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We have a Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher that has the light for "Lock On" staying on. It won't allow us to turn on the dishwasher to clean our dishes. The dishwasher was working perfectly until yesterday when this light came on. Today we were able to get that light turned off by pushing the "No Heat Dry" button for 5 seconds. That worked to turn off the "Lock On" light, but we still can't get the dishwasher to go through a cleaning cycle. Today the following lights came on also, but still wouldn't allow us to clean any dishes. The "Normal Wash" and "No Heat Dry" lights came on along with the "Lock On" light.

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kcfilm

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher; Model 665.17539

I have a Kenmore 665 about 3 years old
Over the last couple months the touch pads have stopped working and I am now down to one control the water miser!
Do I need a new control pad and is that easy to install ?
Thank you for any sudgetstions
KC

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....

I just read this for the same problem: push sanitize, then heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, cancel, then open and close the door. It worked. The dishwasher is running correctly even as I type this. 

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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Anonymous

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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

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Clean light keeps blinking and I can't start a new cycle

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

Anonymous

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SOURCE: kenmore dishwasher ultra was quiet guard 3 model

that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked. However, the lock must be turned off and the Start/
Resume button pressed to resume the cycle.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. LOCK ON glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light
flashes 3 times.
NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
temporarily turn off until Lock On glows.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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