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I have kenmore elite dishwasher after start button light

Customer Question

I have kenmore elite dishwasher after start button light flashing and do nothing.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Kenmore is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have checked the air gap, lines and drain. All are fine.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be! My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

  1. Is the light flashing fast and continuously or slow and in a pattern?
  2. If slow, how many flashes between pauses?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
about one flash each second.
showing "add dishes"
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

Okay, so no error codes. Is the door shut securely?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
is "add dishes" not the error code
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

It is not, it is showing the door is not closed. So, if the door is indeed latched closed, the door switch is faulty.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Could you call me?
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

The payment on file failed, likely due to back to back charges.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
forget about it

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