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665.12793K311 Kenmore Elite Cycle Issue - Dishwasher will stop during the cycle and you need to press start again to restart

Trixie12

Premium Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2012
Messages
9
Location
Oregon
Model Number
665.12793K311
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Hello There,
Have a question about this dishwasher. Just started today during a cleaning cycle. The dishwasher will stop during the cycle and you need to press start again to restart. All panel lights start blinking as well. Will only run for a brief amount of time before repeating the issue over again. Happens with every cycle. Smart wash, quick rinse, normal cycle. I don't know the age of this machine as it was here when we moved in.
Been reading other posts here and have not found an answer.
Don't wish to start replacing parts until I know what exactly is causing the issue.
Appricate any help anyone can provide.
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Messages
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Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Your model has the problematic door vent that can cause this issue.

Do this first--->Disconnect all the wire connectors to your door vent and see if it runs through a complete cycle.

Start reading what bigbuck said at post#18 here:

Your model uses the exact same door vent. If it runs through a complete cycle and everything is back to normal, then order and replace the door vent assembly.

Here it is for your model you can order:
WPW10469574 Vent


To access the vent assembly you will need a T-15 torx screwdriver: Remove 4 screws (long) across top of door, then remove 10 screws (short) on the sides, then the outer door panel pulls off.

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Trixie12

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Messages
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Location
Oregon
Jake & Bigbuck,
Thanks for that information. Disconnected that wire today and closed everything back up. Dishwasher is running just fine now thru the normal cycles. Will order that part and replace it. I'm thinking the filter also needs to be changed also. Does anyone know the correct part number?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Messages
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Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Excellent, glad to hear its running through the complete cycle once you disconnected that door vent wiring. Yes, the new door vent will fix it.:)

Here's the filter for your model you can order too:
Pump Filter W10872845


Let us know how it goes when you get the new door vent installed.

Jake
 
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