How to Reset a Kenmore Dishwasher

If you have a Kenmore dishwasher that will not run, it probably needs to be reset. A blinking light on the display is an indicator to attempt a hard reset, followed by a manual reset if that doesn't work. If your dishwasher still will not reset at that point, it's time to call a Kenmore service technician out to diagnose and fix the problem.

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Dishwashers can be manually reset or hard reset by disconnecting power.

Step 1

Give your Kenmore dishwasher a hard reset by unplugging it from its power source for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Plug your dishwasher back in.

Step 3

Manually reset your dishwasher if it still will not operate correctly by pushing the following buttons: "Heated Dry," "Normal Wash," Heated Dry," "Normal Wash" and "Cancel."