Kenmore  Dishwasher  Error Codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with Kenmore dishwashers with a model number that begins with 665, which is the Voyager series. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes troubleshooting help for dishwashers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find dishwasher replacement parts

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
Clean light blinks 7 times Heater circuit failure. Control didn't detect the expected rise in water temperature when the heating element was energized to heat water during the cycle. Check the heating element and related components (wiring and control board) in that circuit
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Heating element, Electronic control board, Thermistor, Circuit wiring
Console light blinks rapidly The control detects a stuck button on the control panel. A failed control panel or a bad electronic control board can cause this code. Check the buttons on the control panel using a volt/ohm meter. In most cases, the control panel needs to be replaced.
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Control Panel, Electronic control board
Start/Resume light blinks slowly If the dishwasher door is opened or power is interrupted during the cycle, the dishwasher won't start again until the door is detected as closed and the Start/Resume button is pressed. Check the door latch and switch assembly. A failure in the Start/Resume button also can cause this problem.
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Door switch assembly, Control panel, Electronic control board
Clean light stays on The dishwasher won't start a new cycle unless it detects that the door opened after the previous cycle. Turn off power to the dishwasher by shutting off the breaker and restarting. If that does not work, the door switch assembly is stuck and must be replaced.
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Door switch assembly
Control lock LED is on but not accepting key presses Accidentally turned on or control detected keypad problem. Press the Heated Dry key for 5 seconds to turn off control lock feature. If that doesn't work, replace keypad.
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Keypad
Sanitized LED blinks at end of cycle Control could not confirm Sanitation achieved. Check voltage to the dishwasher and the temperature of incoming water. Check the diverter motor, the heater and the OWI/thermistor
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Diverter motor, Heater, Thermistor