June 8th, 2012, 05:38 AM
Kenmore Elite Dishwasher failure code
I had a error code pop up on my dishwasher and subsequently had a leak causing water to cover my kitchen floor and into the basement. I contacted Sears Home Services who sent a technician out to assess the issue. The tech arrived and was very helpful and informative. The flooding was caused by a hose clamp on the recurculating hose that came off the pump. He stated this has been very common as the clamps are a crimping style instead of the worm drive hose clamp. He then ran a diagnostic on the dishwasher and it came up with no issues so he did not know what the error code could have been from.
The tech left and later in the day I ran a load of sidhed through. Everything seemed to work fine. Went to do a second load and the issue came up again. This time I wrote down the flashing code (green LED 8 flashes followed by one flash). The unit will not go through a full cycle. This has already cost me $130 to have a hose clamp replaced which by the techs own admission is a failure of the parts used, not by misuse or anything by me the consumer. Before I call them back and pay them more of my hard earned money, is this something I might be able to rectify? Any help/advise is greatly appreciated.
June 8th, 2012, 07:51 AM
Tech sheet has fault info and tips...
June 15th, 2012, 10:24 AM
This sounds just like the problem we recently endured, complete with a flooded kitchen. I just posted the necessary modification on my personal website, complete with photos. Here's the link: www dot wa4kbd dot net/dishwasherleak dot html
So far, so good as far as our machine is concerned. The modification is very easy to do.
Last edited by billreid; June 15th, 2012 at 10:28 AM.
Reason: Better posting of link
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