Repair Kenmore Dishwasher Error F4E1 needs THIS Reset Code

This post is paying it forward on the SEO for people repairing their own Kenmore Dishwasher.  The repair is VERY managable but requires an undocumented clear code at the end of the replacement.

20160312_104922.jpgIf you get an F4-E1 (washer pump bad) code, then you MUST clear the code after you replace the drive motor.  The reset code is pressing any three bottons in a 1-2-3 sequence three times (so 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3).  I took a picture of my unit with all lights on after I entered the diagnostic code.

Kudos to Kenmore for making their unit incredibly servicable.  

Replacing the drive components was EASY because of their thoughtful design. The repair basically replaced all the mechanical parts of the device as a single unit for $250 (a new unit is about $900).  Once I had the drive, it only required removing a few obvious connections.  The parts effectively snap together.

My only element of panic when I put the unit back together with the new parts and got the original code again.  Entering the clear code made everything work.  While it’s easy to find the parts, the reset code is NOT easy to find.  Hopefully, this post helps you resolve this final step in the repair!

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About Rob H

A Baltimore transplant to Austin, Rob thinks about ways of building scale infrastructure for the clouds using Agile processes. He sat on the OpenStack Foundation board for four years. He co-founded RackN enable software that creates hyperscale converged infrastructure.

2 thoughts on “Repair Kenmore Dishwasher Error F4E1 needs THIS Reset Code

  1. Thank you your help solved my problem. I used my hair dryer to dry out under the cabinet which set the over heat switch. reset using the 123 method now running test cycle.


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