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KENMORE DISHWASHER


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#1 Lurker_A LITTLE FRUSTRATED_*

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 08:55 PM

There's so many flashing lights on my Kenmore dishwasher I'm beginning to think it's Christmas, or maybe the Fourth of July.  My dishwasher is about three years old, model 587.16079200.  There's six lights flashing:  Lock On, Washing, Drying, Sensing, Clean, and the 6 hour delay.  The problem seems to be intermittent, this is about the tenth time it's happened.  The first time it was still under warranty and a repairman replaced the control panel.  It seemed to be good for about a year, then it started happening again.  At first it seemed to self-resolve in a few hours, then it was a few days, the last time it was a few weeks.  The last time I contacted repairclinic.com for help and the "guru" suggested it might be the control board, so I ordered one.  Of course, by the time the double-secret special part backorder came in three weeks later, the problem resolved itself, so I held onto the part for the next flare-up.  When it happened, I confidently replaced the control board only to see the same blinking lights when I turned the power back on.  Unfortunately, 30 days have more than expired and repair clinic won't take the $100 part back.  I'd replace the control panel again, but I can't afford to replace a $120 part every few months.  I'm tempted to disassemble the dishwasher with my shotgun, but before I do, can you offer any help?

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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:02 PM

Find the tech sheet for this dishwasher-- it's hidden in the dishwasher unless the last guy whoi worked on it "borrowed" it. Common hiding places are behind the kickplate and inside the control console. We need the tech sheet to know how to put the dishwasher in diagnostic mode.

#3 Lurker_A LITTLE FRUSTRATED_*

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:16 PM

OK, I have the tech sheet.

#4 Lurker_A LITTLE FRUSTRATED_*

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 07:16 PM

I scanned the tech sheet to the following URL.  It's a little small, but hopefully you can zoom to the pertinent section.

http://spaces.msn.co...1&_c=photoalbum


#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:30 AM

On the fourth page, there's section titled Water/Service test.  I can't read the text, but you can in the original.  That's the test you want to run. 

#6 applehouse

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 07:36 PM

How did this turn out?  I have the exact same problem with my Kenmore 587....(Frigidaire) Dishwasher.  We had a tech out and he could'nt fix it nor determine the exact problem.  He said we should order a control board.  I decided to look into it before dropping $120 without knowing what the problem was.  I could'nt get the water/service test to work.  It runs when I give it power but doesn't respond to any buttons.  If you could tell me how this turned out I would appreciate it.

#7 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 03:37 AM

Another one who loved us and then just left us.  Oh, God, I feel USED!  :moon:

#8 Lurker_Jill_*

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 01:36 PM

We had a service guy come out and he was awesome. He said that the water needs to be really hot (> 140F) before starting the dishwasher. This worked for us - no more flashing Washing light.




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