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Is there a standard, industry-wide system for dishwasher error codes?

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Error codes, also referred to as fault or function codes, vary for all dishwashers, so no industry standards exist. Some codes also vary for dishwashers on different models from the same manufacturer.

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Dishwasher manufacturers and companies that sell dishwasher parts provide a list of standard error codes on their websites. The owner's manual for the dishwasher also lists the error codes. Some of the error codes require simple repairs, while others require more extensive repairs. Before repairing the dishwasher or calling a service technician, owners should disconnect the dishwasher for approximately 30 seconds, which may clear the error code. If the error code returns when the dishwasher is powered on, it requires further service.

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