20 Most Recent Kenmore 24 in. 16332 / 16334 / 16339 Free-standing Dishwasher Questions & Answers


Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the water temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible. Now try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues.

Now check the Powder soap by making sure that you store your soap in a dry environment and it is not stale and clumping together. Possibly try a different detergent like a liquid or gel. Also, make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.

To check the proper filling dishwasher will fill with water up to and around the heating element. If water is more below the heating element, you may have low water pressure or a problem with the fill valve. Try & listen if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.

For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks. Also make sure that the water is draining and is not accumulated in the dishwasher, if it is in dishwasher then check for clogged drain hoses and drain pump.

Low water fills are a very common trouble maker with today's dishwasher.

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Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

To clear the indicators
Press CANCEL before starting the dishwasher to clear all options
and cycles.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009

We had the same problem. It appears that the water has to heat up before th washer will cycle. It takes about five to ten minutes and then it should work. If not- ask again.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 14, 2009

Check your thermal fuse. It will be inside the control panel, clipped to the control board somewhere. It's usually a white plastic square piece with two wires connected to it. The fuse should read a short. If the fuse is blown, you will need to replace it. If the fuse reads good, I would suspect you have a control board problem. Make sure you secure power to the dishwasher BEFORE you take any resistance checks, however. Even if the fuse is blown, you could still have live voltage on one side of the fuse. If you cannot find the fuse, there should be a tech sheet with wiring diagrams inside the lower kick plate below the door. This could be a tremendous help you as well. Let me know what you find.

Kenmore 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 14, 2007

see your instruction manual and go to the section troubleshooting and fix it.
if you do not have the i.manual download for free www.retrevo.com or www.fitness.manualsonline.com

see the diagram

God bless you

Kenmore... | Answered on Jul 23, 2019

Hey, I have a 5 year old Kenmore Elite dishwasher also. Mine started acting up and couldn't figure out why. I finely unplugged it for an hour and plugged it back in, it reset the Electronic broad inside and will work till it happens again. I tried tracing the wires down with the wiring Schematic and couldn't find anything like some kind of fluke some how but unplugging it and waiting works for my problem so who knows it night do it for you and save some big bucks. It's only happen maybe 5-6 times in 3-4 years since new and was out of warranty of course, but I trusted Kenmore for years and years but it works fine after doing that and I'm not calling a repairman for it. I hope it might help, like I said who knows right. Okay. Ben

Kenmore... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019

soap dispensers open electrically, ether with a motor or solenoid. Ether that device is bad or a wiring problem or the control unit.

Kenmore... | Answered on May 27, 2019

it would be improbable that you put too tall an item on the top rack every time you wash, but it is also impossible to check without a see thru tub. Just make sure there are no tall items and maybe lower the top rack.
Some dishwashers have the top arm on the bottom of the rack and use a connection in the back when the rack is pushed in. If yours does make sure it isn't deformed and not making properly.

Kenmore... | Answered on May 27, 2019

a number of possible issues.
1. door sensor not allowing it to start
2. it is starting but there is no water flowing == water supply or vavle
3. corroded connections = water vavle or other places
4. control unit.

Kenmore... | Answered on May 27, 2019

I don't know that I would call it "normal", but it's certainly not surprising. The typical life span of any major appliance is probably in the neighborhood of 12 to 20 years, and electronic components are often the first to fail. Watch for a sale on a new dishwasher (especially a model that may be a year or two old) and dig out your wallet.

Kenmore... | Answered on Apr 26, 2019

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