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This is a job that you can do, but take your time. First there is a pedal repair kit that you will need. I have attached a link that will help you with that.

As the compactor is heavy be careful not to damage the floor when you remove it and of course make sure it is unplugged before starting for safety. I recommend sitting it on a packing blanket or rug. Then remove the kick/toe panel and follow the directions in the repair kit. Plug in and test before reinstalling.


Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

The most likely culprit is the heating element. Most of the time with a close visual inspection you will find a burn spot on the element. If that is not the concern, unplug the unit for safety, then unplug the heating element and using an ohm meter you can test the element. Of course you need to do a visual inspection of the wiring as you access it. If the problem is not found yet it will be time to disassemble the door and start testing the computer. I do recommend an authorized repair company do the work depending on your experience.

I hope this helps

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

Not using all the buttons from time to time can be a problem as moisture can get into the contacts and corrode them. Depending on the model the contacts may be cleaned instead of replaced.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

There are a couple of possibilities. To test first unplug the unit for safety. then you must disassemble the door. Inside the door you will find the computer and attached to the computer you will find a thermal fuse. Testing that fuse would be my first check and if it is good checking the computer and door switches would be next. This would be best done by an authorized repair company. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=kenmore+dishwasher+replacing+the+thermal+fuse&view=detail&mid=FD3B9503B85F5329C756FD3B9503B85F5329C756&FORM=VIRE

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

Without hearing the noise I would guess the bearings in the wash pump are going bad. This an issue that happens from time to time especially if the dishwasher sits idle for longer periods of time and something that does need attention as it could start leaking water and do floor damage.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

if it is fiberglass and you are good at using that fiberglass patch kit, you could try it, but I would not attempt it -- the water damage you are not aware of over time can be both extensive and expensive.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 09, 2019

Try pressing the Start/Cancel button first

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 02, 2019

see your instruction manual and go to the section troubleshooting and fix it.
if you do not have the i.manual download for free www.retrevo.com or www.fitness.manualsonline.com

see the diagram

God bless you

Kenmore... | Answered on Jul 23, 2019

Hey, I have a 5 year old Kenmore Elite dishwasher also. Mine started acting up and couldn't figure out why. I finely unplugged it for an hour and plugged it back in, it reset the Electronic broad inside and will work till it happens again. I tried tracing the wires down with the wiring Schematic and couldn't find anything like some kind of fluke some how but unplugging it and waiting works for my problem so who knows it night do it for you and save some big bucks. It's only happen maybe 5-6 times in 3-4 years since new and was out of warranty of course, but I trusted Kenmore for years and years but it works fine after doing that and I'm not calling a repairman for it. I hope it might help, like I said who knows right. Okay. Ben

Kenmore... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019

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