Kenwood dishwasher error code

Kenwood dishwasher error code e1

Kenwood dishwasher error code e1

The E1 error code indicates that the dishwasher is not getting a sufficient amount of water. To find the cause of the problem, you should test your unit. Press and hold the Norma and Eco buttons. Then press the Power button.

  1. Let go of all buttons and push Start (display n:01).
  2. Push Start again. You will see an indication meaning that water level frequency is not an important thing.
  3. Again (display n:03 indicating that the motor is running).
  4. Again (display n:04 indicating that the drain pump is running).
  5. And again (display n:05 meaning that the inlet valve is working and water is filling the system).

You can test your dishwasher’s other elements in this fashion, such as the heater, dispenser, etc., in this fashion. Although this particular error is not related to these, they should be tested regularly.

If the filling is still bad, most likely, there is a problem in the inlet valve. Check its ohmage (normally, it is around 3.3-4 kOhm)

If the valve is good, but the error is not going away, you will need to look inside the unit. Unplug it and remove all the panels (front, bottom, etc.)

  1. Check each element at the machine’s bottom. If there is water, it is because the safety device has blocked the inlet valve. This happens when there is a leak. Take steps to locate and repair the leaking element.
  2. If no leaks are found, the may be a meter failure: the meter may be counting the amount of inlet water incorrectly. Check the meter, which you can find in a plastic compartment in the left-hand part of the dishwasher. There you will see a red, white and black wires coming out of the meter, which connect it to the control board. Not unlikely, the meter needs to be replaced. This is not a big problem, because meters are not very expensive.
  3. If the meter is operational, the main control board may need a replacement. Call your local technical service provider.

Kenwood dishwasher e4

Kenwood dishwasher e4

Most likely, the flood guard is activated. This happens when there is water at the bottom. This can be dangerous, because there are pumps and electrical components. Disconnect the machine from the mains. Pull your dishwasher forward, put a tub/tray and spread towels behind it and then tilt it back at a 45 degree angle. Wait until water pours out. Run a cycle. If the error is not going away, you need to check the entire system for leaks.