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Kenmore Ultra wash Quiet Guard3 dishwasher wont start

Pressing any wash cycle lights up correct lights but start won't light up and machine won't start when start light is depressed and eventually wash cycle lights go off - machine often 'locks' and is unlocked by depressing that area until it unlocks - that action does not help this problem - any suggestions?

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Posted on Feb 26, 2008


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SOURCE: Kenmore ultra wash quiet guard 3 dishwasher problem

call sears, 1-800-4MY-HOME. They have a trouble-shooting department that will get rid of this problem. It is caused by water temperature being wrong at the start of the cycle.... blah, blah, blah. The representative will tell you to push a certain set of buttons in a certain order and that unlocks the dishwasher.

Sorry I don't know the sequence

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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According to my ultra wash dishwasher you have to hold the no heat dry button for 4 seconds and that is how you lock and unlock the control panel

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dishwasher - Flashing Lights - wont start

Is the clean light blinking 7 times? If so this means you have a problem with your heating element

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore dishwasher has stopped draining.

remove the kick panel below the door, place a pan, etc under where the drain hose connects to the drain extension tube, and slide the clamp back some so you can slide the hose off of the extension tube (white plastic tube) and drain any excess fluid into the aforementioned pan, etc., then unscrew the extension tube and check for plugs, or restrictions.
the sump may also be pluged beneath the strainer assembly, and that requires removing the lower spray arm, the water tube that runs up the inside back of the unit, and the upper parts of the assembly below them to access the drain/pump sump area.
last but not least the impeller is jamed and might be able to be freed by removing whatever has lodged within there..
ya never know...
best of luck,
ttfn

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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