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I have a kenmore ultrawash-quietguard3. The problem is normal wash light is blinking, heated dry light is on steady and wont start the machine. no other function works.

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  • mohan dyapa Aug 22, 2010

    There is no air dry button and i tried pressing the buttons you mentioned but did not work, please advise any other suggestions



    thanks

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For kenmore elite, ultrawash models, try pushing hi temp scrub, then air dry, then hi temp scrub, air dry - all lights should come on. Close door and hold in start button for 5 seconds or so - display will show 'd1' and it will go through a diagnostic cycle.

heat wash then heat dry, repeat once, all lights should be on now. Close the door shut and hit 'start/resume'. It should run through a quick, what appears to be a diagnostic, then machine should start

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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    Nate Stansfield Aug 24, 2010

    Try unplugging the machine for 40 minutes. This should reset the system. Your heat system may not be getting activated. You could have a bad heating element or no power going to it. That can be tested with a VOM meter.
    Try resetting the machine first to see if that helps resolve the problem.

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