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how to fix a kenmore elite dishwasher w/flashing normal wash light

kenmore elite d/w
m # 665.13129k703
s # fy5103479

The normal wash light flashes constantly while the smartwash, pots and pans and china gentle lights are dimly lit. Using cancel drain or start/resume does not help either problem.

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Fred M
From the description you give most likely this problem is caused by a stuck or shorted normal wash keypad.

You will most likely have to replace the console to correct this problem but there is one thing you might try first.

With the dishwasher power turned off you can remove the console and access the ribbon connector. You can remove the ribbon and then carefully plug it back in and see if there is an improvement.

The images below will help with this.

Remember to turn the power off first.



If there is not improvement then you will most likely have to replace the console. The console is correct specific and is available with a model number from the following link:

Sears PartsDirect

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by Fred M Earned 3,489 community points in Appliances
July 22nd, 2010
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July 20th, 2010
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