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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Codes

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Code 5-1 or F5E1

Error code 5-1 or F5E1 on your KitchenAid dishwasher indicates a door switch failure. This error occurs when the dishwasher door is not closed within 4 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume button, or if the door latch assembly is broken.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Prompt Door Closure:
    • Start a cycle and ensure that you close the dishwasher door within 4 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume button.
  2. Inspect Door Latch Assembly:
    • If the error persists, unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power.
    • Disassemble the dishwasher door to access the door latch assembly.
  3. Check Door Switch Wire Harness:
    • Inspect the door switch wire harness for any loose or disconnected wires.
    • Reconnect any loose wires securely.
  4. Replace Damaged Wire Harness:
    • If the wire harness is damaged, replace it with a new one.
    • Ensure the replacement harness is compatible with your KitchenAid dishwasher model.
  5. Examine Door Latch Assembly:
    • If the issue persists, replace the door latch assembly.
    • Consult your dishwasher’s manual for specific instructions on removing and installing the door latch assembly.

Remember, safety is paramount during any troubleshooting or repair process. Always disconnect the dishwasher from the power source before attempting any disassembly or maintenance. If uncertainties arise, it’s best to consult with professionals to address the KitchenAid Dishwasher Error Code 5-1 effectively.

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