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Why won't my Kenmore dishwasher not let me change cycles?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
August 14th, 2009

The only cycles that will light up on the control panel of my Kenmore Elite dishwasher are Time Saver and Quick Rinse. The circle that shows the time only shows a line so you don't know how much time the cycle will take.

Dishwashers , Kenmore , Building Supplies
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Lyle W
Without a model number, it is difficult to provide you with specific advice regarding this problem. On most Kenmore Elite dishwashers, this problem could be caused by a failed control console or a bad electronic control board. Some models have a favorite cycle feature that will light up the previously used cycle automatically. If you are not able to select a different cycle, then you could have a control board that is frozen on that particular cycle. You may try

shutting off the breaker

to completely disconnect electrical power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. Turn the breaker back on and see if the control will work properly. If you still have problems, I recommend that you resubmit your question with additional details and the full model number of your Kenmore Elite dishwasher. We will be glad to help you further with this problem once we have the model number.
by Lyle W
August 14th, 2009
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