Resetting the codes on a Kenmore dishwasher requires the owner to press all the control panel buttons, in order, within five seconds of each other. After pushing the buttons, the dishwasher attempts to conduct a 12-minute test cycle before the panel resets.
Fault codes are programmed into dishwashers to help the owner pinpoint a problem. Fault codes can occur for many reasons. If the control panel continues to indicate a problem after the fault codes are reset, further steps must be taken to locate and fix the problem. The dishwasher can't start a wash cycle until the problem is corrected.