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"Clean light" keeps blinking; dishwasher won't start new cycle

The green "clean" light just keeps blinking. If I push all the right buttons to start a new cycle, the dishwasher won't start a new cycle. Instead the clean light just keeps blinking? Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    Clean light keeps blinking

  • edzac Jan 31, 2008

    The green "clean" light just keeps blinking. If I push all the right buttons to start a new cycle, the dishwasher won't start a new cycle. Instead the clean light just keeps blinking? Any ideas?

  • jimmyjonze Feb 16, 2008

    Clean light keeps blinking. Tried solution #2 but best solution I could not find.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    same as above

  • winsonv May 02, 2008

    I have same problem. need help pls.

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  • txqueenb1 Jun 23, 2008

    Same problem. I don't have a heated rinse button but if I push any sequence of buttons it then goes to the blinking quick wash button. no matter what I try it will not start a new cycle.

  • icrownthee Sep 04, 2008

    On my new Kenmore dishwasher, the green light just keeps blinking no matter what I push. I tried powering down for a minute and that did not work. What do I need to clean and I'll do it?

  • dawn100 Sep 16, 2008

    green clean light keeps blinking. Manual says to check heater circuit? How do i do that. How do i fix the heater circuit?

  • tanyamo73 Dec 16, 2008

    I tried the sequence normal wash, heated dry, normal wash, heated dry as well as hi temp wash, heated dry, hi temp, heated dry- none of these sequences worked. Unless I'm doing it wrong.

    The model I have is 665 16012403

    I would greatly appreciate any help, suggestions, magic tricks, anything anyone can offer. Thanks so much in advance.

    G od bless.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    our dishwasher will not start, the clean light is blinking continusly



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Close the door and to cancel that just press hi temp and hetaer dry again hi temp and heater dry and all the lights is gonna light up, it getting into test mode.
After that press cancel
Now get somebody to replace the thermistor of your machine

Posted on May 09, 2008

  • beamdirect1 Sep 07, 2011

    Thats awesome! It fixed it. thanks




Sears charged me $200 upfront the technician came and did the exact same combination of keys in sol # 3 and worked and it didnt take even a minute. I called Kenmore and Sears for help before setting up the appointment. They never offered this solution through phone. They said we have to come and take a llok. absolute rip off !!

Posted on May 10, 2008



Replace control panel /board

Posted on Mar 29, 2008


Thank you! It worked for me!

Posted on Aug 27, 2007


Close door then push heat dry then normal heat dry ld light up. then push then normal again. then push start or cancel. it will happen again because there is is a problem. the problem is with your heating element or your control board. seek a pro.

Posted on Mar 06, 2007

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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. 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.


Posted on Aug 04, 2011


SOURCE: "Clean light" keeps blinking; dishwasher won't start new cycle

It says in the manual to check the heating element.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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