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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Codes

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Code 8-2 or F8E2

The KitchenAid Dishwasher Error Code 8-2, or F8E2, points to a drain pump electrical problem. This error occurs when the dishwasher’s control panel detects issues with the electrical components of the drain pump. The drain pump is essential for removing water from the dishwasher after each cycle.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Power Off and Water Shut Off:
    • Begin by turning off the power to the dishwasher. Locate the circuit breaker associated with the dishwasher and switch it off.
    • Additionally, shut off the water supply to the dishwasher.
  2. Inspect Drain Pump Wiring:
    • Carefully access the dishwasher’s internal components, including the drain pump.
    • Examine the wiring connected to the drain pump. Look for any visible signs of damage, such as frayed or disconnected wires.
  3. Check Wiring Integrity:
    • Ensure that all wiring is securely connected and undamaged.
    • If any wiring issues are detected, it’s crucial to address them. Replace damaged wires or reconnect any loose connections.
  4. Replace the Drain Pump:
    • If the wiring appears intact and the error persists, the next step is to replace the drain pump.
    • Consult the dishwasher’s manual for guidance on accessing and replacing the drain pump.

Remember, safety is paramount. Always ensure the dishwasher is disconnected from power before attempting any troubleshooting or repairs. For a swift and precise resolution, consider reaching out to professionals who specialize in appliance repair.

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