I have a Kenmore dishwasher Model 665.17039401 and the "CLEAN" light keeps blinking. When I hit the "START" button, the cycle will not start, instead a red light will blink. How can I fix this myself? If it is the Heating element, how do I check that? where is it located? and how to I replace it myself.. I am very handy and can handle most anything around the house.. I would like to avoid a service call. THANK YOU!
Why is the "CLEAN" light blinking and then turns red when I hit the "START" button on my Kenmore Dishwasher, model 665.17039401?If the clean light is flashing then most likely there is a heater fault of some kind. The clean light error says the control doesn't think it is. This may mean a problem with the hi-limit thermostat, element or even the control. You can reset the blinking clean light but if you don't fix the cause of the error then it may repeat.A clamp on meter is the best way to start troubleshooting this problem. The key question is does the element heat up.
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