Question about Kenmore 24 in. 15079 Built-in Dishwasher
I have a Kenmore Elite, Model # 665 stock # 15979. The Lock-On light flashes but the unable to Un-Lock it. When I press Canel both lights flash, unable to canel it unless I open the door. when I reclose it the Lock-On flashes. How do I reset it, tried disconnecting power still does the same. What can I do now other than call Services Pete
I had the same problem and searched the forums for an answer. The simple solution is to press the NO HEAT DRY button for up to 10 seconds - but this didn't work for me. So using a T15 torx wrench I removed the inside panel, and the panel cover to expose the control board. I pulled off, and sprayed WD40 on all 10 plastic fittings and replaced panel. Pressed the cancel button and then all the lights went off. Now I could press the wash cycle selection, dry selection, timer and start. It works!! I read that this is only a temporary fix and may need to be repeated. When this remedy quits working, the control panel can be replaced from searsparts direct for $107.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
The best solution I've found, is to unplug it, pull it away from the wall. Get someone to help you carry it out to the garage. Get the Sears Repair Kit ( 8 pound sledgehammer). Beat the **** out of it until you start feeling better. Then drag it out to the curb for the garbage man. This fix seems to work every time!
Posted on Dec 15, 2012
I held down the lock button for 20 seconds or so. It turned off the child lock.
Posted on May 14, 2010
This is the biggest piece of **** i have ever wasted money on. supposed to be a child lock, guess what, have owned the dishwasher for three months. tried the child lock for the first time and does not lock the door, so child can open door while running and thereby getting a face full of scalding water, but only locks controls. turned it on and now will not unlock. stuck with a major load of thanksgiving dishes. Thanks ONCE AGAIN Sears. You ****
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
Others have tried this and I thought they were nuts but we were ready to buy a new one and ended up taking a hammer and nail and hitting it quite a few times to the Lock On button making a very small hole. It worked! Adding a picture of my hammer and nail. Dishwasher now doing a regular wash.
Posted on Sep 05, 2018
A small nail and a hammer fixed mine, I tapped the nail into the lock on light and it killed the light. Following the press and hold for 10 seconds and turning off the breaker didn't work. After trying all other recommend solutions, I was ready to toss the dishwasher, so I figured what have I got to lose. The dishwasher came with the fixer upper house we just bought so I have no idea how long since it was used. I have run it thru all cycles and it work"s great
Posted on Mar 17, 2018
Mine is doing this.. I found on the internet it could possibly be the thermostat.. it locks down when the water temp isn't properly regulated.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Literally drove a nail into the lock on light. I am relieved and so disappointed that this actually worked. Seriously...
Posted on Jun 26, 2019
Sometimes it just that the child lock feature has gotten turned on. You have to turn it off. Nothing to troubleshoot, it's just a feature the user may not be familiar with. On our machine you press the 'Top Rack Only' button for 3 seconds to turn it on and off.
Posted on Mar 10, 2017
My quickrinse light flashes and answers
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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