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Dishdrawer The top drawer of our dishwasher has stopped working. It has been working fine for about 18 months but now it seems to have no power coming through to it. The bottom drawer is still working fine. There have been no electrical surges that we are aware of.

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Re: Dishdrawer

Hi there, If you have no power to the top drawer and it is difficult to open it may be that your heater plate has blown and requires replacing. If it has no power and opens easily you may have the child lock on and need to hold the lock button down till the lock emblem disappears of the display screen on the front of the drawer. regards KAR-Ltd

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Re: Dishdrawer

It's look like something is obstructing the spray arm path. Follow manufacturer instructions on dishwasher's user guide pages 23,24 (how to clean all filters). In case you don't have the user guide,let me know by mail to and I will forward it to you. Good luck!

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