Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers
Kenmore dishwasher 665 Lock on light
You may have a stuck button as this will cause flashing of lights, try pushing button and see if it returns if not strike lightly above it with plastic spoon etc.
If this does not work u can buy the control panel from Sears for 190.00 but first go to searspartsdirect.com then type your model no. In required space click on shop parts on appropriate model, then go to troubleshooting then to won't start, then go down to how to replace control panel.
According to instructions you will only need torx screwdriver and less than 30 minutes to replace.
Locked light is stuck on
Are you pushing the button repeatedly or pushing it once and and holding it on for 4-5 seconds? Just push and hold it on for a few seconds till the lock light goes off.
Built-in dishwasher. dishes not clean,
The white residue is from the new environmentally safe soap. Check
your soap and see if it is phosphate free soap and that will be your issue. Also
either you have hard water or you're seeing either calcium or lime deposits. You
should use the jet dry for every load. There should never be any suds in a
dishwasher. Do not use liquid dish detergent for the dishwasher.Try running a
load without dishes, using vinegar, or a bottle of Dishwasher Magic. Another
possibility could be you're not getting enough water. The level should be close
to the heater(check your tech sheet to be sure). The water temp should be at
least 140 deg.F (no matter what the box says) Also, use a good brand of
detergent (Cascade) and be sure your wetting Agent dispenser is full. (jet
dry)You should not have to pre-wash your dishes..just scrape them well.The
detergent actually needs some dirty dishes to work properly..fats, protien,
etc. to make up 1 more chemical for the detergent.Another important step is to
run the hot water faucet before running your d/w to "purge" the cold
water out of the line.
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Ishes don't come clean in dishwasher
If the water inlet
valve is fine and it fills with water then the issue seems to be with the float
switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found
inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that fills the dishwasher
lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for
the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby
shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may
interfere with dishwasher's filling and/or draining ability. Use voltmeter to
test the switch. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Take each probe and
touch them to one switch terminal each. This should produce a reading of either
zero or infinity. Continue to touch the probes to the terminals, and press down
on the switch's button. The reading should change to the opposite extreme. If
the switch fails either of these tests, you should replace it. Hope this helps...please post back for
Hello, the normal wash light keeps flashing. i
when the normal light on your LED touch pad panel is flashing, that means that your LED panel is defective. Check in your owners manual to find out if there is any limited warranty on the part. The LED (depending on the model nmbr) is covered with full warrranty within 1 year of purchase and again depending on the model numbr, there are limited warranties for up to 5 years.
I purchase a house
Usually the knob can be pulled out to shut the machine off. Then you can rotate it to the off position.
Also opening the door will shut it off. Try these things. It does not sound like it is broken.
Thed dishwasher goes through the
Welcome to FixYa.
With the symptom you`ve described, "The dishwasher goes through the wash cycle but doesn't wash No water sprays at all" this is most likely a plugged up sump or a worn chopper/impeller...but likely just clogged.
The first place to look for a remedy is the sump-well, wash pump area. You`ll need to remove the lower spray arm and then the filter below it.
1 ) Remove the turbo wash tube if applicable to your model, it pulls off, i.e.
2 ) Spray arm removal. hold the center nut and spin the arm.
3 ) Now you can remove the upper spray arm supply tub or referred to sometimes as "rear feed cap".
a ) lift to depress the rear tab, i.e.
b ) Then twist the feeder to the right ( clockwise ), i.e.
4 ) Now you can remove the center nut...
Then remove the four # 20 torx head screws holding the filter in place, and lift the filter out.
Below the filter you`ll find either alot of food debris, garbage etc. , but also a cover with either a single #15 torx head screw or it will simply be held with a lock tab which must be pushed to one side and the cover will pull straight up and out. ( I haven`t gathered my own photo`s of this area yet, soon to come )
Now you should see the chopper and screen assembly, it to can be clogged up pretty bad, clean it best you can...you don`t really want to remove this part.
If my explanation is not clear enough, here`s a link which provides a pretty good video of how to do this, these guys aren`t pro`s but the "how to" video is pretty thorough nonetheless.
Let me know how you make out, please keep me informed if you need further assistance or anything is unclear.
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It not clean disheswell
It may not be your dishwasher, it may be your water! I had the same problem with my Kenmore,only it was a Stainless Steele. Try the Dishwasher Filtertraion System, It has helped ememsly. Look it up at; Dishwasherfilter.com
My Kenmore built-in dishwasher is
Sound like the inlet water valve is to blame here - or else the main controller board relay is not telling it to open. Further testing will be necessary to determine which is the cause.
If it is the board - you are better off getting a new machine.
The valve can be had for around $25.
go to repairclinic.com and enter in your exact model number for replacement parts.
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