Question about Kenmore 15894 Built-in Dishwasher
When you try to select a cycle it lets you push air-dry but then it automatically selects the time saver cycle and I cannot get any other cycle. It also looks like it is looking for a cycle when it just starts it does not put the time for the process immediately it has little lines that go around in a circle like it is looking for a time. Please give me an idea of what the problem is and how to solve it. Thanks Carol Bloch
Carol, sounds like a stuck or shorted keypad on the overlay giving you problems. There has been over 13 service flashes out on this model concerning different issues. I recommend you call Sears and see if your problem would be covered under one of these service flashes. If you get a smart tech, he would be able to charge it back to the manufacturer. If you can't get anywhere with them, I will give you the part number for the overlay...Catriver..post back.
Posted on Oct 24, 2006
Tips for a great answer:
If clean light is blinking then it may be an
issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump, please reset the power to
the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error.
If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing
this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air
Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub,
energy saver dry or High Temp Wash-Heated Dry-High Temp Wash-Heated Dry .
Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button
and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this doesn't work then it's an
issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or
due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open
circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater
using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use
multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure
is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post
back if you need more information.
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