665.13104K901 Kenmore Elite dishwasher keeps stopping and blinking

toughguy5

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ok, first problem I had was the dishwasher stopping in mid cycle and the washing light and green light blinking. I pushed the button and the dishwasher started washing again, 15 to 20 minutes later it would stop and do the same thing, push the button and it would start again,

I thought maybe a bad turbidity switch, I disconnected switch and ran dishwasher it ran not the turbidity switch. then I thought it was the control board, put in new board, anddddd it happened again, I thought it was the door switch....new switch.......now I am at a loss.

sometimes the board will go out with no lights blinking, them come back on with the green light blinking. could it be the touchpad? thanks all
 

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Hi,

Check the ribbon connectors first. Look for a pinched wire.

A blinking LED over one of the keys of the keypad (or sometimes a “dead” keypad/console) indicates one or more key switch lines are stuck or shorted on the control board or the keypad.

To determine if the control board or keypad is faulty, do the following test:
Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power Open the dishwasher door. Open console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the control (at P1). Make sure all other connections are made. Put console back together. Do not close the dishwasher door. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power. Wait 5 seconds. Close dishwasher door. Monitor the control’s response.

➔If the control board board is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), it will respond by turning on the drain motor for 2 minutes. Replace the keypad assembly if the control board responds OK.

➔If the control board is not OK (still sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), then the drain motor will NOT respond. If drain motor does not start within 10 seconds, repeat or verify that all steps were followed, and then replace the control board.

Here's the control panel keypad for your model:
WPW10253579 Panel-Cntl


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

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Ok, sounds good.

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If the control board board is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), it will respond by turning on the drain motor for 2 minutes. Replace the keypad assembly if the control board responds OK.
that's exactly what happened, its the touchpad......I ordered a new one and will update when installed, Thank you Jake.
 

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Sounds good, yes let us know how it goes after you replace the control panel keypad assembly.

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hi Jake, just replaced the new touch panel and loaded the dishwasher and prayed it worked...……...ok, it started and ran good, then I was in the kitchen cleaning and the dishwasher just shutoff dead. I stood there pissed, waited and watched. then the board light up and the green start light started blinking and I pushed it and the dishwasher started again, could it be the thermal fuse? thanks.
 

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No, when the thermal fuse goes bad, nothing lights up.

Where did you get your control panel keypad assembly from?

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ordered straight from sears. and the touch panel i just replaced was doing the same thing..... that was also bought from sears.
 

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Ok, it sounds like a defective control panel keypad assembly from Sears, when I worked at Sears that was very common to get defective electronic parts, especially if the box it come in looked like it went through the wringer or the box was double tapped.

Tell them to send you another new one.

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Ok, sounds good.

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jake,

received new touch board from sears and installed it...………….having same issues where the board stops and green light blinking. I shall request a 3rd one and try it again.
 

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Ok, per the test I posted in post #2 it has to be a bad control panel, When I worked at Sears it took 4 times to get a good control panel, that's why I tell folks please don't order from Sears if you want to keep your sanity. LOL

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Sounds good, yes keep us posted.

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Mr.Jake,
ok, new touch board installed today, ran dishwasher and it ran for awhile and then stopped and then the green light was blinking and I hit the blinking green light and it started up again, WTF is wrong with this dishwasher?
 

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That's very odd, Check the wiring that goes down the door to the bottom, you may have a frayed or shorted wire were the door bends at the bottom of the door.

Jake
 
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