Model #66516519201 KENMORE Dishwasher

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Q:

Why is the "Clean" blinking on my dishwasher and why won't it start?

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The blinking clean LED indicates the dishwasher did not detect a temperature rise of the wash water during the main wash. When the clean LED blinks 7 times the dishwasher ceases to operate until the control board is reset by running a diagnostic test.

A heater fault detection program has been added to the electronic control to monitor the operation of the heater. If a temperature rise in the water is not detected during the first 8 minutes of the beginning of the main wash, the dishwasher will shut down.

A fault will be indicated if:

  • A 2°F increase in the water temperature is not obtained when the inlet water temperature is greater than 90°F or a 4°F increase in the water temperature is not obtained when the inlet water temperature is less than 90°F.
If the correct temperature rise is not detected, the dishwasher will drain and blink the clean light 7 times signaling a heating fault. The detection will be ignored if the temperature is out of its normal range of 64-160 degrees? Fahrenheit or if the door is opened during the first 8 minutes of the main wash. This is to prevent a false detection.

Possible causes that could keep the water from properly heating:

  • Failed Heating Element or an open heating element circuit (heater, thermostat, or wiring)
  • If the Neutral side Door Switch is not closing (check switch and door latch assembly)
Note: The Neutral side door switch is only used for heater circuit.
  • Water not coming in or lack of water (check inlet valve circuit and water pressure)
  • Lack of water circulation (pump motor or restriction in circulation channels)
  • Siphoning of water during fill (check drain hose for proper installation)
SOLUTION: Troubleshoot the dishwasher for possible cause. Perform repair accordingly. Reset the electronic control by initiating a diagnostic cycle.

The service diagnostic cycle is activated by pressing the following keys respectively: Heated Dry-Normal-Heated Dry-Normal and then allow the dishwasher to run about 2 minutes. Press Cancel/Drain and allow the dishwasher to complete the cycle. Once the dishwasher completes the cycle the dishwasher will operate normally unless it does not detect a temperature rise in the main wash at which time it will begin flashing the "Clean" LED again.

If it continues to flash the "Clean" LED, I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dishwasher.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 09, 2009
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It worked! I did the button sequence, and the washer worked on the first try

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John -
October 16, 2010
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The button sequence worked for me. My dishwasher is running--it's music to my ears. Thank you.

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echanty718 -
May 06, 2011
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So far so good..the button sequenced worked like a charm and for the first time in weeks my dishwasher has started a cycle. I am holding my breath to see if it continues...I will report back when I know for sure it is working.....

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Anonymous -
June 04, 2011
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what buttons would I press on kenmore dishwasher model 665.165.19201 which doesnt have weated dry button?

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ed -
November 05, 2011
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Ed: You model washer does have a reset sequence to clear the flashing "Clean" light. What is your symptom? The sequence of button to push to run a diagnostic test for your model is High Temp Scrub---Air Dry---High Temp Scrub---Air Dry or Sani Rinse---Air Dry---Sani Rinse---Air Dry. I recommend replying with the symptom for specific information.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 08, 2011
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So far so good! Thank Joey S.

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jennifer -
January 23, 2012
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Whining Noise

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A dishwasher is one of the most used appliances in the home so when it stops working this can be a hassle. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an excellent link in where you can enter your appliance model number and a parts list diagram will pop up. This may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below.

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Joseph P. -
January 09, 2012
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The image below will be of help to you.

The sump and motor can be removed without removing the dishwasher from under the counter it will help. There are three tabs that hold the sump/motor assembly. With these tabs removed the entire sump can be pushed up and removed from inside the dishwasher.

Remember to turn the power to the dishwasher off first.

The 2nd image shows how to remove the spray arm and get into the sump. You might want to do this to check for foreign material (plastics/bones) in the sump causing the noise.

I hope this helps. You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
January 11, 2012
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replacedelectronic control panel in my Kenmore dishwasher and it doesnt work . Light blinking under clean

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I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Kenmore Dishwasher. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links provided assist you.

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James -
November 05, 2011
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Hi Ed,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I assume you replaced the control board (part number 8564542). A blinking led indicates a shorted or stuck key. I recommend following the procedures for checking the console (see images below). Please perform the diagnostic tests detailed here and report back with your findings.

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 .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct .

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

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
November 06, 2011
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Try the LED test. All work . Ran the dishwasher again . Same thing happened . Run for approx 20mins. then the cancel light goes on and the clean indicating light starts blinking (sequences of 7 blinks ) then wash stops. Something making it cancel madway through wash cycle. Can this be a defective electronic control/board panel that I just replaced? This is exetremely frustrating. Please help!

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ed -
November 06, 2011
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Ed, On some of these dishwashers the clean light blinking 7 times indicates a heating fault. The tech sheet for this dishwasher does not mention the clean light. I am sending the remainder of the tech sheet to the email address you registered with on Manage My Life. I recommend checking the door switch first. If the door switch (there are 2 door switches on the plastic tub dishwasher) is loosing contact during the cycle, typically the dishwasher will stall and the LED for the cycle that is being ran will flash. You can bypass the door switch(es) and start a cycle. If the entire cycle runs without failure, you need to replace the door switch(es). If the dishwasher fails, there could be a wiring issue, or the control you replaced may be faulty. I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
November 07, 2011
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Couldn't read the tech sheet you sent . Too small. When I checked the door switches they look like they are making contact. How do I bypass the door switches to see if this is the problem? Thanks

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ed -
November 07, 2011
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Hi Ed, To bypass a door switch, disconnect power to the dishwasher and then disconnect the wires to the door switch. Tape the black/white wire to the tan wire, and if this is a plastic tub tape the white wire to the white/violet wire. Reconnect power to the dishwasher and start a cycle with the door closed. If the dishwasher runs the cycle, you need to replace the door switch(es). I sent a portion of the tech sheet in the image below. I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post. Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
November 08, 2011
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I dont think its the door switch because when I replace the control board with the old original one it works and goes through all cycle (except it runs too long) I had sears send me another new control board but the same thing happens when I run it. it washes for about 15mins and I get the blinking light as I did with the first replacement board. Could it be any other part the would cause the problem I'm having? thanks

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ed -
November 21, 2011
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Hi Ed, You are most likely experiencing a thermal hold. Run the hot water at the faucet closest to the dishwasher until the water is at its hottest, then start the dishwasher. If the dishwasher still runs long, follow the directions for "long cycles or stuck in certain parts of cycles" I included above. I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
November 22, 2011
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