Question about Dishwashers
JSROCK - Per your tip below I reset my Kenmore 15879 dishwasher ... then I got 3 more cycles before I had to reset it, then 2 more cycles and a reset, and now I can't get it to complete a cycle ....
Is it a circuit board or what? The clean light Blinks 7 times, pauses and starts blinking again. Any ideas?
The blinking "clean light" is a common problem with some of the Kenmore and Whirlpool models dishwashers. The problem is usually attributed to water supply temperatures being too low when filling. Apparently, there are some issues with the temperature sensing circuits in some dishwashers that causes an error code to be generated if a certain water temperature is not achieved in a specified time interval (this time may differ between models). There is a reset sequence that you can try to clear the fault. Push the NORMAL WASH then HEATED DRY buttons in that sequence two to three times. The unit will enter diagnostics mode, but can be stopped by pressing the CANCEL button. This will clear any existing faults and should return the dishwasher to normal operation.
I got the blinking clean light x 7 and I ended up resetting the unit and everything was fine thereafter. You can reset the unit by pressing "heat dry" followed by "normal" forllowed by "heat dry" and lastly "normal." Dishwasher reset and went through a 16 minute cycle. After that, it ran fine. here is a linked that helped me.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
Here's what I could find on the your error code:
A blinking clean light that flashes 7 times and cannot be reset, occurs when the electronic control does not detect a water temperature increase during the main wash. This could be an indication of a failed heating element, in line thermostat, electronic control board and/or wiring. This problem can also occur if the main wash pump becomes clogged and it not spraying sufficiently. I hope this helps you.
PS A faulty door latch can also cause this error code.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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