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My best guess is the door latch or door latch switch is not working properly. Once the unit is full of water try holding the door shut tightly if the unit runs by doing this check the top rack and make sure it is completely seated to the back. I have found a knife or fork tangled in the top rack and letting it seat, also the alignment of the water line for the top rack. If it does not run with what I have suggested, it will be time to start checking the mainboard operation.
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Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

Either the dishwasher is not level (it might be leaning forward), or else the door seal is bad. There's a couple other things that could cause it to leak too, like too much water going in; water not draining completely out between cycles; too much soap, etc.

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Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

Check the center wash arm assembly. If the center wash arm isn't getting water, all of the dishes in the upper rack will come out dirty. Check to be sure the center wash arm assembly is mating properly with the water supply nozzle in the back of the dishwasher. Also check to be sure the little holes in the center wash arm aren't clogged or blocked. * Run empty cycle using vinegar and baking soda lime scale problem will resolve.

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Nov 13, 2013

that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked. However, the lock must be turned off and the Start/
Resume button pressed to resume the cycle.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. LOCK ON glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light
flashes 3 times.
NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
temporarily turn off until Lock On glows.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Jul 02, 2013

sound like you have a few things going on there.there is a float switch which is located at the front right side of dish washer, make sure this floats freely . also sounds as through your drain line may have become plugged. Ease to fix , remove the line and hard line from the pump with a set of plyers. and remove the debris from the diaphram within the hard line.. before starting this be sure to remove as much water from within the dishwash, easiest way is to use a shop vac.

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Jul 26, 2009

The thermostat could either be mounted underneath the dishwasher or behind the door panel.

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Jun 17, 2009

replace control board

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on May 10, 2009

found out that the problem was the float was stuck. Onceloosened the dishwasher worked fine. thanks Greg

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Mar 23, 2009

A few numbers are missing from the end of model number you provided but the part you're looking for is called the "inlet hose".
If you can get the rest of the numbers, I can get you the exact part number if you need it.

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Feb 21, 2009

do you have 120 to the thermal fuse? if you do then you are probable having a problem with the neutral. the other thing to check is the connection at the bottom of the dishwasher the neutral is probably melted. you would have to resplice it

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Dec 22, 2008

Yeah, I have a similar problem. I tried to go into a suggested diagnostic run, but that didn't yield anything. I tried pushing the Sani-Rinse and Air Dry buttons back and forth a number of times. Didn't help.
At first I thought the lock-on had accidently been engaged, but disengaging the "child lock" doesn't help. The lock-on light comes back on and sometimes blinks rapidly. I"ve counted around 7 rapid blinks at times and 3 rapid blinks at other times--in case that makes a difference. The control panel doesn't work--in other words, the dishwasher does not start, even when I can successfully get other lights to come on. I don't want to spend >$100. for a new control panel if that is not really the problem.

Kenmore 15912... | Answered on Nov 08, 2008

check it has salt in the bottom tank. check the out pipe is not blocked or bent/twisted. check water feed is working and the filter in the line is clear. ( filter is in the machine side of the pipe you need to turn off water and remove the pipe at this end to get to the filter)

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

You need to remove the arms and check the nylon bushing in the centre. Also check that all of the holes are clean, especially the ones at the outer end as they are the ones that make the arms spin. They should spin freely by hand and not stop for a few seconds.

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 06, 2020

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