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David Puskaric

Kenmore Elite Dishwasher service code F4E1

by David Puskaric Last activity date:
January 21st, 2013

My Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model No. 665.13972 is flashing the service code F4E1 and will not run. It's not even a year old. Can someone please tell me what this error code is? I can't get a service tech out until Friday the day after Thanksgiving... very frustrating!

Dishwashers , Kenmore , Appliances
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I had the same problem which sears refuses to make right . I am finished with a company I have enjoyed doing business with for years . Shame on sears for coming such a low rate company !
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January 21st, 2013
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I am having the same issue with a dishwasher thats only been used one time before . Very disappointed ! I expected more from kenmore elite
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January 21st, 2013
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Thank you for submitting your question, I definitely understand your concern in not having your new dishwasher in working condition. The F4E1 is a code that signifies a


issue. Specifically, no Communication. This is usually caused by: A loose connection in Wash Motor Circuit, Motor Communication Circuit and/or an open wash motor. 1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power. 2. Check all connections in Wash/Rinse Circuit and Motor Communications Circuit with meter. Fix/replace an open connection/part. Motor fuse on control open. 1. Start Service Diagnostics Cycle using keypad and advance through the error code intervals to interval 19. ( shown on image below ) 2. Listen for 2 relay contact clicks at the start of interval 19 (to confirm both the pilot and motor relays are turning on.


: These relays provide power to the motor, but the motor does not start until it receives a start command later in the cycle). If hear only 1 or zero clicks and wash motor does not come on later in service cycle, and there were no loose wire communication wire connection when checked above, then unplug dishwasher or disconnect power and replace control.

Faulty wash motor. 1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power. 2. Use inspection mirror to inspect for water leakage and/or overheating on the wash motor. If evidence of overheating exists, replace wash motor. If evidence of moisture exists, check seals and hoses.f you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

. If you need more help please reply with your questions.

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November 20th, 2012
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Error codes can be confusing and help is needed to diagnose. While you wait for the expert , you might check a similar question I attached below for some tips. If a technician is needed, the Sears Home Services link below can help.
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November 18th, 2012
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