20 Most Recent Kenmore 24 in. 16332 / 16334 / 16339 Free-standing Dishwasher Questions & Answers


Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the water temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible. Now try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues.

Now check the Powder soap by making sure that you store your soap in a dry environment and it is not stale and clumping together. Possibly try a different detergent like a liquid or gel. Also, make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.

To check the proper filling dishwasher will fill with water up to and around the heating element. If water is more below the heating element, you may have low water pressure or a problem with the fill valve. Try & listen if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.

For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks. Also make sure that the water is draining and is not accumulated in the dishwasher, if it is in dishwasher then check for clogged drain hoses and drain pump.

Low water fills are a very common trouble maker with today's dishwasher.

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Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

To clear the indicators
Press CANCEL before starting the dishwasher to clear all options
and cycles.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009

We had the same problem. It appears that the water has to heat up before th washer will cycle. It takes about five to ten minutes and then it should work. If not- ask again.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 14, 2009

Check your thermal fuse. It will be inside the control panel, clipped to the control board somewhere. It's usually a white plastic square piece with two wires connected to it. The fuse should read a short. If the fuse is blown, you will need to replace it. If the fuse reads good, I would suspect you have a control board problem. Make sure you secure power to the dishwasher BEFORE you take any resistance checks, however. Even if the fuse is blown, you could still have live voltage on one side of the fuse. If you cannot find the fuse, there should be a tech sheet with wiring diagrams inside the lower kick plate below the door. This could be a tremendous help you as well. Let me know what you find.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 14, 2007


Kenmore... | Answered on May 09, 2020

Call your local service centre, or try and fix yourself depending on skill


Kenmore... | Answered on May 05, 2020

Pre-wash may be compromised and a new power circuit board may be needed.
My advice: As long as the other cycles are accurate and work as usual; Pre-wash in your sink (spray off waste material) before you place the dishes in the washer and commence cleaning. Its best to wash off food and other material before washing in the machine to avoid clogging the drains and pump.

Kenmore... | Answered on Apr 02, 2020

Try unplugging it for an hour to reset it. you can reset some by unplugging and then hold the on button as you plug it back in.

A generic way to reset at Kenmore dishwasher is pressing the "heated dry" button then the "normal wash" button then again the "heated dry" then again the "normal wash". After you press those four buttons in a row your dishwasher should begin a short 12 minutes test cycle during which the dishwasher will reset.

What is the best way to reset a Kenmore dishwasher? - Quora

Kenmore... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020

When the clean light flashes, it indicates a problem with the heating element or that the control board isn't getting the change in water temperature information in the expected period of time. Sometimes this is caused by a problem with the thermistor or thermostat. It could also be caused by a problem with the door switch or motor. Try cleaning the area around the latch and draining the washer after putting water in the tub. After that inspect the element for pitting or discoloration. Replace it if it is damaged. Check the resistance across the thermistor to ensure that the part is good. Check the wiring between the motor, thermostat, and heating element to the control panel for continuity and replace if there is a problem. If the rest of the parts are good, replace the control board.

The parts list, diagram and pricing are available here: https://www.searspartsdirect.com/model/5umy9dy54i-000582/kenmore-66517033401-dishwasher-parts . Another parts list is available here: https://www.repairclinic.com/ProductDetail/939926 .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Kenmore... | Answered on Feb 27, 2020

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

Remove lower basket and try again

Kenmore... | Answered on Nov 25, 2019

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