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Kenmore 665.15112K213 has lights and acts normal but will not start.

fryfoglea

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My Dishwasher acts normal all of the buttons respond correctly. The only this is when I press Start it will it does nothing. I can press start again and it flashes 3 times and does nothing.
 
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jeff1

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665.15112K213
I tried to find a tech sheet for this one online but came up empty....can you find the one that comes with the d/w?....this will have some hints and tips when a certain light is flashing.

jeff.
 

fryfoglea

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Tech Sheet is w105908874. Tech Sheet says if its doing "Won't Start and Start/Resume key LED Flashes 3 times When Start/Resume Key is pressed".
Control looks for door to open between cycles: - customer didn't open door between cycles -Door switch contacts stuck closed.
It says that to measure the resistance door switch contacts while checking the mechanical operation of the latch assembly.

What does that mean? Should I just purchase a new door switch?
 

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customer didn't open door between cycles -Door switch contacts stuck closed.
It says that to measure the resistance door switch contacts while checking the mechanical operation of the latch assembly
Door-Switch-W10274880-01563301.jpg Door switch

Ohming a 2 wire door switch...

[video=youtube;c7ADmjGIBq4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c7ADmjGIBq4[/video]

[video=youtube;DNiVyn_0qh0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DNiVyn_0qh0[/video]

Also make sure none of the plastic holder is cracked or broken.

jeff.
 

fryfoglea

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I replaced the switch and it ran good all the way through 1 time. After that it started doing the same stupid thing. Any ideas?
 

jeff1

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Check the mechanism that activates the switch....not overly common but could be a bad part.

jeff.
 

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