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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Codes

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Code 1-1 or F1E1

Error Code 1-1 or F1E1 on your KitchenAid dishwasher signifies a “Stuck Relay” on the electronic control board. This issue occurs when a relay, a crucial electronic component responsible for controlling various functions, becomes unresponsive or fails to switch properly.

  1. Power Reset:
    • Shut off power to the dishwasher for a minimum of 5 minutes.
    • Restore power and observe if the error code reappears.
    • If the error persists, proceed to the next steps.
  2. Check Wiring for Damage:
    • Examine the wiring connected to the control board for any visible damage, wear, or breakage.
    • Repair any broken wires or connections, ensuring a secure and proper electrical connection.
  3. Measure Component Resistance:
    • Refer to the tech sheet located behind the bottom front toe panel of the dishwasher.
    • Using the tech sheet as a guide, measure the resistance through all components connected to the control board.
    • Identify and replace any components showing signs of defects or abnormal resistance.
  4. Inspect for Defective Components:
    • Thoroughly examine components linked to the control board, such as switches and relays.
    • Replace any defective components to ensure the proper functioning of the dishwasher.
  5. Replace Electronic Control Board:
    • If the wiring and components are in good condition and the issue persists, consider replacing the electronic control board.
    • The electronic control board is a vital part of the dishwasher’s operation, and a malfunction may necessitate a replacement for seamless performance.

Note to Readers: Understanding and resolving Error Code 1-1 (F1E1) involves a systematic approach, from power resets to component inspections. Always refer to the tech sheet for guidance and, if needed, consult with a professional technician for a precise diagnosis and replacement of components.

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