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Jenn-Air Dishwasher Error Codes

Jenn-Air Dishwasher Error Code 3-2 F3E2

Encountering the error code 3-2 (F3E2) on your Jenn-Air dishwasher indicates a problem with the thermistor/OWI sensor, specifically a short circuit. Don’t worry; we’ve got a step-by-step guide to help you troubleshoot and potentially resolve this issue on your own.

What the Error Code Means:

The error code 3-2 (F3E2) suggests a shorted connection in the wiring between the electronic control board and the thermistor/OWI sensor. The thermistor/OWI sensor plays a crucial role in monitoring the temperature and optimizing the dishwasher’s performance.

DIY Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Safety First: Before starting any troubleshooting, ensure the dishwasher is unplugged to guarantee your safety.
  2. Inspect Wiring:
    • Examine the wiring between the electronic control board and the thermistor/OWI sensor.
    • Look for visible signs of damage such as frayed wires or loose connections.
    • If you find any issues, repair or replace the wire harness.
  3. Undamaged Wiring:
    • If the wiring appears undamaged, proceed to the next step.
  4. Thermistor/OWI Sensor Inspection:
    • Locate the thermistor/OWI sensor. It is typically positioned near the dishwasher’s tub.
    • Carefully inspect the sensor for any visible damage.
    • If the sensor shows signs of wear or damage, it’s recommended to replace it.
  5. Replacement:
    • Purchase a compatible replacement thermistor/OWI sensor.
    • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation, ensuring a secure and proper connection.
  6. Power Up:
    • Once you’ve completed the repairs or replacements, plug in the dishwasher and power it up.
    • Run a short cycle to check if the error code persists.

Note: If, after following these steps, the error code persists, it may be time to consult a professional technician for a more in-depth diagnosis and potential repairs.

By taking these DIY troubleshooting steps, you can potentially resolve the Jenn-Air dishwasher error code 3-2 (F3E2) related to the shorted thermistor/OWI sensor. Remember to always prioritize safety and, when in doubt, seek professional assistance.

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