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665.12793K311 Kenmore Dishwasher f3e2 error. Believe thermistor. Where can I locate and troubleshoot? Thx

shawnog

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665.1279 Kenmore Dishwasher f3e2 error. Believe thermoistor. Where can I locate and troubleshoot? Thx
 

jeff1

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Hi,


Missing digits. Kenmore model# should be more like 123.45678910
Some model# helps...
https://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php
https://www.applianceaid.com/appliance-parts-resources.php

f3e2 error

I found, a copy:

CODE: 3-2 or F3E2
PROBLEM: Shorted thermistor/OWI sensor
FIX: Unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power and then check the wiring between the electronic control board and the thermistor/OWI sensor. Repair or replace the wire harness if broken. If you find the wiring undamaged, replace the thermistor/OWI sensor.

jeff sr.
 

shawnog

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Full model number

665.12793K311​

In addition to the f3e2 error I also received F9E4 Error. I did locate a table indicating thrmoistor. However, I cannot locate said part. Also, would there be a test I could check on a multi meter? Thank you - Shawn
 

jeff1

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I corrected your model#.

would there be a test I could check on a multi meter?
Unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power and then check the wiring between the electronic control board and the thermistor/OWI sensor. Repair or replace the wire harness if broken. If you find the wiring undamaged, replace the thermistor/OWI sensor.

To me this says checking the wiring, if all ok with the wiring replace the sensors.

K1505064-00007


Sensor #10
Sensor #19

Sorry can't help more.

jeff sr.
 

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I purchased a new thermoistor from the link and installed. Still receving the same error. Removed door panel and all wiring appears connected as designed. Do not see anything out of character. What should I try next? Thx - Shawn
 

jeff1

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You did both sensors?
If yes, board would be the next prime suspect :(

jeff sr.
 

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A copy:


9-4 or F9E4Lower spray arm errorCheck for obstructions blocking the lower spray arm from turning. Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the lower spray arm motor. If the wiring is intact, replace the lower spray arm motorLower spray arm motor

Getting worse.
I am surprised the OWI sensor did not repair it.

Def check the wire harness....go over it thoroughly.

jeff sr.
 
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