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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Codes

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Code 2-1 or F2E1

Error code 2-1 or F2E1 on your KitchenAid dishwasher signifies a potential issue with a stuck button on the user interface control. The user interface control is the panel with buttons and indicators that you interact with to set the dishwasher’s functions. When a button becomes unresponsive or stuck, it triggers this error code.

  1. Check All Buttons on the User Interface:

    Manually inspect each button on the user interface control for any physical damage or sticking. Press each button to ensure a proper response.

  2. Unplug the Dishwasher:

    Disconnect the dishwasher from the power source to ensure safety during troubleshooting.

  3. Disconnect the User Interface Control Wire Harness:

    Locate and disconnect the wire harness connected to the user interface control. Reassemble the dishwasher door without closing it.

  4. Plug in the Dishwasher and Wait:

    Plug the dishwasher back into the power source. Wait at least 7 seconds for the electronic control board to power up completely.

  5. Close the Door:

    After the waiting period, close the dishwasher door.

  6. Observe the Drain Pump:

    If the electronic control no longer detects stuck buttons with the user interface wire harness unplugged, it will initiate the drain pump. If the drain pump runs, it indicates a fault in the user interface control, and it should be replaced.

  7. If Drain Pump Doesn’t Run:

    If the drain pump does not run, it suggests that the electronic control board still detects stuck buttons. In this case, replace the electronic control board.

If you find the troubleshooting steps challenging or if the error persists, it’s advisable to seek professional assistance.

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