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Jenn-Air Dishwasher Error Codes

Jenn-Air Dishwasher Error Code 6-3 or F6E3

Encountering error code 6-3 or F6E3 on your Jenn-Air dishwasher signals an issue related to suds or air in the water pump. Here’s a detailed guide to help you diagnose and resolve the problem, potentially saving you time and money with a DIY approach.

1. Check for Excessive Suds:

Start by visually inspecting the dishwasher for excessive suds. If suds are present, cancel the cycle to activate the drain pump for 3 minutes. If the drain pump struggles to clear sudsy water, manually drain it or use a wet/dry shop vacuum.

2. Inspect Detergent Dispenser:

Examine the detergent dispenser for any damage. If found, replace it. Ensure you’re using dishwasher detergent specifically, as regular dish soap can cause excessive suds.

3. Check Water Fill Level:

Inspect the water fill level in the tub. Low water levels may introduce air into the pump. The water should touch the bottom of the overfill float mushroom. If levels are low, investigate for flipped-over bowls or containers that could be holding water. Properly load items to prevent flipping during cycles.

4. Examine for Flipped Containers:

If low water levels persist and no flipped containers are found, a defective water inlet valve could be the culprit. Unplug the dishwasher, close the water supply valve, and disconnect the water supply line from the water inlet valve.

5. Inspect Water Inlet Valve Screen:

Check the water inlet valve screen for clogs. Replace the water valve if the screen is clogged, as debris may enter the valve body, causing it to stick open and potentially lead to flooding.

6. Test Water Flow:

If the screen is clear, place the water supply line in a shallow pan and briefly open the water supply valve. Lack of water flow may indicate a plumbing issue. In such cases, consult a plumber to repair the water supply to your dishwasher.

7. Check Wiring Connections:

Ensure the wiring connections on the water inlet valve are secure. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged.

8. Consider Water Inlet Valve Replacement:

If all else fails, you may need to replace the water inlet valve. This component is critical for regulating water flow into the dishwasher.

By following these steps, you can systematically troubleshoot and address the error code, potentially resolving the issue without the need for professional assistance. Remember to prioritize safety by unplugging the dishwasher and turning off the water supply before attempting any DIY solutions.

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