Model #66516973200 KENMORE Dishwasher

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Q:

my dishwasher 665.16973200 has normal wash blinking and two dashes. I've checked the door switch and it has continuity when door is closed. one time it started

A:

I understand that your dishwasher has normal wash blinking and two dashes. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I was able to locate an owners manual for you. I attached the link below if you are interested in viewing. I hope the link that I provided is helpful

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Alina F. -
January 23, 2011
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The door switches may show continuity but sometimes that breaks down under a load. The switch might be good but not making contact.

Even you said it started one time.

Be sure to close the door with both hands to make sure the door switch makes contact.

The image below contains some information on what causes the two dashes.

If consistent enough you could bypass the door switches with a small piece of insulated jumper wire and see if it works.

At leash checking the connections on the door switch would be a good idea.

Remember to turn the power to the dishwasher off first.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
January 25, 2011
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Why does my dishwasher display two dashes and won't start after replacing the Thermal Cut Off?

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The two dashes (--) will display during the soil sensing function (interval 42) if your dishwasher was operating normally. The clock countdown will begin once the cycle variation has been determined.

The double dashes "--" can also indicate a stuck or shorted key pad or ribbon connector. I recommend disconnected the ribbon connector and reconnect it and check operation. There is no reset sequence. You should also check the door switch operation to confirm voltage to the control board on the Tan wire. Recheck all the connections on the control board.

I assume you are pressing the HI TEMP SCRUB, AIR DRY, HI TEMP SCRUB, AIR DRY to put the unit into the Rapid advance service feature and diagnostics cycle. To rapid advance the cycles press Pots and Pans/Heavy or Anti-Bacteria/Cookware or the Start Key.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
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my dishwasher M# 665.16973200 has a blinking wash cycle light and two dashes in the view window. I have tried to put it in the wash cycle only to have it start hours later in the middle of the night. Is there a code I need to use to clear it?

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Dennis2513 -
January 22, 2011
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Where can I get an instruction sheet 8193997 for my Kenmore dishwasher model 665.16973200?

A:

The instruction sheet 8193997 is shown in the first image below. It is just a notice that indicates that the new element and the control board that comes with the element kit must both be installed in the dishwasher at the same time to complete this repair. I provided a procedure for accessing and replacing the control board in the second image below. Be sure to shut off the breaker to disconnect electrical power to the dishwasher before beginning this procedure. To replace the heating element, you will need to remove the heater element nuts that are underneath the dishwasher tub. You may be able to reach these nuts by removing the bottom front kick panel as shown in this link for your installation guide: Installation Instructions If you are not able to reach the heater element nuts, you will need to shut off the water supply (electrical supply should already be off) and reverse the installation instructions provided above to pull the dishwasher out from under the cabinet. Once the heater nuts are removed, you can pull the element up and out of the bottom of the tub from the inside of the dishwasher. Replace the element and properly tighten the heater nuts. Be sure to check for leaks after replacing the element.

I provided the other document that comes with this heater element kit in the third image below. It is a revision to the technical information for the dishwasher.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 29, 2009

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