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How do I fix an F2E1 error code?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The F2E1 error code indicates that there is a problem with the water inlet valve. This error code can happen for a few reasons, such as:

-The water inlet valve is not open all the way, so water is not flowing into the dishwasher properly.

-There is something blocking the water inlet valve, so water can't flow into the dishwasher.

-The water inlet valve is defective and needs to be replaced.

If you see this error code, you should check the water inlet valve to make sure it is open all the way and there is nothing blocking it. If the problem persists, you will need to replace the water inlet valve.

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1. Check the washer's water supply valves to be sure they are fully open

  1. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
  2. Open the washer's water supply valves.
  3. Check the water level in the washer's water tank.
  4. Check the water level in the washer's drum.
  5. If the water level in the washer's water tank is low, add water to the tank.
  6. If the water level in the washer's drum is low, add water to the drum.
  7. Close the washer's water supply valves.
  8. Turn on the water supply to the washer.
  9. Check the water level in the washer's water tank.
  10. Check the water level in the washer's drum.

2. Clean the inlet screen filters

  1. Remove the inlet screen filters by unscrewing the top cover.
  2. Clean the filters with a clean cloth.
  3. Apply a light coat of grease to the screws that hold the filters in place and replace the filters.
  4. Reattach the top cover.

3. Replace the water inlet valve

  1. Remove the front bumper fascia.
  2. Remove the radiator support bracket.
  3. Remove the two screws that hold the water inlet valve in place.
  4. Lift the water inlet valve out of the way.
  5. Inspect the water inlet valve for damage. If there is damage, replace the water inlet valve.
  6. Reinstall the water inlet valve using the screws that were removed in step 3.
  7. Reattach the radiator support bracket.
  8. Replace the front bumper fascia.

4. Check the drain hose for clogs or kinks

  1. Look for any interruptions or blockages in the drain hose.
  2. If the drain hose is intact, use a flashlight to check for any kinks or clogs.
  3. If there are any obstructions, use a plunger to clear the clogs.
  4. If the drain hose is still clogged, replace it.

5. Clean the drain pump filter

  1. Remove the drain pump filter by unscrewing the two screws on the top of the filter.
  2. Remove the filter media.
  3. Wash the filter media and replace it with a new one.
  4. Reinstall the filter by screwing it in place.
  5. Replace the two screws on the top of the filter.

6. Run a maintenance cycle to clean the washer

The steps to run a maintenance cycle to clean the washer in order to fix f2e1 error code are as follows:

  1. Open the washer door.
  2. Remove the drum and the agitator by pulling them out from the front of the washer.
  3. Remove all the dirty clothes and water from the washer.
  4. Clean the inside of the drum and the agitator with a detergent and a brush.
  5. Rinse all the parts with water.
  6. Replace the drum and the agitator.
  7. Close the washer door.
  8. Run the washer.
  9. Check the f2e1 error code.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Call a repair technician.