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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Codes

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code 5-1 or F5E1

When it comes to Kenmore dishwasher error codes, understanding what they mean and how to address them is essential to keep your appliance running smoothly. Error code 5-1 or F5E1, which indicates a door switch failure, is a common issue you might encounter. Let’s delve deeper into this error code and explore the steps to resolve it.

Error code 5-1 or F5E1 is displayed when you fail to close the dishwasher door within 4 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume button or if the door latch assembly is malfunctioning.

How to Resolve Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code 5-1 or F5E1:

  1. Quick Start/Resume: To avoid this error, ensure that when you press the Start/Resume button, you close the dishwasher door within 4 seconds. This quick action is essential to initiate the cycle properly.
  2. Check the Door Switch Wire Harness:
    • First, unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power. Safety is a priority when working on appliances.
    • Disassemble the door of your dishwasher to access the door switch and its wire harness.
    • Examine the wire harness for any loose or disconnected wires. Reconnect them securely.
  3. Inspect the Door Latch Assembly:
    • If the error persists and the wire harness appears intact, it’s time to inspect the door latch assembly.
    • The door latch assembly is the mechanism that keeps the dishwasher door securely closed during a cycle.
    • If you find any issues with the latch assembly, such as visible damage or a lack of functionality, it should be replaced.

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