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My Kenmore washer control panel is unresponsive to any button pushing or attempts to enter the diagnostics mode. Any suggestions for reviving my washer would be welcomed. See more detail below.

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Tom Zwiebel

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SOURCE: push start button on control panel - machine does not start

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



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SOURCE: a problem has been detected with this unit i need know how to enter my Service Mode Diagnostics

same thing on mine a problem has been detected with this unit. I dont know what to do with it.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009



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SOURCE: clean light blinks 7 times continuously

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
-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

...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).

Good luck!

Posted on May 04, 2009


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SOURCE: my kenmore elite oasis washer will not turn on. I

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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SOURCE: My Kenmore elite HT 3t front loading washer

Press and hold 'dry' & 'spin' that should unlock OR Try holding the "end of cycle" button down for 5 seconds.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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Resolution: Error code F-01 can be caused by a power surge or other electrical anomaly,attempt to return the washer to operation by following the Hard Reset procedure below.
To clear and restart the control follow the below listed steps:
  1. Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.
  2. Reconnect the unit to the power source by turning the breaker back on or plugging the unit into the wall outlet.
  3. Wait for another 30 seconds to allow the control to recognize all components.
  4. Press the Pause, Cancel or Stop button twice to clear the display.
  5. To test operation of the washer,select Drain & Spin cycle, then press and hold the start button until the machine starts.
If the cycle does not start, there may be an internal component failure that requires service by a professional technician.
Note: General information for resolution is based on information provided in question. Please contact a repair technician if problem persist. Call Sears Repair Service 1-800-469-4663
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LOC means it thinks the control panel is locked. This gives the ERR indication when you push the buttons. To unlock it you need to hold down the Options and Select buttons together until it reacts.

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