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The CL button is flashing on my display and I cannot select a wash cycle. I put my palm on the display inadvertently.

Kenmore Model no.796.3142

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You enabled the Control Lock function; this is useful when you clean the control panel. It also keeps children from changing the settings when they shouldn't. Press and hold the Control Lock (bottom right of the Options buttons on the left side of the control panel) for 3+ seconds. You should hear a beep or see a change in the display message. If you hold the button too long, the control lock will toggle off and then back on. See https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1214570/Kenmore-Elite-796-3142.html?page=22 for the description of the Control Lock.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Nov 21, 2021

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This one is from the link above and credit to:

Natasha12,November 17, 2014

Thank you for choosing Searspartsdirect.com and being a valued member. I can certainly assist you in locating the diagnostics for your washer.

ACTIVATING THE SERVICE
DIAGNOSTIC TEST MODES
1. Be sure the washer is in standby mode
(plugged in with all indicators off).
2. Perform the following sequence of
movement using the cycle selector knob.
NOTE: AFTER RESET, sequence "a" through
"e" must be completed within 6 seconds.
RESET - Rotate cycle selector knob
counterclockwise one or more clicks
to clear sequence.
a. Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise
one click and wait ½ second.
b. Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise
one click and wait ½ second.
c. Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise
one click and wait ½ second.
d. Rotate cycle selector knob
counterclockwise one click and
wait ½ second.
e. Rotate cycle selector knob
clockwise one click.
?Successful activation of Diagnostic Test
Modes will be indicated by all status
LEDs (except for Lid Locked) flashing
ON and OFF in half-second intervals.
NOTE: LED names may vary between
makes and models.


FAULT CODE DISPLAY MODE (Pgs 6-7)
To access fault/error codes, perform steps 1
and 2 of Activating the Service Diagnostic Test
Modes. Turn the cycle selector knob until the
status LEDs or display correspond as follows:
?"Done" LED On, "01" Displayed on 7-segment
01
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Display Mode. The status LEDs will flash
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7-segment (if display exists).
1. To view last 4 fault codes:
? Turn cycle selector knob clockwise to view
fault codes in the order of most recent to
oldest. (Refer to Fault/Error Code charts
on pages 6 & 7.)
NOTE: A fault/error code will be removed
from memory if it does not reoccur after
10 consecutive wash cycles.
2. To clear fault codes:
? Turn cycle selector knob until the status
LEDs flash ON and OFF or "cl" is displayed
on 7-segment. (See figure 2, page 2).
?Press and hold START button for 3
seconds to clear all fault codes. Press
POWER to exit Service Diagnostic Mode.

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I have a ton of service info on Bosch so it`s best I post you an exert from the service pdf`s I have on my PC which will explain the meaning of "CL" and then go from there. This is not a common indication of a control problem, but it could be a problem with the plastic casing which houses the control, we`ll deal with that later.

I`ve underlined the section pertaining to the "CL", this is for the SHU68** dishwashers only.

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First depress the On/Off Button until it locks in place.

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check this out from your manual...

Lock On
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Hi nicciwonnaco,

The "CL" code is not an error! This means "Child Lock".
Try buttons "dry" & "spin" together for a few seconds. This is the child lock display.
Or press "end of cycle" for over 5 seconds. 
Or press "options & select" till the light goes off.

Regards
R.K.
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