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Error Codes - Dishwasher

Troubleshooting Dishwashers Last Updated 01/13/2017
Error Codes - Dishwasher

An error code on the display of the washer can usually be resolved by performing a few simple troubleshooting steps.



Select the error code from the list below that is appearing on the dryer's display:
  • An IE error code indicates that the water level in the unit did not get high enough after 10 minutes of filling.

    Please check the following:

    1. Make sure the water supply valve has been turned on.
    2. If your dishwasher was recently installed, you want to be certain that the water supply valve from your home is fully turned on. Inspect the water line for any kinks or bends that may be preventing water from filling your dishwasher properly. It is also important to check the leveling of your dishwasher, as improper leveling may cause an IE error code.
    3. Check the water pressure, water pressure must be between 20 - 120 PSI. If this is too low the water will not fill properly. If the pressure is to low, a plumber should be contacted to correct the issue.
    4. If your drain hose outlet is installed lower than the base of your dishwasher, it is possible that this could cause premature draining. This can result in an IE error code display. The height of the drain hose end must be over 10” from the bottom of the dishwasher to avoid water being siphoned from the tub. In this case, reinstall the drain hose according to the instructions in the installation guide.
    5. If your dishwasher is installed in a location where parts of it could be exposed to temperatures below freezing, it is possible for parts of the dishwasher to freeze. You can melt the frozen parts by soaking a towel in warm water and wrapping it around the frozen area. Once the frozen area has thawed the dishwasher should be able to operate.

    If the IE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service
  • This is NOT an error code, this indicates the hour setting for delay wash.

    To cancel a delay wash setting, open the dishwasher door and simultaneously for 3 seconds, press (depending on your washer):

    • NORMAL and DELICATE.
    • - OR -
    • DUAL CONTROL and DELICATE.
      - OR -
    • SPRAY and HALF LOAD.

  • A 2H is only an indicator of the estimated time remaining for the cycle, this is NOT an error.

  • A AE or E1 Error Code means that there could be a leak on the unit. Often times these leaks are a result of improper installation, detergent or improper loading.

    Please check each of the following:

    • If your drain hose outlet is installed lower than the base of your dishwasher, it is possible that this could cause premature draining. This can result in an E1 error. The height of the drain hose end must be over 10” from the bottom of the dishwasher to avoid water being siphoned from the tub. Also, check your drain hose for cracks or other damage that may cause leaking.

    • If there is water leaking from the door of your dishwasher, check for any damage around the door. If there is any damage to the door seal, it will need to be replaced.

    • If you are using a detergent that is not intended for automatic dishwashers, it is possible that your dishwasher may have filled suds. When this happens, the dishwasher will not be able to wash or rinse properly, and the E1 code will appear. Use only detergents that are intended for use in automatic dishwashers.

    • Large pots, pans, or bowls that are positioned so that they are retaining the water that fills the dishwasher may cause the unit to think that there is a leak. Be sure that all dishes loaded inside the dishwasher are loaded in the racks correctly so they do not retain water.

    For more information and troubleshooting steps,

    click here
  • This is NOT an error code; it indicates the unit is currently running COOL-DRY. This is an additional drying cycle used in the QUICK cycle.

  • A CE or LE error code on the display of your dishwasher indicates that the unit has sensed an error with the motor’s operation. This can usually be corrected by performing the following steps:

    1. Press the POWER button to turn the dishwasher off.
    2. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher off and wait 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher back on.
    4. Press the POWER button to turn the dishwasher on, and start a new cycle.

    If the CE or LE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service
  • A CR error code indicates the unit is in test mode, which is used by installers and service technicians to check the functionality of the unit.

    Press the POWER button to turn off the unit. Let 1-2 minutes pass, then turn the unit back on. This should bring the unit out of test mode.

    If the CR error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service.
  • A AE or E1 Error Code means that there could be a leak on the unit. Often times these leaks are a result of improper installation, detergent or improper loading.

    Please check each of the following:

    • If your drain hose outlet is installed lower than the base of your dishwasher, it is possible that this could cause premature draining. This can result in an E1 error. The height of the drain hose end must be over 10” from the bottom of the dishwasher to avoid water being siphoned from the tub. Also, check your drain hose for cracks or other damage that may cause leaking.

    • If there is water leaking from the door of your dishwasher, check for any damage around the door. If there is any damage to the door seal, it will need to be replaced.

    • If you are using a detergent that is not intended for automatic dishwashers, it is possible that your dishwasher may have filled suds. When this happens, the dishwasher will not be able to wash or rinse properly, and the E1 code will appear. Use only detergents that are intended for use in automatic dishwashers.

    • Large pots, pans, or bowls that are positioned so that they are retaining the water that fills the dishwasher may cause the unit to think that there is a leak. Be sure that all dishes loaded inside the dishwasher are loaded in the racks correctly so they do not retain water.

    For more information and troubleshooting steps,

    click here.

  • An FE error on your dishwasher indicates that your unit has experienced a fill error. The dishwasher has detected that there is too much was in the unit, and the drain pump is automatically turned on. This can usually be corrected by performing the following steps:

    1. Press the power button to turn the dishwasher off.
    2. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher off and wait 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher back on.
    4. Press the POWER button to turn the dishwasher on, and start a new cycle.

    If the FE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service
  • An HE error code on the display of your dishwasher can indicate that the unit has sensed a heater error. Normally this error can occur if the dishwasher was unable to heat the water, or if the water was overheated. An HE error can usually be corrected by performing the following steps:

    1. Press the power button to turn the dishwasher off.
    2. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher off and wait 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher back on.
    4. Press the POWER button to turn the dishwasher on, and start a new cycle.

    If the HE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service
  • A CE or LE error code on the display of your dishwasher indicates that the unit has sensed an error with the motor’s operation. This can usually be corrected by performing the following steps:

    1. Press the POWER button to turn the dishwasher off.
    2. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher off and wait 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the circuit breaker to the dishwasher back on.
    4. Press the POWER button to turn the dishwasher on, and start a new cycle.

    If the CE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service
  • This displays when the unit detects a possible issue with the motor, which controls the dishwasher's spray arms.

    If the nE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service
  • The OE Error Code is a drain failure most often resulting from food clogs or an installation issue.

    If the HE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service

    For more information and troubleshooting steps,

    click here
  • A PF error on your dishwasher indicates that there was a power failure. This function is designed to help protect your dishwasher in case of a power outage or interruption.

    When power is restored, press and hold any button on your dishwasher controls for 10 seconds to clear the display.

    If the PF error has appeared multiple times on your dishwasher when there has not been a power outage in your area, this could be caused by the circuit breaker not being able to support the electrical requirements of your dishwasher. Your dishwasher must be powered by a dedicated circuit breaker at 230 volts, 50Hz AC only, with a minimum of 15 amps. The use of an extension cord is not recommended.

  • A tE error code on the display of your dishwasher indicates that the unit has experienced a Thermal Error. This will occur if the water temperature is above 194 degrees, or if there is a problem with the thermistor.

    If the tE error code persists, the unit will require

    Repair Service

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