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Why does the LOCK ON light keep blinking on my Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher Model 665.15779?

Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher Model 665.15779 LOCK ON light blinking on control panel, unable to use washer. If buttons were locked, LOCK ON light should be lit continually not flashing. If you press and hold NO HEAT DRY button to disengage lock, nothing happens. If you press the CANCEL button it begins to blink in unison with the LOCK ON light. How can I stop the light from blinking to allow button function again?

Dishwashers , Kenmore , Washers , Appliances
7 Answers from these members:
Robert Briggs
by Robert Briggs Earned 57 community points in Dishwashers
February 1st, 2017
kmhastings kmhastings
Can you explain how this works? My washer is the Kenmore 655 Ultra. I took the control panel apart today. Behind the lock light is simply a ribbon and it's not even that close to the outside "button". It doesn't make sense how the nail trick would do anything. I'm desperate so I may try it, but I'd love to understand. Thanks!
Seth Deal
I tried everything to fix the blinking lock light and nothing worked. Took a nail to the light gently while the breaker was turned off. Reset breaker and boom dishwasher is good as new. Killing that light must bypass an error on the board and allow it to function properly. I will continue to use my dishwasher at no cost to me until another part of it fails! It has served me well for 15 years and will continue to do so thanks to Robert Briggs!
Brock Alexander
Please do not try the nail.
Pierre Rochefort
Thank you Mr Briggs! Since I did the nail job on my lock on light, the dishwaher is working fine aganin, Already four wash since!
Adam Corn
Whooo Hooo!!!! IT WORKED!!! Thanks MR BRIGGS!!!
4 votes
pierre leclerc
by pierre leclerc Earned 33 community points in Dishwashers
October 8th, 2017
Betty Plowman
Yes, the nail worked. Found out the new control panel would cost over $400.00. Ordered a new dishwasher, finally found a hammer and figured nothing to lose. Dishwasher is running perfectly
2 votes
Korinna Sierra
by Korinna Sierra Earned 16,110 community points in Kenmore
March 3rd, 2010
Answered in 9 minutes
christine filer
Wow thank you so much! I thought i tried everything. This worked!!
1 votes
Tracy Schwartz
by Tracy Schwartz Earned 18 community points in Kenmore
January 3rd, 2016
1 votes
Rusty Williams
by Rusty Williams Earned 27 community points in Washers
May 10th, 2017
1 votes
Bobby Shamblin
by Bobby Shamblin Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
June 4th, 2016
0 votes
Georgi Snyder
by Georgi Snyder Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
July 3rd, 2017
Pierre Rochefort
We say «Kenmore». Have you read the other answer before askinf yours?
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