My darling little daughter somehow messed up the dishwasher - pressing all the wrong buttons at all the right times and it went into a fault state - flashing "clean" light. The manual only says to call service. Well, a service call is not cheap, they only come out this way once a week and that means having to do dishes by hand for at least two weeks - forget that! Not to mention that the last time they came out a couple of years ago for this same problem, all they did was push a couple of buttons. Now, which buttons were those, again?! I tried calling Sears Service to find out, but after a half our on hold and a dropped call gave up and turned tothe web.

Thankfully, I was able to find the answer pretty quick on one of the many help forums. For my Kenmore dishwasher, which was actually made by Whirlpool and at least for all the following model numbers: 665.16022400, 665.16023400, 665.16024400, 665.16029400, 665.17022400, 665.17023400, 665.17024400, 665.17029400, 665.16032400, 665.16033400, 665.16034400, 665.16039400 and 665.17032400, 665.17033400, 665.17034400 and 665.17039400 the reset sequence is to simply press "normal wash" followed by "heated dry" four times. You will know that you succeded in performing the reset once all the panel lights turn on. Once the lights turn back off, the dishwasher will attempt to start a new wash in it's default mode - this is probably not what you want it to do, so press "cancel" once to stop it. Viola - that's it!

Some people have reported that Sears customer service's solution is to turn off the breaker diswasher sits on for several minutes. That may work for some models, but it does not for the above Whirlpool made dishwasher models.

It feels especially good to save money on stupid service calls during these tough economic times, doesn't it?!

Sears Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher

Another one for you.... No lights on the panel - flashing or otherwise. Tried your original two restart suggestions to no avail. The only way I can get lights on is to press the three options normally - that will give me the three red lights until they reset to off, as is normal. But it dosn't solve anything. We've had some local power transients recently and I fear I'm in trouble. Any thoughts?

"normal wash" followed by "heated dry" 4X worked like a charm! thanks!

The normal wash light is flashing and the unit will not do anything. I have tried leaving it unplugged for a period of time but that does nothing. Any thoughts?

Thanks for the reset advice. I did the 4 alternating presses and the flashing green light went off and all the red lights went on.
I pressed "start" and bingo!!!

Smart wash, heat dry are on the start light is flashing - no other lights will come on. Kenmore Ultrawash

I reset mine by pushing normal wash than heated dry again normal wash heated dry again normal wash heated dry all the lights came on then off and the dishwasher is working

It worked! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I was trying all these reset codes....Thank you Thank you this one works for my dishwasher....Glad this forum is here

Lock button just stays on, have turned power off for several minutes with no results, tried unlock controls instructions with no results. Not sure what to try next, any suggestions?

I have no idea, but it sounds like the dishwater's computer passed away. If somebody else has better ideas than replacing the computer, please feel free to contribute your suggestion.

Thanks. In my case it was my loving wife who pressed way too many buttons. Your solution worked.
Thanks for saving me a mountain of aggravation.
Pinu
Brentwood Bay, BC
Canada

I have a kenmore model # 665110733420 i have the normal wash button but not the heat dry button....any suggestions on reseting it?

I've tried the Normal Wash code and the light still flashes! any other ideas??

I tried pushing the buttons suggested and the panel lit up with all the lights, but it does not shut itself off, and when I hit cancel, the green clean light just starts flashing again. Any other suggestions?

The lights do not turn off immediately. Perhaps, you were jumping the gun by pressing the cancel button too quickly?

the pots and pan light is flashing and it won't do anything ugh is there some help for me?

I tried calling Sears Service to find out, but after a half our on hold and a dropped call gave up and turned to the web.

It works! Thanks for the saved money on a dumb service call!

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