Ensure the Kenmore dishwasher is connected to a working, grounded power supply and the power cord is firmly plugged into the dishwasher and the outlet.
Reset local circuit breakers or replace fuses if a power outage has recently occurred.
Open and shut the dishwasher door firmly.
Press the "Power" button or select a wash cycle and press "Start." Some dishwashers appear to be turned off but simply need to be started to power on.
Contact an authorized service technician for assistance if the above steps do not resolve the problem, as there may be an issue with the dishwasher's wiring or timing switch that will require professional service.