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665.12093K210 Kenmore dishwasher arms not rotating

Liz Powers

Jun 8, 2019
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
6-10 years
Dishwasher arms are not rotating, water sounds like it’s just pouring out of somewhere. I have no clue what I am doing but watched some videos and took out the dishwasher and tried testing some parts with a multimeter. I replaced the pump motor because it seemed to not register on meter (didn’t really know what I was doing) and it is doing the same thing. Super discouraged and wish I had a husband to fix crap. I am moving out in 3 weeks and my son’s band is moving in (God help my neighbors) and I can’t leave them without a dishwasher!


Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Jul 11, 2006
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
When you start a normal wash cycle there's a short pump out then the fill cycle. Listen for the fill cycle to end then open the door and check the water level in the tub. Close the door and resume the cycle. Can you hear the motor running? Check the holes in the spray arms and make sure they're not clogged. Check for any error codes.

This is for a similar model but I think it will work for yours: To invoke the Diagnostics Cycle, perform the following while in standby

■ Press Start key to wake up control panel.

■ Press any 3 keys in the sequence 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3 with no more than 1 second between key presses.

■ The Service Diagnostics Cycle will start when the door is closed.

■ Invoking Service Diagnostics Cycle clears all status and last run information from memory and restores defaults. It also forces the next cycle to be a sensor calibration cycle.

■ Drain and wash motors will pulsate on and off.

■ Last Run cycles and options returned to default.

■ Last Run Delay returns to the lowest delay increment.

■ Calibration cycle may force an extra rinse to occur prior to final rinse (to assure clear water), then calibrates the OWI and the fill amount during the final rinse.

■ Operating state returns to Standby upon completing or terminating the Service Diagnostics Cycle.

■ The Diagnostic Cycle has 27 intervals and starts in interval 27 and ends on interval 1. The total time is about 25 minutes.

■ Interval 27 turns all the LEDs on as a display check. Interval 26 turns off all LEDs during pause prior to displaying error codes.

■ Intervals 25 - 24 - 23 - 22 are for error codes, newest to oldest.

■ NOTE: Some models have replaced "CLEAN" with "COMPLETED"
The Clean (or Completed) LED will flash the error codes in two parts. The Clean LED will first flash the function code, pause for 2 seconds then flash the problem code, pause for 5 seconds then repeat three times unless advanced by Start key.

■ If there are no errors, Clean or Completed LED will stay on solid for 5 seconds.

■ Interval 21 is a 10 second pause and the Hi-Temp LED will be blinking. Press the Hi-Temp key to clear customer history and error codes.

■ Intervals 20 to 3 is the service diagnostic cycle.

■ Intervals 2 and 1 are for any error codes found during the service test.