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Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash 665.13153K701 turns off in the middle of a cycle

Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash 665.13153K701 turns off between 17 and 20 minutes after starting a wash cycle. It sounds almost as if someone pulled the plug. It goes silent for about 5 - 10 seconds, then the cycle lights flash and the stop/start light flashes as if the door had been opened. You can press the start/stop button to restart the cycle, but it goes off after about 1 - 2 minutes and the same events happen. Water is still in the bottom of the washer and you must press cancel/drain to empty it. I have tried different cycles, but the same thing happens each time.

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Manage My Life
A dishwasher is definitely something we depend on and when it begins to malfunction it can be a huge inconvenience.  While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached a helpful link below that may provide information to assist you with your question.
by Manage My Life
March 7th, 2013
Answered in 14 minutes
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Lyle W
You could have a problem with the door latch assembly or a loose wiring connection. That link for a previous answer that Yadira B. posted in the above response discusses a similar problem on a dishwasher. If the dishwasher appears to be completely loosing electrical power, you can

shut off the house circuit breaker to disconnect electrical power

and check the wiring connections at the junction box as shown in the video provided in that previous answer.


If you find no problems with the wiring in the junction box, you can open the console and check the wiring connections on the door switch and the electronic control board (

with the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher still shut off

). Remove the screws from the inner door panel to release the console.


If you find no problems with the wiring connections or the door switch, then you may need to replace the electronic control board. I recommend that you have a service technician examine the dishwasher and complete that type of repair. You can schedule service through this link: 

Sears Home Services Dishwasher Repair.  


If you find the cause of your failure and need parts, you can order them from this page: 

Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model 665.13153K701 Repair Parts.

 Be sure that you

shut off the house circuit breaker

to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components and replacing parts.


If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further. 
by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
March 9th, 2013
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by MARIA UBEDA Earned 7 community points in Kenmore
September 21st, 2014
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