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Kenmore... | Answered on Nov 20, 2020

hello there and welcome to fixya
Could you tell me if the machine has this issue right before the mid cycle rinse or just after this and does it have any noise or does it just shut down There are a few things you can check I will walk you through each step as we go ok
I just need a little more detail.

Kenmore... | Answered on Nov 04, 2020

Common solutions for: Kenmore Dishwasher will not start. The door switch prevents the dishwasher from running and working while the door is open. If the door switch is defective, the switch will stop the dishwasher from running even when the door is closed. If the thermal fuse has blown , it will prevent the dishwasher from starting.
Make sure your dishwasher is fully and also securely plugged in and that the circuit breaker switches haven't been tripped. .It also houses the door latch switch that provides the power to the dishwasher controls. If the dishwasher door isn't closed properly, the dishwasher won't receive power to finish a wash cycle You could call a repair person that fixes dishwashers to have a look at it and see what the problem is with the dishwasher

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 05, 2020


My Kenmore Elite water softner won't allow me to adjust salt level anymore. I filled up to level 7, then tried to add salt level nothing happen. I tried to push the minus sign to see if it works, nothing. What should i do? Now i have flashing light indicates low salt level eventhough the tank is full.

Kenmore... | Answered on Aug 24, 2020

Push the heated/dry button on the dishwasher for 4 seconds and that will unlock the dishwasher. This is just a safety feature that allows you to lock the dishwasher to stop kids from pushing buttons.
If that doesn’t’ work they will send out a tech to fix it.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 30, 2020

Kenmore... | Answered on May 09, 2020

Pre-wash may be compromised and a new power circuit board may be needed.
My advice: As long as the other cycles are accurate and work as usual; Pre-wash in your sink (spray off waste material) before you place the dishes in the washer and commence cleaning. Its best to wash off food and other material before washing in the machine to avoid clogging the drains and pump.

Kenmore... | Answered on Apr 02, 2020

When the clean light flashes, it indicates a problem with the heating element or that the control board isn't getting the change in water temperature information in the expected period of time. Sometimes this is caused by a problem with the thermistor or thermostat. It could also be caused by a problem with the door switch or motor. Try cleaning the area around the latch and draining the washer after putting water in the tub. After that inspect the element for pitting or discoloration. Replace it if it is damaged. Check the resistance across the thermistor to ensure that the part is good. Check the wiring between the motor, thermostat, and heating element to the control panel for continuity and replace if there is a problem. If the rest of the parts are good, replace the control board.

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I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Kenmore... | Answered on Feb 27, 2020

check it has salt in the bottom tank. check the out pipe is not blocked or bent/twisted. check water feed is working and the filter in the line is clear. ( filter is in the machine side of the pipe you need to turn off water and remove the pipe at this end to get to the filter)

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

Remove lower basket and try again

Kenmore... | Answered on Nov 25, 2019

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