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Why does the LOCK ON light keep blinking on my Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher Model 665.15779?

Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher Model 665.15779 LOCK ON light blinking on control panel, unable to use washer. If buttons were locked, LOCK ON light should be lit continually not flashing. If you press and hold NO HEAT DRY button to disengage lock, nothing happens. If you press the CANCEL button it begins to blink in unison with the LOCK ON light. How can I stop the light from blinking to allow button function again?

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Korinna Sierra
Normally, the lock light will be turned on solid when the control is locked. To turn it off, press and hold the NO HEAT DRY or AIR DRY button for 4 deliberate seconds (or until the lock light turns off). The light will blink if a key is pressed while the control is locked. You may have a stuck key on the keypad that is preventing you from unlocking the control. You can try disconnecting electrical power from the dishwasher by shutting off the breaker. After 5 minutes, turn the breaker back on. See if the dishwasher will work properly or see if you can unlock the control. Disconnecting power can sometimes clear a stuck control board. It may not work, but it is worth a try. If these tips don't help, it is likely that you will need to replace the control console on the dishwasher. I recommend calling a service technician to complete this type of repair.

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by Korinna Sierra Earned 16,292 community points in Kenmore
March 3rd, 2010
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