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Look carefully at your dishwasher keyboard, to see what key is nearest (above or below) the lighted lock symbol. Usually it's the Heated Dry button. Whatever it is, press and hold that key for 5 seconds. That should unlock you dishwaser and you can now use it normally.

Kenmore... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019


select a feature that is not eco friendly

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 22, 2019


The manual lists that error code as faulty water supply. I am guessing your heater may be malfunctioning. Try to run it on cold and see if it works.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 17, 2019


The first thing to do is visually check to make sure the water connections from the sump assembly to the top spray arm is all in good shape and connected, also make sure the spray arms ports are clear of any foreign material. Make sure that the top rack is seating properly to the water tube in the back of the machine. If this is all good it is possible that the diverter valve is malfunctioning. If it comes down to the diverter valve I would recommend that an authorized repair company assist you as they can be a trick and quite involved.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


If you broke a glass, the odds are that a piece of glass has jammed the impeller on the drain pump and the buzzing you hear is the pump trying to run. In order to fix this the dishwasher will need to be removed and tilted back. Be careful not to damage the floor or countertop and the unit should be disconnected from power for safety. Once the unit is pulled out and tilted back the drain pump is easily accessed. Put a cakepan or something under the drain pump to keep the mess to a minimum. Remove the drain pump and remove your broken glass. If you do not feel comfortable with a job as such please use and authorized repair company.
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Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


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Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


The first question I have is did this issue start after a garbage disposal was installed? There is a plug in a new disposal that needs to be removed. If this is not the case the easiest thing to do is pull the dishwasher out. Be careful not to damage the floor or countertop. Tip the dishwasher back and put a cakepan or something under the drain pump to keep the mess to a minimum.
Remove the drain pump. Make sure you check the impeller is not loose on the shaft or broken and of course clean the ports.

I hope this helps.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


This is a job that you can do, but take your time. First there is a pedal repair kit that you will need. I have attached a link that will help you with that.

As the compactor is heavy be careful not to damage the floor when you remove it and of course make sure it is unplugged before starting for safety. I recommend sitting it on a packing blanket or rug. Then remove the kick/toe panel and follow the directions in the repair kit. Plug in and test before reinstalling.


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Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


The most likely culprit is the heating element. Most of the time with a close visual inspection you will find a burn spot on the element. If that is not the concern, unplug the unit for safety, then unplug the heating element and using an ohm meter you can test the element. Of course you need to do a visual inspection of the wiring as you access it. If the problem is not found yet it will be time to disassemble the door and start testing the computer. I do recommend an authorized repair company do the work depending on your experience.

I hope this helps

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


Not using all the buttons from time to time can be a problem as moisture can get into the contacts and corrode them. Depending on the model the contacts may be cleaned instead of replaced.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


There are a couple of possibilities. To test first unplug the unit for safety. then you must disassemble the door. Inside the door you will find the computer and attached to the computer you will find a thermal fuse. Testing that fuse would be my first check and if it is good checking the computer and door switches would be next. This would be best done by an authorized repair company. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=kenmore+dishwasher+replacing+the+thermal+fuse&view=detail&mid=FD3B9503B85F5329C756FD3B9503B85F5329C756&FORM=VIRE

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


Without hearing the noise I would guess the bearings in the wash pump are going bad. This an issue that happens from time to time especially if the dishwasher sits idle for longer periods of time and something that does need attention as it could start leaking water and do floor damage.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


if it is fiberglass and you are good at using that fiberglass patch kit, you could try it, but I would not attempt it -- the water damage you are not aware of over time can be both extensive and expensive.

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 09, 2019


Try pressing the Start/Cancel button first

Kenmore... | Answered on Sep 02, 2019

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