Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
only 2 things can cause this.
1 the control is set to lock out mode. just hold the lock button for 5 seconds and it should go back to normal mode.
or 2 the controls user interface has an internal failure. its the part that has the switches and tells the computer what to do. either way call whirlpool and see if its still covered by their warranty.
of yeah and the 3rd thing is you have no power to unit. make sure the outlet is good by trying something else in the same outlet, like a light or hairdryer.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
same thing on mine a problem has been detected with this unit. I dont know what to do with it. Jeffcornman@yahoo.com
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...
When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it stops working and locks the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element 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
-high temp wash
...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. Let it go through the diagnostic to test the function of the element.(1-2 minutes). When it finishes, open the door and touch the element to see if it is hot (be careful, it can get pretty hot so wet your fingers to avoid burns).
Once the diagnostic has cleared, you should be able to run the dishwasher as normal.
If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring).
It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).
Posted on May 04, 2009
its the power button its a common prob use a soldering iron and switch it with the load sinal button this happpens as the washer alallows moisture to get on the board as its not protected it will save u a ton of money and anyone can do it
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
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state before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.
Starting the Test Mode
?Close the door.
?PushCONTROL/ON(if present on this model).
?SelectNO SPINby pressing theSPIN SPEEDtouch-pad.
?PushPREWASH OPTIONfour times within five seconds. (If
PREWASH OPTIONis not present on this model, pressEXTRA
RINSEfour times within five seconds.) C:00 will light up on the
If the Starting procedure fails, push thePAUSE/CANCELtouch-pad,
then repeat the starting procedure.
Test Program Control
In order to advance to the next step of the test procedure, push
PREWASH OPTIONtouch-pad two times. IfPREWASH OPTIONis not
present on this model, pressEXTRA RINSEtwo times
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