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Q:

What does an E6 error mean on my Kenmore ultra wash dishwasher model #665.1690591?

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What does an E6 error mean on my Kenmore ultra wash dishwasher model #665.1690591?

Most error codes indicate a failure in the Electronic Control Board or there could be some wires that are damaged or disconnected on the control board. If the error code prevents you from starting the dishwasher, I recommend doing a hard reset on the dishwasher by doing the following:

  • Unplug or flip the breaker to the unit for 2-5 minutes.
  • Plug the unit back in or turn the breaker back on to restore power to the unit.
  • Try running a short cycle on the dishwasher.

The hard reset will clear out any glitches or abnormalities that the control board may have come across. If you continue to receive the error code on the dishwasher there is a possibility the control board may need to be replaced. I recommend calling for service so a technician can properly diagnose and repair your dishwasher.

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Tammy S -
Sears Technician
January 19, 2010
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Thanks, this was helpful, Have used a soft reset (press "no heat dry", then press "normal" and repeat--let sit for 2 mins) when dishwasher would not start but went two days without getting it started. Used the hard reset (turn off breaker, wait a couple of minutes, then turn back on) and immediately started the dishwasher.

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KJ -
August 14, 2012
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need to replace overflow switch for model # 665.1690591 part not available thru sears any where else to obtain part or can it be bypassed getting e6 error

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I see the question has been posted before. The experts do review and answer within 24-48 hours if not sooner.

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Barbara H. -
March 04, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

First I must assume the dishwasher has no problems draining all the water and I assume it's not overfilling with water or E6 will display.

There are two switches used on the float assembly. Switch #1 will have a Brown wire and Brown wire with a White stripe attached and Switch #2 will have a Pink wire and White wire with Blue stripe. Switch #2 would be the switch that would open and break the 5vdc circuit when it senses an overfill. When the float rises it breaks the 5 VDC circuit to the control board indicating an over fill. The switch is not likely the failure.

I recommend disconnecting the dishwasher from the power supply and then disconnect the pink and the white wire with the blue stripe and then test the switch using an ohm meter for continuity. When float is down the switch should be closed/have continuity. When the float rises the switch open/break the circuit/path of the 5vdc to the control board to signal the error code. You will likely find the switch working correctly meaning the control board would be faulty or it could have a loose or broken wire in switch #2 circuit. Switch #2 monitor the position of the float and will send the message to the control board when the float rises.

You could try connecting the pink wire and the white wire with the blue stripe together at the switch and if the error continues, it will need a control board.

The float switch is no longer available and I do not have any other supplier.

If 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 .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 04, 2011
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My dishwasher ( Kenmore ultra wash model #665.1690591) keeps flashing error codes like power failure etc...What is happening and what can i do to fix the prob.

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I understand that your having trouble with your Kenmore Dishwasher flashing error codes on the display. I found a question in Manage My Life under the answers button that was similar to the one you asked. I think this question will give you some good advice, while your waiting on an expert answer. I attached the link below, I hope this helps!!!!!

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Raquel F -
August 16, 2010
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From the description you give I suspect the control is at fault or there is a bad connection to the control.

You mention the power failure error but you don't mention any other errors.

If the wiring is tight then most likely the control will be at fault. The control would be the worst problem because it is the most expensive part on the dishwasher. The console is no longer available but the control board is available for close to $260 dollars.

I would suggest replacement of the dishwasher might be a better option than repair and might be cheaper as will.

If you are getting a power failure error then one check to make would be a live voltage check to the control. There would be a tan and white wire at the control. If there is 120 volts to the control on these two wires then the error message is false and most likely means the control is at fault.

I'd suggest a technician only check live voltage.

The following link will show you various new dishwashers. Some of these models cost less that the control board. I think some would be a good choice for you: New Dishwashers to Consider .

I hope this information is helpful to you.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
August 17, 2010
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