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Where is reset button on Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher?

HI. We are looking for the reset button on our Kenmore dishwasher. It's model number is 665.17769K600
Can you tell us where this is located? Thanks. Also, the dishwasher no longer turns on (of course we have checked the outlet, the fuse box, etc.) It stopped working at some point in its cycle last night. Whatever cycle it stopped at left water in it, and as I said, it no longer turns on or shows any lighting on the outside panel where you select cycles and start it. (My husband is taking it apart and he's good at this sort of thing, so I hope this can be fixed without resorting to an expensive repair bill that would probably be about the same cost as just going out and buying a new machine.) We had misplaced the manual that came with it when we purchased it (which included the wiring set-up illustrated), but just found it a moment ago. So, in addition to referring to this more complete manual and troubleshooting guide, do you have any suggestions about what might be wrong and if it would involve an expensive part/s? Also, as I mentioned above, do you know where the reset button is? It may be as simple as just hitting that!:) Thanks very much. I appreciate your time. Allison K.

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Joseph Perez
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your dishwasher, especially when you are wanting to clean the dishes. I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links provided assist you.
by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
November 16th, 2011
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

There is no "reset" button on the dishwasher. Based on your symptom and details I would assume the "thermal fuse" is faulty. The thermal fuse is part #675813 and is fastened to the side of the control board housing. The thermal fuse is in a series circuit between the door switch and control board. Follow the TAN wire connected to the door switch and it will lead you to the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse can be disconnected and tested for continuity with an ohm meter.

NOTE: Disconnect the power supply from the dishwasher before servicing.

The thermal fuse can be ordered from

Sears PartsDirect


I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.
by Joey S Earned 113,901 community points in Kenmore
November 18th, 2011
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