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When went to turn F & P dishwasher model 918TD on we got message F3 in display and light flashing in series of 3

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F3 display in ur diswasher means...its purely on Electrical Heater Fault...this may Controller failure to communicate with the Atmel 16 on the powerboard. The dishwasher loads will not function..this fault can be visible in the first 15 seconds of initial power- up. “F3” will flash on the display and will be visible to the user. Dishwasher will be disabled.if this above problem persist in ur dishwasher means..

i suggest my solution tat u Check Control and Power Board Compatibility. Check power/controller board communication cable...

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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    mohammed marika thambi Sep 23, 2008

    can u pls tell me whether u got a three long beeps before display f3 message...

    if this problem persist means..in this problem the fault occur in Low inlet water pressure.so Press Cancel key twice to

    reset this fault. Ensure that

    Inlet hose is ON.
    Replace Flow Meter.
    Replace Inlet Valve...if ur not familiar with electronic components means ..try to get assist from technician..while replace the parts

    thanks for using fixya

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Hi!!!!

try to check the sensor!!!
or open and un screw check the wire
if it ok!!! use tester!!!

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Have to tried turning off for for 5 minutes that back on see if that resets it

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I believe mine needs a thermostat.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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