A bad pump and motor assembly can cause a dishwasher to make a loud sound. It usually starts as more of a squealing or buzzing sound and can progress from there. If the dishwasher isn’t cleaning, inspect the wash pump. If water is left behind, check the drain pump.
A dishwasher rack falls off when the clips holding the rack in place are broken or missing. They form a stop that keeps the rack from moving too far forward. Look at the end of the track for a cap. If it isn’t there or if it is broken, it should be replaced.
If your dishwasher door won’t close, make sure there is nothing inside the dishwasher obstructing the door. Remove or adjust any utensils or dishes that are too large or that might be obstructing the door. Make sure both the top and bottom loading racks are correctly aligned.
The Kenmore dishwasher rattling noise might result if you load the washer poorly. Poor loading, in this case, might imply that you have arranged the utensils inside the washer poorly, causing them to hit each other during the wash cycle, or that you have placed the washer on uneven ground.
In general, the dishwasher door will not open if the door strike is loose or bent. It is rare for the door strike to become defective but with repeated use, the strike can become bent or loose. A loose or misaligned door strike will prevent the dishwasher door latch from releasing.
You can reset a Kenmore dishwasher that has no power by restoring power to the control wire harness. The control wire harness supplies power to the electrical components of the dishwasher. A loose or disconnected wire will prevent the control panel from having power.
A Kenmore dishwasher won’t turn on if ‘Control Lock’ is enabled, there is an electric or thermal overload or if any components are broken. Failing components or an electrical fault can also cause it to turn off intermittently. If it won’t turn off, it may be the timer control or heating components.
A Kenmore dishwasher dispenser will keep opening if there is a broken latch or warped dispenser door. On the other hand, the door will not dispense detergent if the solenoid or door spring is broken or there is an obstruction. A broken circuit board or soap build-up could also cause these issues.
The sprayer in a Kenmore dishwasher will not work if there is not enough water, damage to the spray arms or pump, a blockage in the filter, pump or spray arms, dishes preventing the spray arms from spinning, or a circuit board failure. There may also be a blockage between the two spray arms.
The lights on a Kenmore dishwasher flash to indicate an error. The Start LED indicates power was lost or the door was opened during a cycle. The Clean LED indicates the water is low or too cold, the latch is broken, or a circuit error has occurred. Any other flashing lights indicate keypad failure.
A Kenmore dishwasher will pause/stop if the door is opened, there has been a power surge/outage, a fuse has blown or a component is broken. If your dishwasher keeps running, you should check the heating element, thermistor and circuit board timer. Beeps can be normal, but may also indicate an error.
Your Kenmore dishwasher will not fill with water if the inlet valve or solenoid is broken, the inlet valve is blocked or the float is not working properly. If your dishwasher won’t stop filling, it is likely that the inlet valve or timer is broken, the float is stuck down or the drain is backing up.
A Kenmore dishwasher will not heat up if the heating element or thermistor is defective, which can prevent the dishes from drying. Dishes also need ventilation and rinse aid to dry. If the element, thermistor, fan, vent, rinse aid compartment or main board is broken, they will need to be replaced.
A Kenmore dishwasher may not drain if the drain pipe is blocked or damaged, the pump/motor is broken or the electronic controls have failed. It will continually drain if the drain pipe does not have a high loop or if there is a leak in the dishwasher. A faulty circuit board may also cause problems.