Model #66516299402 Kenmore Elite dishwasher

  • Door And Panel Parts
    3 Results
  • Control Panel Parts
    3 Results
  • Door And Latch Parts
    3 Results
  • Lower Washarm Parts
    3 Results
  • Heater Parts
    3 Results
  • Fill And Overfill Parts
    3 Results
  • Tub And Frame Parts
    3 Results
  • Pump And Motor Parts
    3 Results
  • Upper Rack And Track Parts
    3 Results
  • Upper Wash And Rinse Parts
    3 Results
  • Lower Rack Parts, Optional Parts (not Included)
    3 Results

Question and Answers


I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher 66516299402. The Start Button flashes 3 times and won't start.


This dishwasher has 2 switches on the door latch assembly. If you did not replace both switches, then I recommend that you replace the second switch. You may be able to use the one that you took out from the other side if you just replaced one.

The image below shows a wiring diagram for this dishwasher in case you need it.

I assume that you shut off the circuit breaker when you replaced the door switch. This should have broken the door switch circuit and simulated the dishwasher door being opened. If the dishwasher did not start a cycle the first time you tried it after replacing the door switch then you could have a bad control board.

If the dishwasher did start that initial cycle but would not run a subsequent cycle, then I suspect that you still have a problem with the door switch (probably on the "line" side of the switch with the black/white and the tan wires).

If you did replace both door switches then you could still have a bad switch in the door latch assembly or you could have a bad control board.

I hope that these tips help. Reply with additional details if you need more help.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
January 18, 2011