Model #66516034401 Kenmore dishwasher

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  • Door And Latch Parts
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  • Heater Parts
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kenmore dishwasher not working (clean indicator light flashing)


Thank you for your question and I understand your concern. Based on the model number provided, if the "Clean" light is flashing 7 times, then repeats, then the problem is likely a faulty heating element or possibly the neutral door switch is not closing and completing the neutral circuit to the heating element.

The clean LED blinks 7 times and the dishwasher ceases to operate.

  • This condition can also apply to a dishwasher that has had the electronic control replaced.

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 degree increase in the water temperature is not obtained (inlet water temp greater than 90 degrees F) or a 4 degree increase in the water temperature is not obtained (inlet water temp less than 90 degrees F).

If the correct temperature rise is not detected, the dishwasher will drain and blink the clean light 7 times to signal to call for service. The detection will be ignored if the temperature is out of its normal range 64 - 160 degrees F or 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:

  1. Open in Heating Element circuit (heater, thermostat, or wiring)
  2. Neutral side Door Switch not closing (check switch and door latch assembly) Note: Neutral side door switch only used for heater circuit
  3. Water not coming in or lack of water (check inlet valve circuit and water pressure)
  4. Lack of water circulation (pump motor or restriction in circulation channels)
  5. Siphoning of water during fill (check drain hose for proper installation)

You can 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 for 1 minute and then press Cancel/Drain and let the drain cycle time out and then open the door and shut it and it should operate normally unless it does not detect a rise in the first 8 minutes of the main wash and which time it will happen again.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 20, 2011

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