Amana Dishwasher Error Codes

Amana Dishwasher Error Codes If you’re looking for help fixing your Amana Dishwasher, look no further! Our comprehensive Amana Dishwasher error code guide will explain common issues, provide tips, and show you how to read your model’s error codes.

Amana Dishwasher Error Code Solutions

My Amana dishwasher lights are flashing and blinking. All of a sudden the lights are flashing and I have not washed or even started the dishwasher. Is it possible the electronic controls are bad or faulty? I have read that it may also be the heating element that has become faulty and that can cause the lights to begin flashing and blinking on the front control panel. Can you help me troubleshoot my Amana dishwasher to clear the lights flashing so I can use the dishwasher without calling an appliance repair company?

F 01Anti-flooding overflow
F 02Water fill solenoid valve failure
F 03Water drain failure/ timeout
F 04Thermostat fault
F 06Water fill timeout
F 07Water turbine damaged
F 08Temperature timeout fault
F 09Software error
F 10Heating element fault
F 11Wash pump failure
F 12Main board & Display communication error
F 13Main board fault
F 15Virtual sensor error
FAThe optical water indicator is detecting high levels of water turbidity
Amana Dishwasher Control Panel

Amana Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Check These Points to Help Save You Time and Money.

Dishwasher will not fillPress the START/Cancel pad to start the dishwasher.
Be sure door is latched securely.
Be sure the water is turned on.
Check that the pad is properly selected for a cycle.
Check your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check inlet hose for a kink.
Check water valve inlet for sediment and clean if necessary.
Dishwasher will not drain/ water in tub bottomIf hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is removed from the disposer inlet.
Check for food obstruction in the drain or disposer.
Check drain hose for a kink.
Check your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box.
Check that the cycle is completed.
Dishwasher adds water at end of cycleThis is normal. The sensor (select models) in the pump must stay submerged so a short fill of water is added after the cycle’s last drain.
Detergent cup is not emptyCheck that the cycle is completed.
Be sure dispenser is not blocked.
Use fresh detergent stored in a cool, dry place.
Dishwasher seems noisyA water valve hiss during fill is normal.
Water circulation sounds are normal.
A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is extending beyond the racks. Readjust load to avoid obstructing wash arm.
Chopping or grinding sounds may be heard as the internal chopper blade chops hard items like fruit seeds, nuts, etc.
Humming during the drain is normal.
A snap noise is the detergent cup lid hitting the door liner when the dishwasher door is opened at the end of the cycle. This is normal.
Proper installation affects the noise level.
Cycle takes too longHi Temp Wash has been selected and the cycle is extended to heat water.
Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120° F (49° C).
Dishwasher has an odorRun dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
Dishwasher may not be draining properly.
For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light/Quick Wash cycle and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes.
Dishwasher leaksCheck that the dishwasher is level.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent carefully and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
Follow directions closely on how to add a forgotten item.
To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached.
Indicator lights flashingThe countdown display (select models) flashes after a cycle is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
The countdown display (select models) and the delay indicator flash after a delay is selected until the START/Cancel pad is pressed.
All active display indicators flash if the door is opened during a running cycle or delay.
The currently selected cycle flashes if an attempt is made to change the cycle after cycle “lock-in”
Glasses are cloudy/ spottedSelect Hi Temp Wash option.
Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° F (49° C).
Always use a rinse aid.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for approximately 5 minutes. If removed, the problem is due to hard water. Adjust detergent amount being used to match water hardness (pg. 5). Be sure detergent is fresh, stored properly and is a high quality brand.
If cloudiness is not removable, it is etching. This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by water that is too hot, from using too much detergent or by prewashing. Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is permanently damaged. To prevent further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop prewashing, and use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below 120° F (49° C).
Food soil remains on dishesCheck water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° F (49° C).
Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly.
Use fresh detergent stored in a cool dry place.
Select proper cycle for the soil level and Hi Temp Wash.
Make sure the upper rack wash arm connector is correctly aligned in one of the water inlet holes.
Load items so they do not block the wash arms.
Load the utensil basket with knife handles up and spoon and fork handles down.
Do not place glasses over tines.
Before loading, scrape off burnt on foods and wipe the starchy film from utensils used with pasta, rice and oatmeal. These soils require more energy than the rest of the load to clean.
Items washed in the dishwasher or the dishwasher tub itself are stained/ discoloredAluminum utensils or pans can leave marks when they rub against other items. Leave a slight space between items.
Iron deposits in the water can leave a yellow, brown or orange film on dishes or the dishwasher tub. A rust filter may be needed. Check with a water treatment company.
Separate silver or silver-plated silverware from stainless steel. These metals can be damaged by contact with each other during washing.
Color from tomato sauces may adhere to the interior parts of the dishwasher (pg. 8). If light staining has occurred, leave the door open to oxidize the stain away. Use a dishwasher detergent that contains chlorine to better fight staining.
Certain dishwasher detergents may stain silver. Try another brand of detergent.
Items not properly dried/moisture is present on the dishwasher interior after the dry cycleBe sure Heated Dry is selected.
Water droplets may form on the inner door as part of the drying process.
Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° F (49° C).
Select Hi Temp Wash option.
Increase detergent amount to match water hardness.
Load properly.
Plastic and items with non-stick surfaces are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary
Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water and require towel drying. Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for improved results.
Dishware is chippedLoad dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other.
Washing fine antique china/crystal in the dishwasher is not recommended.
Do not load glasses over the tines.
Do not overload.
Amana Dishwasher-Fully Integrated Console

Amana Dishwasher Care and Cleaning

  • The dishwasher interior is normally self-cleaning. Periodically check the bottom of the dishwasher tub to see if any large particles remain.
  • Wipe the edge of the inner door liner to remove any food soil splashes which occurred during loading.
  • When cleaning stainless steel, always wipe with the grain. Never use products containing chlorine bleach or citric acid.
  • The color from some tomato-based food soils may occasionally adhere to various components of the dishwasher interior, causing temporary discoloration.
  • Remove excess tomato-based food soils from dishes, before loading.
  • Run the Heavy Wash cycle when washing loads containing tomato-based food soils.
  • Use a dishwasher detergent that contains chlorine to better fight staining.

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