Author Topic: 665.16023402 kenmore diswasher will not start  (Read 2486 times)

Offline daleebz

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665.16023402 kenmore diswasher will not start
« on: October 11, 2008, 10:24:39 AM »
i have tested both door swithes.  i have by-passed door switches.  the unit does get power because when i press the cancel button it start to try and drain.  i put the power on and used and outlet tester to see if the wires leading to the switches had power.  it did not register power.  i assume these wires are not getting power.  the switches are obviously pressed in when door closes which let the circuit be completed?  that would mean the one wire leading to a switch would be hot and one would be the return?  it should have lit up the tester correct?

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Re: kenmore diswasher will not start
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 11:55:59 AM »
You said the dishwasher will act like it wants to drain...in other words, you get some response from the dishwasher.

If it runs for a second then stops or won't fill and wash, then you have control issues, not door switch problems. Also check the float switch to see if it is giving power to the water valve to fill.


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Re: kenmore diswasher will not start
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2008, 12:35:32 PM »
If you're using one of those outlet testers with just the "light",
it won't show the Door Switch connection because it's in the Neutral side of the Line.

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Re: kenmore diswasher will not start
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2008, 01:20:13 PM »
it will not start at all.  the start button and the type of wash(normal, pots, etc) will not work.  just the cancel button works.  i did have some luck about 2 weeks ago.  i would take off the door switches and disconnect the wires.  i would reconnect them, turn power on, and it would work.  i did this twice.  Now this process does not work.  How can i test to see if those wires leading to the door switches are working or how do i test the controls?

thanks you guys are really helpful

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Re: kenmore diswasher will not start
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008, 01:42:44 PM »
Sir, I apologize for not making the Tech sheet more prominent, but if you click the link in my first post, the sheet tells you how to check things. We hate to be redundant :)

p.s. If you don't have a proper volt meter, please don't waste your time here.
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Re: kenmore diswasher will not start
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 03:46:34 PM »
Sorry, i completely understand.

 

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