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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Codes

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Code 9-2 or F9E2

If your KitchenAid dishwasher displays Error Code 9-2 or F9E2, it signifies a problem with the diverter motor. Specifically, the diverter motor, responsible for directing water flow during the wash cycle, is stuck in the “on” position. This issue is often associated with a defective diverter relay on the electronic control board.

  1. Stuck Diverter Motor: The diverter motor, which controls the water flow between the upper and lower spray arms, is stuck in the activated position.
  2. Defective Diverter Relay: The electronic control board’s diverter relay, responsible for regulating the diverter motor, is malfunctioning.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Power Off and On:
    • Turn off the dishwasher and unplug it from the electrical outlet.
    • Wait for a few minutes before plugging it back in and turning it on.
    • Retry the dishwasher to see if the error persists.
  2. Inspect for Obstructions:

    Examine the spray arms and surrounding areas for any debris or foreign objects that may be obstructing the movement of the diverter motor.

  3. Check Diverter Motor:

    If accessible, inspect the diverter motor for any physical obstructions or damage. Manually attempt to move the motor to ensure it is not mechanically stuck.

Replacement of Electronic Control Board:

  • Since the diverter relay issue is linked to the electronic control board, replacing the entire board is recommended.
  • Unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power before replacing the electronic control board.
  • Consult the dishwasher’s manual or seek professional help to ensure the correct replacement part is used.

Addressing Error Code 9-2 or F9E2 promptly is crucial to ensure the smooth functioning of your KitchenAid dishwasher.

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