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Offline rgletter

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Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Does Not Start
« on: December 13, 2007, 01:05:17 PM »
First only the options lights would go on.  But, I was able to get it to run several more cycles only in Normal.  Now, All lights are out - None!  I checked the power panel and turned it off for 30 minutes and then on - Nothing.  I checked the wiring and it looks good.  Metered wiring - fine.  Pulled out door switch and checked for continuity - fine.  What do I need to do to get the lights back on and get this thing working again?

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Re: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Does Not Start
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 10:37:03 PM »
Could you give me your entire model number and I will look it up. The model number looks like xxx.XXXXXX
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Re: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Does Not Start
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 08:31:38 AM »
Kenmore Elite # 665.17469300

I pulled out the keypad/control board.  I'm tempted to replace this.  I also read somewhere about the heating control unit - if the fuse on that is gone then replace that.  I'm not sure where that is located on this machine or what to check.  There is also a little black electronic box with two wires connected to it just behind the control panel on the right side.  Think it is to the right of the picture provided.  What is that and should I check for continuity?

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Re: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Does Not Start
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 09:13:17 AM »
That is the thermal fuse. You should get a reading of 0.0. If it checks good, then it might be the control board. It's common for that fuse to go out.
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Re: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Does Not Start
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007, 10:23:39 AM »
I checked the fuse and get no reading - which according to you is good?

Do I need to get a new Touchpad with the control board?

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Re: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Does Not Start
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007, 07:45:52 PM »
If you are using a digital meter then you should have a reading of 0 or 0.0  If you don't get anything, your meter will display a 1. A 1 indicates a bad fuse. If you are using an analog meter the needle will move towards 0. If it doesn't move the fuse is bad. It would be unuasual for both the touchpad and control board to fail at the same time. I have seen it happen before but it's very rare.
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