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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Codes

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Code 5-2 or F5E2

Error code 5-2 or F5E2 on your KitchenAid dishwasher signals a situation where the control board detects that the dishwasher door hasn’t opened between cycles as expected. This error is crucial for the proper functioning of the dishwasher, as the control board relies on the door status to initiate subsequent cycles.

Possible Causes:

Door Switch Defect: The door switch, a vital component that signals the door’s open/closed status, may be malfunctioning.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Cancel the Current Cycle:
    • If you didn’t open the door between cycles, cancel the ongoing cycle using the dishwasher’s control panel.
  2. Open and Shut the Door:
    • Manually open and securely close the dishwasher door.
    • Attempt to start a new cycle.
  3. Simulate Door Opening:
    • Unplug the dishwasher from the power source.
    • Wait for a few minutes to ensure the control board resets.
    • Plug the dishwasher back in to simulate the door opening.
  4. Attempt to Start a New Cycle:
    • Try initiating a new cycle after the simulated door opening.
    • If the cycle starts without issues, the problem may be related to the door switch.
  5. Replace Door Latch Assembly:
    • If the issue persists, it’s likely that the door switch within the door latch assembly is defective.
    • Consider replacing the door latch assembly to ensure proper detection of the door opening.

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