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our kenmore dishwasher model # XXXXX 17033401 will fill during

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our kenmore dishwasher model # XXXXX 17033401 will fill during the pre wash cycle - drain and then will sound like its trying to fill and wash but there is no water. We have to play around with the control panel buttons to get it to do anything, but once it's going this is what it does. Is this a water inlet valve problem or control panel or neither?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Jason replied 5 years ago.
When it fills during the pre wash, does i then start to wash or does it drain right away?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it will start to wash, sometimes for just a little while and every now and then for a longer period of time. then it will drain.
Expert:  Jason replied 5 years ago.
When there is no water going into the unit, do you hear a buzzing noise as it is trying to fill?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
there are lots of noises - sounds like a pump going. Sometimes when we push start it won't do anything we have to play around with the buttons or reset to get it to start.
Expert:  Jason replied 5 years ago.
That definitely sounds like a control issue. Are there any lights blinking?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
sometimes - but when it is running they aren't blinking.
Expert:  Jason replied 5 years ago.
Is just certain buttons that blink or is it all of them?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
sometimes the start button will blink
Expert:  Jason replied 5 years ago.

When the start button blinks, does it do it seven times? When you have to play around with the control are you hitting certain buttons to reset it?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
not sure how many times the start button blinks but yes, I hit two specific buttons to rest it the panel and then they all light up an eventually work through a series of blinking lights and then starts into a cycle.
Expert:  Jason replied 5 years ago.

Yes this sounds like a control issue. You can order it at the following link, it is item number 11 on the diagram. I wanted to make sure it wasn't a heating system failure. The start light will blink 7 times when it is a heating system failure. To replace the control, remove power from the unit, remove the six screws around the control panel, pull down the panel and you can then access the control.

 

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