Question about Kenmore 24 in. 15689 Built-in Dishwasher
I have a Kenmore Ultra wash Quiet Guard 3 dishwasher and the green flashing light that states its clean stays on and stays flashing. I have turned off the breaker , hoping it will reset its self and the light still stays on I can not even get it to start a wash cycle. please help.
Call sears, 1-800-4MY-HOME. They have a trouble-shooting department that will get rid of this problem. It is caused by water temperature being wrong at the start of the cycle.... blah, blah, blah. The representative will tell you to push a certain set of buttons in a certain order and that unlocks the dishwasher.
Sorry I don't know the sequence
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
D'oh!!! Found the magic 4 button sequence that resets the dishwasher at this site. Dang, the dishwashers even have computers/brains now. The sequence is press Heated Dry, then Normal Wash, then Heated Dry again and finally Normal Wash again. Basically turning both on and then turning them off. Then ALL THE LIGHTS on the dishwasher came on. Looked like a x-mas tree. Hitting the cancel button cleared it.
It still left me with the blinking green clean light but I did "the 4 button sequence" again, waited several minutes with all the lights on and then hit the cancel and now my dishwasher is able to work again. YEAH!!!
Note: I did clean out underneath the filter (required 2 tools) which had some stuff it it but that didn't fix the problem by itself. May help in the long though. I also found the manual and it said the blinking green clean light is a problem in the heating coil (or a water temperature problem) and suggested calling service. Point is, it the blinking green light returns again, you might actually need service to deal with the real problem that's triggering the flashing green light. Nite and good luck.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Drinks on me! You saved us a $65 service call, not to mention no dishwasher for three/four days until the repairman can get here. Thanx for the "secret" codes - heated dry then normal wash ... heated dry then normal wash.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
The sequence of "Press Heated Dry, press Normal Wash, then press Heated Dry again and press Normal Wash again (that's 4 button-presses)" worked for us. Many thanks!
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Have kenmore quietguard3 ultra wash dishwasher. have the same problem with green light flashing and cannot run the dishwasher. would appreciate help w/o having to call repair. thanks. i see something about a sequence? thanks!
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
Yes thank you very much, your 4 sequence code is awesome, just what a busy parent like me needed to get my dishwasher jump started.
Posted on May 29, 2009
The tech used the same code on ours. He said it is from running dishwasher while using sink. Not being able to drain properly is the cause. To avoid it don't use sink while dw is trying to drain.
Posted on Feb 16, 2014
I have a kenmore ultra quietguard 3 and the clean light is flashing. I do not have heat dry option on my dw just air dry is that what i should use for the 4 code sequence instead of heat dry? I want to correct the problem! I tried using the air dry and going normal wash air dry, normal wash and then air dry but nothing! Do i need to unplug the dw and try again or what? Help!!!
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
The sequence totally worked and now I'm my parents favourite child!!! Well I'm the only child but still.....brownie points!
Jan 9 2016
Posted on Jan 09, 2016
Totally worked for me, too...thanks for the info! :) Saved me a lot of time and money.
Posted on Jun 25, 2015
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