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I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher. 6 years old +/-. It doesn't turn on. The buttons to the left of the panel light up and time amount is indicated but the start button doesn't start the machine.

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  • alane970 Nov 11, 2010

    Daniel gave me a solution and I got all excited but it didn't work. I think he thinks I have a different model. He said to reset the control by pushing High Wash temp- Heated dry-High Temp Wash- Heated Dry. My machine doesn't have those buttons.

    Starting from left to righ my buttons say;


    Pot Pan

    Normal Wash

    Chinaq gentle

    Time saver

    Quick rinse

    HiTemp scrub

    Sanu rince

    Air dry

    Delay hours



    With these , is there another sequence to reset the control panel?

  • alane970 Nov 12, 2010

    This did not work.

  • alane970 Nov 12, 2010

    These did not work

  • alane970 Nov 12, 2010

    Is this an easy, unplug/ plug event?

  • alane970 Nov 12, 2010

    When I took the door apart previously to see what was happening the only thing insode was the dorr mechanism which is all mechanical and a circuit board that appeared to be easy to repove then unplug old wires and plug into new control panel. That circuit board IS the control panel you are speaking about.................right?



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It seems that the control needs reset, to reset press these buttons 3-4 times in sequence HIGH TEMP WASH- HEATED DRY- HIGH TEMP WASH- HEATED DRY. You can also press and hold the AIR DRY/RINSE ONLY button for 15-20 seconds. After doing this if the issue remains then the control needs to be replaced. Please let me know if you need more help.

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    Daniel Scott Nov 11, 2010

    To reset press and hold the AIR DRY button for 15 seconds. Another way of resetting is to press these buttons in sequence NORMAL WASH-QUICK RINSE.

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Nov 12, 2010

    Replacing control is only other option.

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Nov 12, 2010

    Sorry for late depends on how good are you with electronics...

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Nov 12, 2010

    Yes you are right



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