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665.13219K901 Kenmore Dishwasher Stopping Mid Cycle


Premium Member
Mar 17, 2023
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
6-10 years
Hello all,

I'm having an issue with my Kenmore 665.13219K901 dishwasher where it is stopping mid-cycle.

Note: Before the problem started happening, I had to replace a blown thermal fuse (W10258275).

Here is a summary of my issue:
Running a fast wash or normal cycle:
Start cycle as normal (can hear filling, washing, detergent release, and draining when applicable)​
Dishwasher stops partway through cycle​
All status lights are off on the control panel​
After ~4-6min, you can hear click from what sounds like a relay and the 'start/resume' light begins flashing​
Pressing 'start/resume' will continue the cycle for a time before the same problem happening again​
Dishwasher will drain properly when 'cancel/drain' is selected​
Finding the exact state the cycle is in is difficult but my guess would be 'heated wash' based on timing the fast cycle

Relevant Findings:
Control board
Discoloration near the power circuitry and also below connectors P3,P4,P8,P9 (see attached images 'Control Board Top' and 'Control Board Bottom')​
No blown traces that I could visually see or check with a multimeter​
Wires from control board were partially embedder in the melted rubber (?) on the inside of the door (see image 'Door Inner')
Ran a diagnostic cycle which did not display any errors. No change in the dishwasher operation after running the cycle.

Other things I checked:
Heating element reads 12ohm
Thermostat reads normally open but closes when exposed to a heat gun
Thermistor reads ~80ohm at ~66°F

Based on other threads in this forum, I feel like the control board is the most likely issue. I may be over thinking it, but my main hesitation is that no error codes are thrown during the diagnostic cycle and it seems like the issue could be related to temperature. Does anyone know a way to diagnose this problem further before replacing the board?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


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In your 1st photo of the control board I see it burnt at bottom left side and very bottom, that is the culprit.

Here's the control board for your model:
WPW10285180 Electronic Control Board
Thanks for the reply! I finally tried a new board but my dishwasher is having the same issue. Any other ideas?
Here's your tech. data sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C0Y_khk4mwNKJX3CMMTplptb7NSDorzc/view?usp=share_link

Do these steps below.

NOTE 1. To invoke the Diagnostics Cycle, perform the following key presses or actions in less than 6 sec while in standby: Heated Dry ⇒ Normal ⇒ Heated Dry ⇒ Normal
--->Invoking Service Diagnostics clears all status and last ran information from memory and restores defaults; It also forces the next cycle to be a sensor calibration cycle.

Calibration cycles begin with a “sensor check” to determine whether the dishwasher has an OWI soil sensor. If the control detects an OWI, it forces two rinses to occur prior to Final Rinse (to assure clear water), then calibrates the OWI during the final rinse.

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