Free online troubleshooting guides for Kenmore dishwashers can be found at Appliance Repair and Sears Home Services. Sears Home Services also offers repair services for dishwasher problems that can't be overcome by troubleshooting measures.
The Appliance Repair troubleshooting guide also offers suggestions for preventative maintenance of a Kenmore dishwasher. Troubleshooting tips cover dishwashers that don't start, don't fill with water, don't drain, fill but don't wash, and leak. The guide also offers tips for noisy operation, timer problems and detergent dispensers that don't open.
The Sears Kenmore troubleshooting guide also adds tips for fixing a dishwasher that stops during its cycle, doesn't clean properly, doesn't dry, leaves spots on dishes, or takes too long to complete a cycle.