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Kitchenaid Washer Error Codes

Kitchenaid Washer Error Code F13

Error code F13 on your KitchenAid washer indicates a dispenser circuit error. This occurs when there is an issue with the mechanical linkage from the dispenser motor to the top of the dispenser, and it requires attention to ensure proper detergent and fabric softener dispensing during the wash cycle.

Possible Causes:

  1. Mechanical Linkage Issues:The mechanical linkage connecting the dispenser motor to the top of the dispenser may be damaged or misaligned.
  2. Wire Harness Connections: Loose or damaged wire harness connections between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the dispenser motor.
  3. Dispenser Motor Malfunction: The dispenser motor may not be rotating properly, affecting the distribution of detergent and fabric softener.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Disconnect Power:

    Turn off the washer and disconnect it from the power source. Safety is a priority during any maintenance task.

  2. Inspect Mechanical Linkage:

    Examine the mechanical linkage from the dispenser motor to the top of the dispenser for any visible damage or misalignment. Ensure that the components move freely without obstruction.

  3. Check Wire Harness Connections:

    Inspect the wire harness connections between the CCU and the dispenser motor. Reconnect any loose or disconnected wires. Replace damaged wires as needed.

  4. Verify Dispenser Motor Rotation:

    Manually attempt to rotate the dispenser motor to check for any resistance or irregularities. If the dispenser motor does not rotate smoothly, it may need to be replaced.

  5. Replace Failed Components:

    If any components, such as the mechanical linkage or dispenser motor, are found to be damaged or malfunctioning, they should be replaced. Ensure replacement parts are compatible with your KitchenAid washer model.

  6. Reconnect Power and Test:

    After addressing the identified issues, reconnect the washer to the power source and run a test cycle to check if the F13 error persists.

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