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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Codes

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code 6-8 or F6E8

When your Kenmore dishwasher displays Error Code 6-8 or F6E8, it’s signaling a specific issue with the water softener regeneration valve. This error code is primarily relevant to Kenmore dishwasher models equipped with a water softener feature. Let’s dive deeper into what this code means and how to address it:

This error code points to a malfunction in the water softener regeneration valve, a critical component in dishwashers equipped with water softener systems. Water softener systems are designed to reduce mineral buildup on your dishes, resulting in cleaner and shinier results. When the regeneration valve encounters a problem, it can impact the overall performance of your dishwasher.

Troubleshooting Steps:

If you encounter Error Code 6-8 or F6E8 on your Kenmore dishwasher, here’s what you can do to diagnose and potentially resolve the issue:

  1. Shut Off Power: Start by turning off the power to the dishwasher to ensure safety during the troubleshooting process.
  2. Inspect Wiring: Carefully check the wiring connected to the water softener regeneration valve. Look for any signs of damage, fraying, or loose connections. If you find any issues, address them by repairing or replacing the affected wiring.
  3. Replace the Regeneration Valve: If the wiring appears to be intact, but the problem persists, it’s time to consider replacing the water softener regeneration valve. Malfunctions in this valve can disrupt the water softening process and result in error codes.
  4. Consider the Electronic Control Board: In cases where replacing the regeneration valve doesn’t resolve the issue, the fault might lie in the electronic control board. The control board is the “brain” of your dishwasher, responsible for coordinating various functions. If the control board is faulty, it can trigger error codes. Replace the electronic control board if necessary.

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