Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
I did not select the delay start. In fact, I've never used this button. It just showed up today when I was choosing a cycle. No separate cancel button on this machine except for the STOP, which can be pressed twice to cancel cycle selection. It does not cancel delay start but turns power off, including all panel lights. Doesn't matter which cycle I try. Pushing Start and Delay Start at the same time does not help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: WASHER WON'T START
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Posted on Sep 05, 2008
This is very likely due to a bad main electronic control board but the only way to know for sure is to do some electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter and the wiring diagram located within the appliance. If possible use the meter and the wiring diagram to check input/output voltages looking for discrepancies between the diagram and the actual meter readings.
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Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Hi, Unplug the unit from AC power for 30 seconds to 1 minute, This should reset it back to the defaults. Good Luck!
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I had this EXACT problem this morning and ended up calling the Sears Home Central Team out (I have an extended maintenance agreement). This is an error code that CAN BE RESET by the end user (you and me!) and doesn't need a repairmain. Here's what you do:
PRESS AND HOLD the START and CANCEL BUTTONS.
The four lights above the START button will begin to flash.
Continuing holding the START and CANCEL button and "spin" your wash selector knob to "SPIN".
Release the START and CANCEL buttons and Press the START button.
This will RESET the error codes within the system and allow you to "cancel out" of the DELAY START.
IF the error codes are "bad ones", then the system will stay locked and you'll need to call a repairman; however, this "fix" should work for MOST of the routine system error codes.
Worked on mine and we're a happy washing family once again!!
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
The light flashing it is not an error code. The dishwasher tries to drain because you press the pause button. When you press pause, if there is water Cancel/Drain glows, the dishwasher pauses for about 5 seconds and starts a 2-minute drain . When the dishwasher drains all the water the light goes off. If the light stays on, then the dishwasher cannot drain either because of a problem with drain system or because of a defective control board.
If the appliance does not even start cycling, there is noise, and there is water inside the appliance, then the problem is drain/overflow. If there is no water, start checking from the overfill switch.
If the dishwasher bottom looks dry either there is water trapped in the corners or in the bottom panel, or the drain hose is set incorrectly, and water is flowing back from the drain line, triggering the overflow device. If there is no water and drain hose is fine you will check the overfill device for faults.
Pull out the dishwasher and check the drain hose height and elbow. Ensure that settings are as specified in the user manual. If elbow height is incorrect you get water flowing back from drain inside the dishwasher. That is detected as overfill.
Remove the drain hose and put it in a bucket, then try tilting the dishwasher 45 degrees backward, secure it safely (ask help if needed) and start cycle, so that water trapped at the bottom can be released. Put the drain hose to correct settings and put back the appliance in place if this solves the problem.
If that does not help, then parts must be tested.
Check the drain well again.Open the housing, and remove water present in there . The overfill switch is connected to the float and can also be responsible of the problem. The switch itself can be tested jumping its contacts or using a multimeter to read Ohms at switch contacts. With contacts jumped no overfill will be detected and machine will start working (stop cycle manually after machine begins filling).
If that does not help, go for the rest. Do not replace parts without testing. Check again inlet hose, check spray arms and impeller. Next step would be reading volts from CCU (central control module), and eventually replacing the control module
Test first the drain system, which is the possible culprit.
Disconnect power before performing any maintenance operation.
Posted on May 30, 2011
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