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!

Update a pull request from git command line

Hand up

Sometimes we just need to feed the SEO gods… in this case, I could not find the simple git command line to update a pull request that I had in flight.

I was looking for the following:

git push -f personal HEAD:[pull branch] happily gave me instructions from the pull branch but not the CLI version of the command.  The trick is that you need to know your remote (git remote) for the command so it’s not perfectly generic.  In the example above, my personal repo is named “personal”.

Deconstructing the command: you are pushing your to your personal clone from the local HEAD commit against the branch created for the pull request.  That’s because the pull request creates a branch from your clone to be pulled into the upstream repo.  That’s why it’s a PULL request not a push.

Ultimately, this is pretty basic git.  My experience with git is that the definition of “pretty basic” is a binary function.  Once you know how git works, everything in git is pretty basic.  Until then it’s completely opaque.

Side note: this is my 301st post on this blog!

8/1/2013 Post Script from Crowbar Contributor Adam Spiers

He noticed that I should include the -f in the git push instruction.  Read more at about that on his blog.