Model #66516953000 Kenmore Elite dishwasher

  • Door And Panel
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  • Control Panel
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  • Door And Latch
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  • Lower Washarm
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  • Heater
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  • Fill And Overfill
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  • Tub And Frame
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  • Pump And Motor
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  • Upper Rack And Track
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  • Upper Wash And Rinse
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  • Lower Rack
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  • Miscellaneous
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Question and Answers


Dishwasher stuck at 42min left


Hi Jason,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

This is most likely due to a heating issue. 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. Typically this will be indicated by the clean LED flashing when the dishwasher stalls. This issue can be caused by;

  1. An open component in the heating circuit (heater, thermostat, or wiring).
  2. Neutral side door switch failure (check switch and door latch assembly). Note: Neutral side door switch only used on plastic tub models.
  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).
  6. Low fill water temperature. The incoming water temperature below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (Run the hot water until it is at its hottest before starting the dishwasher or raise the water temperature on the water heater).

You can try to reset the electronic control by initiating a diagnostic cycle. I am including the diagnostic routine in the images below.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.


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Landell -
Sears Technician
January 03, 2012

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