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Kenmore Dishwashermodel #66513742K601

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Dishwasher start button won't work

My dishwasher (kenmore elite, ultra wash, model 66513742k601) will not turn on. The other buttons will illuminate, but no matter what, the start button will not light up.

Posted January 02, 2013


Alina, January 03, 2013

i understand that your dishwasher start button is not working. while you are waiting for an expert to respond, i have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. have a great day!

Barbara H. , January 03, 2013

it is times like these, we all mutter, if only it could talk. let me see if i can help.

since the other keypad functions light and it is the start key not working, i would start by making sure the dishwasher door is securely shut. if the door is not making connection, the dishwasher will not start. second, make sure the control lockout feature was not accidentally turned on. press and hold the heated/dry key for 5 seconds to turn the control lock feature off (or on). if these do not cure the problem, the images below will help run a diagnostic test to get the dishwasher to provide the information needed. the second image will help with a keypad test if necessary. once the diagnostic is complete, reply with the findings for further assistance. if you would feel more comfortable having a technician run diagnostics, you can schedule a technician here; sears home services .

Barbara H. , January 03, 2013

there is a problem with the images above, please click on the links below to see the correct size.

George, March 13, 2013

i just solved the same issue - it was a broken connector pin on the small circuit board that is connected between the control panel and the electronic control module. my part number was w10082756. # 3 in the diagram on this link. http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/pldm/k0912055-00002.png it is easy to check with an ohmmeter as the path from pin to pin is very obvious. i was able to repair mine, but the board is inexpensive to buy too. check parts diagram for the correct part # for your model on sears direct. good luck, gg

John , April 06, 2013

i am having the same issue: start button is not working. can anyone provide the diagnostic test procedures and instructions and results for performing this test? i see barbara h. was attempting to share this, but i dont see where there are photos or links.. thanks, jk

richard, July 04, 2014

john..did u get any help with your dishwasher?

catherine, September 30, 2014

i am not able to see the images above or the links below. is there another way i could get a copy of them. thanks.

catherine, September 30, 2014

i am not able to see the images above or the links below. is there another way i could get a copy of them. thanks.

Frank, February 18, 2015

this is the same issue i'm having, too. the door is closed properly. the lock light is not lighting up, so i presume it's not locked. i'm looking for the same information john and catherine are looking for. lots of things i've read online says it's the control panel itself. the board looks ok. before spending on a new control panel, would like a way to test. thanks in advance!

Jim, December 24, 2015

i need to see the diagnostic manual for the key pad. the copy attached to the back of the kick plate was removed during installation. i assume that is what barbara posted above but the image is inscrutable. will someone who has the document, please scan it and post the link to this forum or if it already exists on the internet, will someone please post the link. i would like to test the switch ribbon and button switches with a multi-meter.


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