Question about Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher
The dishwasher is a Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet guard 3 (white) I started, thought it washed and completed a the cycle but when I went to get the dishes out. The dished had not been washed and the light on the panel was blinking clean. I am not sure if someone had opened it to put something in it and didn't close it all the way or what. I tried canceling it and such and nothing would work and clean light would continue to blink. I even tried shutting of the breaker for an extended period of time but the clean button still bllinks.
Puppa, clear the fault by pressing the keys in this order: high temp scrb--air dry--high temp scrub--air dry. Or, depending on your model..Sani rinse--air dry--sani rinse--air dry. The dishwasher will enter the service mode. Let it do it's thing or advance it through it by pressing the start key. The fault came from the board not sensing a rise in the water temp. Make sure to run the hot water before starting the dishwasher. The heating element runs through the nuetral side of the door switch so make sure the d/w is level and the door switches are all making. The element itself could be at fault. Catriver...post back
Posted on Apr 01, 2007
Okay, on my D/W it was Hi temp/Normal, Hi temp/Normal. I turned up the temp on my hot water tank and that worked for about 6 months or so. Then it got louder and louder and I’m back to the green blinking light. Now it fills, Goes through some of its cycles, I hear a loud popping sound, and then it drains. I think the heating element or motor is gone, Any suggestion??
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
I had the same problem: a blinking "Clean" light on a Kenmore dishwasher. Actually it would blink 7 times, then pause and repeat. Your trick to put the machine in maintenance mode worked!! The sequence I used was: Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry; Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry. It did as you said, cycled through and did its thing for about 4 minutes or so, then finally cleared the blinking green light. It is running now. Thanks catriver!! bsharpandc
Posted on Jun 27, 2007
Kenmore Ultra Wash Mod 665, 1603
HI TEMP HEATED DRY
HI TEMP HEATED DRY
It works! Thanks
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
Just saved myself $200 from the advice on this problem, plus a visit from the repairman NINE DAYS LATER....THANK YOUUUUUU!!!
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
ALRIGHT!!! You all just saved me $200 THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Oct 12, 2007
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
I just surfed in looking for a solution to my blinking green light!
HI TEMP WASH+ HEATED DRY+HI TEMP WASH+ HEATED DRY= NO BLINKING GREEN LIGHT!!
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
Thanks to all of you. With your help I found the solution to the same problem for Kenmore Limited Edition: High Temp Scrub - Air Dry - High Tem Scrub - Air Dry. (This model doesn't have Heated Dry).
Posted on Sep 24, 2007
We tried this and the dishwasher starts running again, but stops before it reaches the heat-dry cycle. Initially we were told to press "normal wash - heated dry " twice....but after reading the above we tried "hi temp wash - heated dry" which seemed to have the same effect. What happens is this: all the lights go on for a few seconds, then it starts into the wash cycle but stops at the heat-dry cycle. Any ideas?
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
I did the same thing - hi temp wash, heated dry, hi temp wash, heated dry. It worked well - thanks.
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
If you post the model number of your dishwasher plus its approximate age (in years) I can help more.
But the most common cause is a weakening pump motor. On many dishwashers, the wash pump motor is also the drain motor. Replacing that motor / pump assembly will solve the problem. While you are replacing the pump, check the heating element to confirm that it is not shorted out or broken.
For now, add a cap full of bleach to the water _after_ the initial dishwasher fill cycle ends and the wash cycle begins. White vinegar would also work, but this will not fix your problem.
Posted on May 04, 2009
That is a comon problem with that model. It is not sensing a temperature change in the water.
Push i believe it is heated dry and sani rinse going back and fourth between the two to clear the code and see if you can get it to complete a cycle. If it doesnt call sears and schedule service there is a service flash repair that should not cost you anything to repair the unit.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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