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Thread: KENMORE ELITE Dishwasher DISHWASHER Clean Light is Flasing 6 times, then 1. It wont start

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    Default KENMORE ELITE Dishwasher DISHWASHER Clean Light is Flasing 6 times, then 1. It wont start

    Model Number: 665.13153K701
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 1-5 years

    My Clean light is blinking 6 times, then 1. It will not start. Any suggestions?

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    Default Dishwasher - same symptoms

    Our Kenmore Elite Ultra wash dishwasher is doing the same thing (clean light flashes 6 times then once, no other buttons work). Another blog indicated the control board maybe bad. Have you had any responses? I'd like to find a cheaper solution.

    thanks

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    Default Clean light flashes - Dishwasher doesn't work

    From other blogs:
    Hit Normal wash (or heated wash), then heated dry. Repeat this about 5 times until all buttons light up. Our dishwasher then proceeded to work.

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    Ok, we have been over this issue many times here, its 7 clean light blinks, you include the final 1 as a total of 7.

    Here's all the threads that deal with this issue:
    clean light blinks 7 times - Google Search

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    Jake

    The 2 videos I've seen show 7 clean light blinks, pause, 7 blinks, pause, etc. I've got 6 blinks, pause, 1 blink, pause, 6 blinks, pause, etc. Could this be a different code as I've done the reset sequence several times with no luck? I've been under the impression the 7 light code came up after the dishwasher had been through some cycling, but had temperature related problems. My error comes up maybe 15 seconds after "start." All I can hear is what sounds like a relay clicking on and off a couple times. Is there a list of codes, or is 7 blinks it?

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    Yes, it could be a different code, I haven't run into this code. Whats the model# of your dishwasher?

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    Thanks for the reply

    It's a Kenmore Elite 665.13122K701

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    Shortly before I posted this AM I retried the reset sequence again and after the diagnostics light show, starting "Smartwash," but it started pumping water for maybe a minute instead of nearly immediately going to that error code clean light blink. I tried again a bit ago and it's been washing for a half hour. Knock on wood - maybe it's back to normal.

    We saw a major leak yesterday AM. The pump had somehow slipped off one side (odd) and "fill" filled the floor. No error code yet. I pulled the unit out, layed it on it's back, repositioned the pump and reinstalled. Then came the error code. Maybe water splashed on contacts somewhere causing that error code and it took 24hrs to dry?

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    Yes thats likely what happened.

    Keep your eye on it and report back if it gives you trouble again.

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    So far, so good. Thanks for your time.

    Joel

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