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I have a Kenmore 665.1634230 Cancel/drain button lights up when I press start but no water coming in and wash doesn't work

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  • mbudworth Oct 11, 2010

    it makes noise like its working but seems stuck in drain mode

    Can you suggest a way to "clear the settings"

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These dishwashers are equipped with the overfill protection device. Which means if the dishwasher overfills for whatever reason, the float sensor at the base shuts off the water inlet valve and starts the drain pump to start emptying the dishwasher.

However, if the float sensor is defective or has some obstruction it will cause a false trigger and do the sorts of things your dishwasher is doing. The float switch looks like this. Push it down to see if it lifts up. Check for obstructions like spoons etc underneath it. If it looks ok mechanically then it is faulty and needs to be replaced.

Have you checked up if your dishwasher is equipped with the overfill protection device?

I hope this solution is helpful for you.

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Look s like the pc control board has gon out .. but it could be a bad connection from the ribon to the control / turn of the power and ck the connections from the touch panel . i would remove the ribon and reinstall it and co all othe connectons to the board . and if nothing changes .. replace the main control . hopt this hepled mm

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  • dennis dodge Oct 11, 2010

    turn the power off at the power box for 15 min then try again and if it does not program normal then i belive the board has failed ..mm

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