The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

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No lights, no codes, wont run, intermittent

The buttons on the control panel at times, only some are unresponsive. Then all lights are off and machine is inop. Did a power disconnect, no change. Held the drain/spin button for 3 seconds and control lock light came on, held again controls unlocked and machine operates. Do I have an intermittent problem in the user interface? I have read all 24 pages on this thread and no answer to my question.

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I used a technique that has served well diagnosing intermittent automotive electronics. I whacked the control panel with an open hand and it has worked fine since. Probably from "tin whiskers". Google it and you will understand the cause of lots of intermittent electronics.


den25joan, The old one/two slaparoo, I have used this in the past my self :-)

Thanks for posting back, Good luck with your washer.


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den25joan , Unplug machine and check all wires/plugs/connections for corrosion/damage/pinched/loose and all terminals for burnt/damage/corrosion on central control unit (CCU). You may have to run a diagnostic test as a first step, See below a link to the service manual with trouble shooting suggestions, how to test components and how to run diagnostics test to retrieve codes of what may be the issue. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.


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