20 Most Recent Kenmore 16919 Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers


Run the washer on some empty cycles with the cleaning solution/powder/tablets you usually use. Also rinse the dishes etc before you put them in the washer

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017


Hi,


Residue on your dishes can be caused by inadequate drainage of the machine. Most new machines are pumping the gray water through 6+ feet of hose to an air gap,(that chrome thing next to your faucet) and then on in to a disposal or right into the sink drain plumbing. The problem is occurring when the pump finishes and then all of the gray water remaining in the 6 feet of hose flows back into the machine!!! So in a nut shell you are never getting all of the dirty water with its associated food particles(which tend to collect in the bottom of the machine due to this feature of gravity ) The ONLY way to fix this problem and get your dish machine to drain everything all of the time is to re-route the drain connection to a point lower than the pump in the bottom of the machine.

Also the problem can be caused for hard water and there is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system. it actually filters the water going into your dishwasher and leaves your dishes spot free. after the first load i was amazed that the white film was gone and my dishes were sparkling. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com

Also its possible you have a low water fill problem or maybe a water temperature problem. The water should be at least 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit to start with. Gel soaps can cause a lot of problems with scum and leaving a white residue, mostly when there is not enough water in the dishwasher. After it fills there should be water almost up to the heating element.

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Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010


Hello there
If your dishwasher's cycle times are too long, check these: Water pre-heating Cycle not completing Water pre-heating Your dishwasher may pre-heat the water. If so, and if the water entering the dishwasher is cool, the heater may take up to half an hour to heat the water. To avoid the wait, increase the incoming water temperature before turning on the dishwasher. Do that by running the kitchen sink faucet until the water runs hot. Or increase the temperature of the hot water to the entire house at the hot water heater. Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Jul 19, 2010


I've tried the NOHEAT button but I just get a few blinks on the lock light and the problem persists.

Any Ideas?

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Feb 21, 2009


I fiked my problum of the Control light staying on...on the inside door it says press and hold the no heat button for four seconds. I did that and it fixed the control lock light and washer is now fine and working. Save myself some money

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Feb 03, 2009


It is/was the detergent that was used to wash the dishes with.

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Feb 01, 2009


I had this problem and the drain hose had become disconnected. I had a flooded basement.

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009


Check that the door is closed, and ckeck the door sensor. if the door sensor is OK, you may need to replace the cycle timer.
See also suggestions here.


Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Oct 08, 2008


If it is not overfilling, and then leaking, the whirring noise can be a defective water inlet valve, that stays stuck on open, see here : It's overfilling

If it is not overfilling, the two problems may be unrelated, and the noise can be froma foreign object inside the object trap.

See here about leaks and noise

It's noisy

It leaks

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Oct 08, 2008


YOUR MAN WAS OF ABSOLUTLY NO HELP IN SOLVING MY PROBLEM. I ENDED UP CALLING SEARS AND THEY SENT A TECH OUT. YOUR MAN SAID TO TAKE THE DISHWASHER OUT AND TURN IN ON IT'S BACK AND I COULD ACCESS THE PUMP. THE TECH SAID THIS WAS NOT TRUE. YOU CAN ACCESS THE PUMP FROM THE INSIDE OF THE DISHWASHER. IT IS APPARENT TO ME THAT YOUR TECH HAD NO IDEA ABOUT THE MACHINE. AS IT TURNED OUT, THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE DISHWASHER. IT HAD A KINK IN THE DISCHARGE HOSE.....P

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Jul 21, 2008


The blinking buttons indicate the buttons are bad. The console will have to be replaced.

Kenmore 16919... | Answered on Jun 02, 2008


check it has salt in the bottom tank. check the out pipe is not blocked or bent/twisted. check water feed is working and the filter in the line is clear. ( filter is in the machine side of the pipe you need to turn off water and remove the pipe at this end to get to the filter)

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

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