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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Codes

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code 6-2 or F6E2

When your Kenmore dishwasher displays the error code 6-2 or F6E2, it’s signaling a water inlet valve failure. This error can disrupt the normal functioning of your dishwasher, but fear not – here’s how you can diagnose and potentially resolve the issue.

Step 1: Safety First

Before you begin any troubleshooting, ensure your safety by unplugging the dishwasher to disconnect it from electrical power. Safety should always be a top priority when working with appliances.

Step 2: Access the Bottom Front Panel

To access the components you need for inspection and potential repair, remove the bottom front access panel and toe panel of the dishwasher. These panels can typically be taken off with basic tools, like a screwdriver.

Step 3: Inspect Wire Harness Connections

Check the wire harness connections on the water inlet valve, which is often located near the front bottom of the dishwasher. Loose or disconnected wires can be a common culprit for this error. Reconnect any wires that may have come loose.

Step 4: Examine the Wire Harness

Inspect the wire harness for any signs of damage or wear. If you notice any frayed wires or other damage, it’s best to replace the wire harness to ensure a reliable connection.

Step 5: Test the Water Inlet Valve

Using a multimeter, check the resistance of the water inlet valve. You should measure around 1,400 ohms of resistance through the water inlet valve. If the multimeter shows infinite resistance, it’s a clear sign that the water inlet valve is faulty and needs replacement.

Step 6: Consider Replacing the Water Inlet Valve

If the resistance measurement indicates a problem with the water inlet valve, it’s wise to replace it. A malfunctioning valve can lead to insufficient water entering the dishwasher, hindering its performance.

Step 7: Potential Electronic Control Board Replacement

If, after following these steps, the problem persists, it might indicate a deeper issue with the dishwasher. In such cases, replacing the electronic control board could be necessary. This board is like the brains of the dishwasher, and if it’s malfunctioning, it can cause error codes like 6-2 or F6E2.

Remember that while these steps can help diagnose and potentially resolve the issue, some dishwasher repairs may require professional expertise. If you’re uncertain about any aspect of the process or if the problem persists after attempting these steps, don’t hesitate to contact a professional appliance repair service.

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