Jenn Air Dishwasher Diagnostic Mode (Activate In 30 Seconds)

The moment your dishwasher begins to develop some little faults, it is recommended that you run the Jenn Air dishwasher diagnostic mode. 

You might be wondering what exactly a diagnostic mode is? A dishwasher diagnostic mode can simply be regarded as a series of appliance check and tests or diagnosis that is carried out on a dishwasher in a order to detect the specific issues with the appliance.

If you have no idea what might be wrong with your Jenn Air dishwasher, this is a worthy technique for determining the exact problem that needs to be dealt with.

In this article, be rest assured that you will have all the important information you need in addition to providing you with clues on how to fix this issue battling your Jenn Air dishwasher.

How To Enter Jenn Air Dishwasher Diagnostic Mode?

How do you run a diagnostic cycle on a Jenn Air dishwasher?

This is a very easy procedure to complete depending on the model of your Jenn Air dishwasher. 

Jenn air display name on Dishwasher

To run the diagnostic cycle on a Jenn Air dishwasher, go through the following procedures below.

  1. To enter Jenn Air diagnostic mode, you just have to press any three buttons in a sequence.
  1. Ensure that your dishwasher is in standby mode before initiating.
  1. Make sure that the door latch of the dishwasher is opened entering the diagnostic mode.
  1. Press any 3 buttons in the sequence 1-2-3 (x3) with no more than one second between the key presses.
  1. Then press cancel, this procedure will activate the diagnostic mode, you should notice this as all LED lights would automatically turn on.
  1. After all LED lights are on, press “start” on the control panel and close the Dishwasher door latch properly.
  1. Depending on the model of your dishwasher, it might take a few minutes for the dishwasher to undergo all tests and finally reveal the error codes. 

Notwithstanding, in some other Jenn Air dishwashers, you will be required to press the following buttons two times in quick succession in order to enter the diagnostic mode. 


After pressing the keypads in quick succession (twice), you should notice that all LEDs are illuminated and you will be required to press the cancel button.

While the dishwasher is going through a set of self diagnostic procedures, it will identify all the problems with your dishwasher.

The faults will be highlighted in the form of error codes. What you might want to do at this point is to write down or take a picture of these error codes if you wish.

Jenn Air Dishwasher Control Panel

The responsibility of the system is to provide a solution and solve the errors within the dishwasher. 

Errors that could not be automatically solved by the machine, would have to be solved manually. This could require a few more guidelines.

How To Exit Jenn Air Dishwasher Diagnostic Mode? 

Note that the diagnostic mode would automatically be completed after the dishwasher is finished with solving all available errors with your dishwasher.

If you still wish to interrupt the process, you can easily disconnect the dishwasher from the electricity supply. Better still, press the “CANCEL” button in the front of the dishwasher. 

It’s as simple as that, although most dishwasher users would obviously intend to complete the diagnosis before thinking about exiting at all.

Related: Whirlpool Dishwasher Diagnostic Mode

How To Read Jenn Air Dishwasher Diagnostic Error Codes?

If your dishwasher is done with the test modes and it has begun to illuminate LED lights to represent error codes. Or probably a small screen to display the error codes. 

Either of the above display methods depends on the model of Jenn Air dishwasher you are using.

How do I run diagnostic mode on my Jenn-Air Dishwasher

For some models, the error code is represented by the number of times a particular LED blinks with respect to specific intervals.

While for some other models, a small screen that displays the error codes makes things a whole lot easier.

Below are some Jenn Air dishwasher error codes alongside the meaning and how to manually fix them.

Error CodesProblem Detected After DiagnosisPossible Ways To Fix Issue
F1E1 Dishwasher won’t operate as drain sequence will beginsFirstly, disconnect power to the dishwasher from the unit for about 5 minutes
F8E4Loosen connection pointsCheck or inspect the appliance connection points. 
It is recommended that you use a plier for this.
F8E5Drain sequenceDisconnect power to the dishwasher and press cancel button to silence alarm tone
F9E1Garbage disposer problemCheck if the garbage disposer has any obstructions.Make sure that the knockout plug has been removed from the disposer inlet. 
FAE5 or F10E5If you see this error, reset the dishwasher or start a new cycle.
F6E1 The product is unable to resume cyclesDisconnect your dishwasher and shut the water supply valve.
6-7 or F6E7 Faulty or damaged flow meter Ensure the wiring to the flow meter is intact. Replace if necessary.
7-1 or F7E1 Problem with Heating elementCheck out the heating element for damages and replace.
8-1 or F8E1Water draining slowlyMake sure that there isn’t an item obstructing the proper draining of water.
10-3 or FAE3Drying fan damage or failure Inspect the wire that connects the electronic control board and the drying fan. Replace if there are any damages.
H2ODishwasher cycle has been altered or water supply issuesEnsure that there are no water supply issues and no obstruction in the water supply hose.
Related: Ge Dishwasher Diagnostic Mode (How To Activate)

Jenn Air Dishwasher Model JDB2150AWP1 (How To Run Diagnostic Mode on Jenn Air Dishwasher) 

This particular model has a similar procedure just the other regular ones we’ve illustrated above. 

All you have to do is press any three buttons of the control panel in a 1-2-3 sequence. Make sure that you insert a 1 second interval between while pressing the keypads.

If this doesn’t work, you can try pressing the following buttons after one another. You need to be a little bit fast while doing this.

High Temperature Wash – Heated Dry – High Temperature Wash – Heated Dry 

Jenn Air Dishwasher Model JDB2150AWP

Entering the self diagnostic check cycle of this particular model is similar to the highlighted step-by-step procedures above.

Press  High Temperature Wash – Heated Dry – High Temperature Wash – Heated Dry consecutively.

Jenn Air Dishwasher Model JDB8200AWS

To enter the diagnostic mode of a Jenn Air ultra wash dishwasher model, you need to press the High Temperature Wash and Heated Dry Buttons simultaneously twice. 

As in, Press “High Temperature Wash” → “Heated Dry”.

Then followed by the “Cancel” button.

Related: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Diagnostic Mode

How Do I Troubleshoot My Jenn Air Dishwasher?

Expect the diagnostic tests mode to come to an end after all procedures have been completed.

If this doesn’t happen, then there’s something wrong with the self diagnostic cycle.

Jenn-Air Dishwasher error codes

You can troubleshoot your Jenn Air dishwasher by restarting the Diagnostic mode or cycle which is done by resetting the dishwasher.

  1. Hold the “start” keypad for a few seconds and this should automatically reset your dishwasher.
  1. Sometimes depending on the model of Jenn Air dishwasher, you can easily reset it by unplugging or disconnecting from power for some minutes.


I hope that entering the diagnostic mode of your Jenn Air dishwasher should not be really difficult by now. 

You just have to follow the aforementioned steps in the article above, and some minor faults on your dishwasher will be fixed. 

For some of your Jenn Air dishwasher model, error codes will be displayed or illuminated (the number of blinks per interval via LED lights. Read what they mean with the table illustrated above.

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