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Fisher and paykel DD-603 dish drawer

My dishwasher has flooded from a blocked drain filter. The flood switch has tripped and is showing "F1 with spanner" on the display. The pump is constantly running on both drawers. I am hoping someone can tell me how to reset it. Regards Paul

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  • eco mike Nov 17, 2007

    The flood switch has been turned on by my daughter putting dish wash in to washer have cleaned it all out but the switch has not re set

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    My Dishdrawer turned on automatically while I wasn't home, F1 is showing and both drawers are making mechanical sound. (sounds like pumps) draining. I am unable to reset, have turned off at wall.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    Flood swithch tripped. No way of resetting. Have disconnected for minutes / hours / days! Still no reset.



    Is there a reset switch?

  • fursefamily Aug 10, 2008

    F1 w/ wrench flashing on display. Disconnected and dried out.  Can't find reset button and are you suppose to remove drawer from casing?  If so, How?

  • jade_dan Nov 11, 2008

    flood switch tripped but excess water caused an eletrical short in switch board panel...

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Top drawer on 603 appears not to complete cycle can't change the wash setting and dishes still wet at end of wash

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    fisher paykel dishwasher 603 no fault code but dishes are still wet at end of wash and we can't change wash setting

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Flood alarmm on 2 draw dishwasher how di I check if the actuators are working

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    F1 flashing on both dish drawers with a spanner underneath

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Hi there, If you have had an F1 you need to dry out the product in order to reset the flood switch. This is a simple process as follows: 1. Ensure product is disconnect from wall so that it has no power. 2. Open the bottom drawer and put your hand in through the gap where the bottom of the bottom drawer comes out and feel the base of the cabinet that houses the drawers for water. 3. If there is water present dry it out as much as you can with paper towels or old rags. This machine is designed to drain all water to the front of the base of the cabinet away from the flood switch that sits at the back left corner of the cabinet base that the drawers are fitted into. 4. When you have base of the cabinet dry you need to ensure that the switch has not moisture on it in order for it to reset and allow you to start using the product. This can be done 2 ways: 1. leave bottom drawer open for 24-48 hours to allow natural air circulation to dry out the connection. or 2. position a hair dryer to blow air into the back left corner of the base of the cabinet and dry it out quicker. This still make take up to 6 hours as the flood switch had a protective cover over it to try to prevent F1's for small spills. 5. When the product had been dried out, important that you make sure it has, when you switch on the machine the F1 should be gone and ready to use. Please run each drawer seperately on a rinse cycle to confirm to yourself that it flooding was possibly caused by something blocking the sprayarm, or something stacked too high or something got stuck in the pump temporarily stopping it from draining effectively or the product suddsing too much from spilt rinse aide in one of the drawers. If each drawer runs successfully you should be in the all clear to start using it again. Please note though: if something blocks the spray arm that is directly linked to the pump your drawer will flood as a result. If you have something stuck in the pump peventing it from draining effectively ie a toothpick or piece of broken crockery this will cause your product to flood, but you will hear an louder than normal sound when the pump is running. And finally if you spill rinse aide in your drawer when filling it clean all spilt rinse aide to prevent unit from over sudsing when running. Regards KAR-Ltd

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I am a 61 year old woman who had just tried to call a service repairman to come out and look at my F1 and wrench icon. Luckily no one answered the phone. I read this page and after work went home to tackle the job myself. 1. Turned off circuit breaker (which had been off for a couple of days as this happened on a weekend. 2. Followed instructions on sliding out bottom drawer. Took Flash light to inspect and found water on bottom. 3. Got towels and got as much water as I could out. 4. Took hair dryer and put on low and turned on for about and hour. Changing direction of air flow and insuring it wasn't getting to warm. I lifted some cables and made sure the water was gone in all the crannies. 5. Put drawer back in. 6. Flipped circuit breaker back on. 7. Shabam it did the trick F 1 disappearedand didn't cost me a dime only time. If I can do it so can you. Just follow the instructions. Saved me a minimum $150 service call. Submitted by: Ms. FX F1

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I have just managed to reset this switch. My problem included water in the bottom of the unit - haven't found the source yet - which when cleaned out and dried led to reset. I tried switching off etc but now I would assume that the polystyrene float may still be raised in your case.

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Once you have clear the blocked pipes then hold both power buttons down for between 30-60 sec and that will reset the dish washer

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HAD SAME PROBLEM TODAY WTH MY FISHER & PAKEL DD603SS. THE DRAIN UNDER THE FILTER WAS BLOCKED WHICH ALSO CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE IMPELLER. THIS STOPPED THE MACHINE FROM DRAINING PROPERLY CAUSING THE FI(SPANNER) FAULT. I UNPLUGGED THE MACHINE TO STOP THE FAULT SHOWING. THEN PLUGGED IT BACK IN AGAIN,IMMEDIATELY I SET A PROGRAM TO RUN.THIS HAS CLEARED THE FAULT. BEFORE DOING THIS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLEANED ALL DEBRI FROM UNDER THE FILTER.

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Have you tried disconnecting power from the unit for several minutes? According to the manual when you get an F1 you should call the service center. Post a comment if you managed to reset, Good luck

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