FIXED WDF750SAYM3 Does clearing error codes fix the problem?

Felix Delaroux

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Oregon
Model
WDF750SAYM3
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
Here’s a question for the experts.

As I posted not too long ago, I replaced the circulation pump assembly on my dishwasher, and it seemed to fix the problems I had noted. Either I failed to notice another problem or a new one cropped up: no heat. Greasy items not getting clean, clean items left very wet, even when set to heated dry.

In resolving my pump proble, I read about and ran the diagnostic cycle (1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3), but didn’t see any error codes, probably because I didn’t know when to look for them.

It wasn’t until I read through https://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/threads/64746-WDF750SAYM3-Dishwasher-Not-Getting-Hot that I realized exactly when to look for error codes (by the way, great description by Rick!).

This time I watched carefully and saw the 7-1 code, indicating heating element not working. Cool, confirmed what I suspected. It also threw a 6-6, indicating too cold water. I then cleared the codes in step 20 and the machine ran a full wash cycle.

Upon opening the door when complete, I noted lots of steam. A follow-up test with dirty dishes confirms an apparently functioning heating element. Did clearing the error codes cure a software problem or something?

Cheers!
Felix
 

rickgburton

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Running the diagnostics resets everything. You might have an intermittent problem or a glitch in the control. Run the diagnostics again and see if the error codes returned.
 

Felix Delaroux

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Just ran the diagnostic and no error codes. My takeaway is that this may be a failure point again in the future. Thanks to this forum, I know what to do!

Cheers!
 
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