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I have a Kenwood dishwasher. Last night when I went to put

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I have a Kenwood dishwasher. Last night when I went to put it on, the display lit up as normal, but after a few seconds, it bleeped, the salt and rinse aid lights started flashing, and M5 (orS) came up on the display. This lasted a few seconds and then the display went back to normal, nub most of the buttons don't work. Do you have any idea what could be wrong?
JA: What happened just before the light on your Kenwood dishwasher came on?
Customer: Nothing. I just loaded it up and switched it on as normal.
JA: How long has this been going on with your Kenwood dishwasher? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It was fine until last night. I tried switching it off at the plug, unplugging it overnight, checked nothing was in the way of the door. It's still the same.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No. It was perfectly fine until then.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 6 months ago.


Welcome to Justanswer … my name is ***** ***** I will help you today!

I’m sorry to hear you're having trouble with your appliance; I know that can be frustrating.

Hopefully, we can get this resolved quickly.

Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 6 months ago.

Are you sure it was M5 not E5 ?

Please provide its complete model number for further assistance.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Sorry, got that wrong. It's H5 It's a Kenwood KDW45W16
Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 6 months ago.

h5/e5/f5 these error codes indicate water inlet fault.

Can you unplug it and clean the inlet hose and water inlet valve.

After cleaning plug it back and check if if it fills or you hear a buzz or hum sound from the Inlet.

Let me know how it goes.

Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 6 months ago.

Hi there, did that help ?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Unfortunately, no, it didn't.
Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 6 months ago.

OK, do you still need assistance ?

Do you still see the error code ?

Can you test the water inlet valve with a multimeter ?