Having problems with your Kenmore 24 in. 16023 Built-in Dishwasher ?

Clean Light is flashing

\015 I have a Kenmore model 665. 1602 stock number 16023. The clean light is flashing and the unit will not start. The troubleshooting section of the manual says to call a service tech to check the heater circuit. Does anyone have any other information on this problem?\015

Answers :

If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...

When\015\012the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will\015\012stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all\015\012buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the\015\012element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.

To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash
-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

...all\015\012the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic\015\012cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2\015\012minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

If\015\012the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit\015\012(ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could\015\012also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed\015\012(slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door\015\012when you close it).
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