light stops blinking and
will go back to normal, normall takes more than four seconds to unlock the unit, this is something
the sears repair techs know becouse the are trained on all this things but, they will not share this things, becouse thats how they make money

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