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Refer the user manual for your dishwasher. Error codes are given on page 7.

e3 means the heater is not working or the thermostat (which checks the water temperature) is faulty.
Not sure there is any quick fix other than to replace. If the heater is showing some reading on an ohm meter then it is likely the thermostat is faulty. In any case it will be easier and cheaper to replace the thermostat first.

You will need to call Danby service closest to you for advise on getting the parts or servicing it.
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According to the manual:

http://www.danby.com/cms/documents/pdfs/en/DDW497W_EFSOM.pdf


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what this mean is an indication of a problem detected b the sensor

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Error codes indicate that a problem has occurred and should be addressed. Different models of washers may vary in their fault displays.

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Received from Danby customer support:
"The error code of E3 tells us that the unit is not getting the proper water temperature to continue thru the entire cycle. Before starting the dishwasher and attaching the quick connect assembly to the faucet, please make sure that the water from the faucet is warm to the touch; you can then attach the quick connect assembly with hose to the faucet and start the unit. If the water temperature does not reach 120 degrees F the dishwasher will not be able to run thru the entire cycle properly. If this is being done and the same code comes up, we will need a service tech in you area to diagnose the problem for us. For a warranty servicer in your area you can reach us at 800-263-2629 Mon-Thu 8:30-5 or Fri 8:30-4 EST."

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