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Kenmore Dishwasher Error Codes

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Code 7-2 or F7E2

One of the Kenmore dishwasher error codes that users may encounter is the 7-2 or F7E2 error, which indicates that the heating element in the dishwasher won’t shut off when it’s supposed to. This issue can be a cause for concern, as it affects the dishwasher’s functionality and can lead to excessive energy consumption and potential overheating. In this article, we will delve into this error code, its implications, and the steps you can take to address it.

When your Kenmore dishwasher displays the 7-2 or F7E2 error code, it means that the heating element is continuing to operate even when the dishwasher should be in a different phase of the wash cycle. This can result in excessively hot water and extended drying times, potentially damaging dishes and wasting energy.

Troubleshooting the Error Code: What You Can Do

Kenmore suggests a specific troubleshooting step for this error code: shutting off power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. This process can sometimes reset the dishwasher’s control system and resolve the issue. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Locate your dishwasher’s power source. This may involve unplugging it from the electrical outlet or turning off the circuit breaker that supplies power to the dishwasher.
  2. Leave the dishwasher without power for at least 5 minutes. This break allows the control board to reset and may clear the error code.
  3. After 5 minutes, restore power to the dishwasher.
  4. Observe the dishwasher’s behavior. If the error code does not reappear, it’s possible that the reset has resolved the issue. Monitor the dishwasher’s performance during the next few cycles to ensure the heating element behaves correctly.

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