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water pump out or not going into the pump cycle could be a timmer problem or some thing stuck in drain hose to despoial or could be the plug in the despoial if a new one was just installed

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010


1. not enough water gets into the dishwasher. open the dishwasher 3-4 times during cycle, you should see some (quite some) water at least once, if not - check water valve, water level float and water pressure.
2. the pump is clogged - there is water, the motor will run but no water is circulated. Check pump filters, check chopper and impeller.
3. motor in main pump is not working - could be caused by something stuck on the impeller or chopper or could be a problem with the motor itself or control board. Check if line voltage is coming to the motor during wash/rinse cycle.

Good luck,
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Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010


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Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 07, 2010

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Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

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Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 05, 2010

The /RESUME light flashing constantly means that there is either have a bad door switch or a touchpad failure.
In some case the problem is a faulty control board.
The control board cannot be returned.
I suggest replacing control pad first, this is a common failure, you can return the pad if that is not the problem. Ask to the part seller for conditions.

Before replacing parts try the following reset sequence (button dance)


High Temp , heated Dry

High Temp , heated Dry

High Temp , heated Dry

Do the key combination in rapid sequence. If you succeed, the light will turn off. If there is a fault, the light will come back at next cycle.

There is one year warranty on your dishwasher. Contact Sears to verify warranty status or to order parts.

You can find parts and diagrams on the Sears website listed on link below.

Where do I find parts and diagrams?

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 27, 2010

problem is hard water. go to www.dishwasherfilter.com and get their filter. guaranteed spotless dishes

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 10, 2010


To unlock it just press and hold "heated dry" option for five seconds. Now the unit will be unlocked and you can start up the process.

Thank you !!

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jun 21, 2010

Hello Lily - You could use the machine this way, afterall all that could happen is for the cover to come loose and end up in the bottom of the machine.

That said, why not remove that broken screw with a small pair of vise grip pliers, available at most hardware stores, Valu, Home Depot etc. These pliers are adjustable and will actually pinch the screw tight enough so that you can easily unscrew it. Then replace the screw, a common item once again available at most hardware stores. J.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010


This hammering is usually from restrictions in the water line or inside the valve on the machine itself.

Try taking the water line off of the machine(with the water supply turned off) then disconnect the line from the dishwasher and flush water into a bucket from this line until it runs clean. Reconnect, if it still makes the noise you will need to replace the inlet valve on the dishwasher. Let me know if this was helpful or if you have questions please.

Thank you

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010

The problem is hard water. www.dishwasherfilter.com has a great new product out that will solve this problem once and for all. It filters the water entering your dishwasher and leaves your dishes looking amazing. They even have a money guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Check it out. You will love it.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on May 26, 2010

the spring that tensions the lid is broken or otherwise not working. I would look at the hinge side of the dispenser and see if spring is still intact. When you release the lid, it should snap open without much difficulty so if it doesn't do that, then I would suspect the spring.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on May 12, 2010

these have a fuse behind the panel

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on May 09, 2010


The flashing light indicates that the control did not sense a 3 degree temperature rise with an 8 minute test. There are many reasons this could happen with a working heater. I put together a page that shows the reasons and you might be able to do about it and again how to reset the control so you can use it. Depending on how deep you want to dig into the issue or get a new one is up to you. I would weigh in how much you like the current machine overall against how much a new trouble free unit might be. The best one out there today in my book by far is the KitchenAid,

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on May 07, 2010

Check for plugged drain hoses in your dishwasher, also make sure that the pump is working correctly

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on May 06, 2010

may be the pump is not developing enough pressure. Contact service center or check the pump if you can. If pump has capcitor run motor try checking the capacitor too.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 29, 2010

replace the wter conduit that runs up to the top and center spinner arms,after while these plastic conduit outlets get worn by water going thru them and leak past the o-rings installed on them

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 15, 2010

sounds like you need the touchpad for your dishwasher

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 30, 2010

This is a sign of poor rinse.

Check to see if at the end of the cycle there is water at the bottom of the washer. If ther is the machine might not be draining .

Most machine have a screen at the bottom of washer to screen out trash, check it.

Be cautious there may be sharp debris in the area.

Also some of the machines have screens at the bottom of the washer.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 24, 2010

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