Model #66516269400 KENMORE ELITE Dishwasher

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Q:

Upper rack dishes in Kenomre Elite Dishwasher do not get clean. I replaced the pump but it did not fix the problem 66516269400

A:

Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more than happy to assist you. I can understand any frustration you may have experienced with regards to your unit. Let’s see what we can do for you.

Generally speaking when a dishwasher is not cleaning well and leaving food particles is because a lack of water, using too mush detergent or a partially restricted chopper blade. I recommend adding about a quart of water manually after the dishwasher has finished filling with water and start the dishwasher and listen for difference in the sound.

If it sounds like it's pumping/spraying with more force; replace the water inlet valve on the dishwasher. If it's getting enough water or if by adding water does not improve the pump pressure then there could be partial blockage of the chopper assembly.

Hope this information has helped you. If you are not comfortable doing this repair you can click here to schedule a technician or call toll free 1-800-469-4663. Again, thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com.

 

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Samantha A -
Sears Technician
November 10, 2014
Q:

I have a sears elite # 66516269400 dishwasher. It has always worked fine , but yesterday it won't start ,other button flashes but the start button Does not star

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the "Clean" light is flashing, the control did not detect a water temperature rise in the heated cycles. The dishwasher will not operate until the failure has been diagnosed and the diagnostic cycle is started.

The control is programmed to stop the current cycle and not allow any further cycles if it suspects a faulty heater (no temperature increase detected in heated intervals). The control will blink the Clean LED 7 times in repetitive fashion and disables the Start/Resume key until cleared.

According to the technical data sheet, to start the diagnostic test that will normally clear the flashing "Clean" light, press Heated Dry - Normal - Heated Dry -  Normal in less than 6 seconds and then let the dishwasher run for at least 5 minutes. Then press the Cancel/Drain button and then let the dishwasher time out. This procedure should be started while the dishwasher is in standby. The dishwasher should now operate normally again unless it does not detect a temperature rise during the water heat cycles.

The heating element could be faulty, or it could have a faulty control board or the high limit thermostat could be open breaking the circuit to the heating element. The heating element and the high limit can be disconnected and tested with an Ohm meter. The heating element should measure 10-30 Ohms of resistance and the high limit should measure infinity/closed.

If you are able to cancel and select any cycles and it will not start, it could also have a faulty door latch switch preventing the dishwasher from starting. 

NOTE: Disconnect the dishwasher from the power source before servicing. 

 I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

 If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.


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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 27, 2013
Q:

Kenmore elite 66516269400 panel not responding

A:

I can appreciate your concern over any damage that might have occurred from the power outage you experienced.  Have your tried turning the breaker off to the unit for at least 5 minutes? This action will reboot your unit back to it's factory settings.  That technique is your best chance of resetting the unit.   Otherwise, I might suspect the thermal fuse.  I have located a link that will discuss your situation in more detail. 
Click here to view the link.  Though this link discusses a different model number,
the mechanics are likely going to be very similar.Keep in mind that an expert will be
responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and
instruction. I hope this information will be helpful and have a nice day.

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Henry -
July 25, 2013
A:

Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com. I understand how frustrating it can be when the dishwasher doesn't work. Based on your power surge and the symptoms you've described, it sounds like the thermal fuse in your control board has burnt out. This is assuming your panel is not lighting up. You can try to unplug the machine for 5 minutes to reset the system. I have included instructions below on how to replace your thermal fuse if you find that it is burnt out.
SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

1. Turn off the dishwasher breaker in your service panel.

2. Open the dishwasher door and remove the screws from the inside of the control panel securing the panel to the front of the dishwasher. Close the dishwasher door and remove the control panel.

3. Press the tabs on the left side of the control board cover to release them. Insert a flat-head screwdriver through the hole on the bottom of the panel to release the tab on the bottom of the control board cover. Use the screwdriver to also release the two tabs on the right side of the control board cover and then remove the cover. Alternatively, some Kenmore models have screws that secure the control board cover to the dishwasher, rather than tabs.

4. Locate the old thermal fuse, which is clipped to the side of the control board housing and has two black wires connected to it.

5. Cut the wires connected to the thermal fuse no more than 1 inch from the fuse itself.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services
I have included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link below to be taken to the page.
Thermal Fuse Kit for Kenmore Dishwasher Model # 66516269400
If you have further questions please let me know. Thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
July 25, 2013
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