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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Codes

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code 10-2 or FAE2

Kenmore dishwashers are renowned for their efficiency and reliability. However, even the most dependable appliances can encounter hiccups from time to time. When you see error code 10-2 or FAE2 on your Kenmore dishwasher, it typically indicates a “Vent Wax Motor Electrical Problem.” Here, we’ll delve deeper into what this error code means and how you can address it.

The error code 10-2 or FAE2 suggests an issue with the vent wax motor’s electrical circuit. The vent wax motor is a critical component responsible for controlling the dishwasher’s vent, which releases moisture and hot air during the drying phase. When this motor experiences electrical problems, it can disrupt the dishwasher’s normal operation.

Steps to Resolve Error Code 10-2 or FAE2:

1. Shut off Power:

  • The first step is to ensure your safety. Turn off the power to the dishwasher. This can typically be done by unplugging the appliance or switching off the circuit breaker.

2. Inspect Wiring:

  • Carefully inspect the wiring in the vent wax motor circuit. Look for any loose, damaged, or disconnected wires. If you find any issues, correct them by reconnecting or replacing the wiring as needed.

3. Vent Wax Motor Replacement:

  • If the wiring appears to be intact and free of problems, the issue likely lies with the vent wax motor itself. In this case, it’s advisable to replace the vent wax motor. You can consult your Kenmore dishwasher’s user manual for guidance on accessing and replacing this component. Remember to disconnect the dishwasher from the power source before conducting any repair work.

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