Question about Smeg DWD612C Built-in Dishwasher
Until recently my Smeg DI612C has been working fine. The warrenty has just run out and now it seems that it can no longer recognise the wash cycle. After starting fine, pre-rinsing, it then ends and bleeps continuously, it seems to miss out the actual wash cycle, the wash tablets remsins and the water is still cold.. According to my manual the light that flashes means the machine has been tripped due to leaking. I have taken out and turned it 90 degrees, cleaned the water out and checked the pipes, but still it just does half a cycle and then bleeps continually. Can anyone help me, Many Thanks Mike
SOURCE: smeg dishwasher
The second problem is almost certainly a symptom of the first - leaking water is reaching some of the electrical terminals and shorting them to earth.
First thing to do is to make sure the strainer in the bottom of the cabinet is clear - if it's really badly choked, you can brew up quite a spectacular flood.
After that, best I can suggest is to move the machine onto a piece of dry carpet, run it for a short while and see whereabouts the carpet gets wet first. Use this to guide your subsequent leak-hunting.
If there's any hint that the leak is from the front of the machine, check the seal between the lower edge of the door and the bottom of the washing chamber. On some machines, this gets covered with a thick layer of hardened grease (which is fine, until bits of the grease start to break off). If this is your problem, scrape the remaining gunge off, give the metal surface a good clean,and expect the last vestiges of the leak to cure over the next couple of washes as the seal recovers its proper shape.
Next thing to look for is the device which senses when the machine is full enough (and tells it to stop filling). Let the machine get to the stage when it is leaking nicely, then turn it off, open the door, and see if the cabinet has filled to overflowing. If it has, then drain it, then unplug the machine and take the back cover off. Look for a thin hose coming out the bottom of the washing chamber and running up to a small unit mounted on the case some way up with a pair of wires going to it. Check this hose for cuts, splits and blockage.
If the leak is coming from further back, then you are going to need to look inside to see how much of the inside of it is wet. Use this to guide you to where you need to do a more detailed inspection.
Check all the nearby hoses, looking for splits - especially where they push onto fittings, cuts (especially anywhere they're pulled over sharp edges) and just generally to see if they've pulled off completely.
Next, check any plastic fittings in the area to make sure they haven't cracked, and look to see if there's any evidence of water seeping out of the joints between the different fittings (in case you've blown an O ring, rotted a gasket away, or just had some screw work loose)
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
take the kick panel off. On some smeg, there is a small suppressor capacitor on the lhs tucked in the wiring. this breaks down. snip it off - no need to replace
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
SOURCE: Smeg Dishwasher DI612C
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Try this remedy.
When we have an error code this is the remedy.
This can reset the system.
First turn it off.
Cut power to the washer at the breaker and wait a 5 minutes then restart it.
It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems if they are not serious.
Or they are sometimes just a glitch.
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How old is the appliance?
Here is an interesting report I just read.
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
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Posted on Sep 23, 2008
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