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Manage My Life

diagnostic sheet on kenmore dishwasher

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
January 22nd, 2011

i have a 2004 kenmore dishwasher that is not working. model no is 665.16019402. on the front of the dishwasher shows a green light blinking. it will blinks 7 times and then pause and start blinking again. can you please tell me what the green light means or what wrong with my dishwasher..thansk

Dishwashers , Kenmore , Appliances
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Fred M
The blinking 7 times indicates the control did not see any water heat during the cycle.

The most likely cause of this problem is the heating element being bad but there are some other things to consider.

When you enter and run the test the control should then allow you to use the dishwasher.

What you want to focus on during the cycles that run is does the water get heated up. At the end of the cycle the dishes should almost be hot to pick up. You might see steam from the vent. I would suggest running a cycle with water heat such as High Temp wash or a Sanitize cycle.

If the heating element doesn't work then the problem can be the relay on the control or the hi-limit thermostat.

Try the test and see what you find. If the unit doesn't heat then it will most likely stop working again.

Try the test and give me a reply with any additional details you find out. If you have a meter then this is likely a problem you can fix as a do-it-yourself project.
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by Fred M
January 22nd, 2011
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afritz afritz
I understand that your Kenmore dishwasher is blinking a green light 7 times. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below if you are interested in viewing. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.
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January 21st, 2011
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