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two lights flashing on Kenmore dishwasher


I bought a kenmore dishwasher last year (model # 665.1389, 665.1321). All of the sudden, I have 2 lights flashing (normal wash and cancel). I called Sears but, all they want is $$$ and more $. This situation really agravates me because I don't know anyone who buys appliances to replace them in one year. If this is the case, I didn't have to search for brand name, prices and so on...

Does anyone know what causes the lights to flash like that please?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.



Dishwashers , Kenmore , Appliances
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afritz afritz
I understand that you have two lights flashing on your Kenmore dishwasher. 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. Have a great day.
by afritz afritz Earned 46,230 community points in Kenmore
June 30th, 2011
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Hello Ludie,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I am sorry you are having problems with your dishwasher.

The model number you gave me is actually 2 different model numbers, 665.1389XKXXX and 665.1321XKXXX.

These are similar enough that we can troubleshoot them with this information, but the correct model will be important for parts if needed.

Most likely you have a bad keypad. I am including the troubleshooting section from the tech sheet in an image below. The diagnosis of this issue will require the use of an ohm/volt meter and you will have to perform ohm checks and/or live voltage checks. If you have an ohm/volt meter and are confident in your technical abilities, please reply below and I will be happy to give you the checks.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

by Manage My Life
June 30th, 2011
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Thank you so much for your reply Landell! And thank you Alina for your suggestions.
I will follow the directions and keep you guys updated.

by Manage My Life
July 1st, 2011
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