Re: can't find power cord to plug in the dishwasher to...
Dishwashers are set up to be hard wired in. however, you can install a regular plug to the wiring for the dishwasher and plug it into an outlet that way. the wiring box is in the front of the dishwasher behind the kick panel. Joe
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I experienced the same problem. One day the lights on the unit weren't on. The wall outlet that the dishwasher uses had power because the Garbage Disposal that also uses the same outlet had power. Turns out the power supply cord also tied to the water supply hose and had over the months (due to the constant slapping or dancing of the water hose whenever the electrically controlled water valve was opened or closed), had caused the female receptor prong inside the wall outlet to loose continuity with the male prong of the dishwasher power cord. It might have been a defective wall plug all along but the wall outlet worked for months before the problem arose. Anyway, after replacing the wall outlet the dishwasher again has lights and works fine.
To eliminate a dishwasher problem, run a heavy 3 pronged extension cord from a known working outlet to the dishwasher and plug the dishwasher into the cord. If you still have no power (dishwasher is not showing any signs of life) then it is a dishwasher problem (circuit board, bad connection from dishwasher cord to dishwasher, etc).
If the dishwasher actually shows signs of life, then you may have a tripped breaker. Check the breaker to make sure it is on and that the tab is not either in the center or the off position. Also, try moving the dishwasher cord's plug from the outlet it is currently in to another outlet in the under sink area. There is a chance that the plug got switched from the normal outlet to the outlet that controls the garbage disposal, that outlet should only be hot when the disposal wall switch is flipped to the on position.
shut off the water disconnect the drain hose from where it plugs into your drain and check not only the hose but also where it plugs into your drain alot of times there is some sludge that gunks up the drain line where it goes into the drain. If this is clear then you would have to de-install the entire unit and pull the whole unit out. After you have pulled the entire unit out then you would go to the other end of the drain line and remove this as well and assure that nothing is blocked in that side of the line as well. Question when you said the pump is working did you mean the sump pump and motor assembly or the drain pump is working if you have not checked the drain pump you can remove the drain pump and bench test the drain pump with a extension cord that you cut off the female end and add a couple electrical c clips or female spade connectors this make this extension into a powered jumper wire so you can remove the drain pump and test the pump outside the unit if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped when our chat has fully concluded Thanks Rick
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The "F2" for Asko dishwasher indicates an issue with the unit overfilling. This can be caused by several things, faulty inlet valve, drain pump, a plugged fill switch/overfill hose or a leak which causes the overfill switch to actuate or even a plugged drain hose. ( if you wait a couple of days it may in fact start working as the water in the base evaporates ) I would start by removing the bottom toe panel to see if the base is full of water and then check the drain hose where it connects to your home plumbing. Of course make sure you turn off the power at the breaker panel. If you don't feel like these are things you can check I'd recommend calling an authorized Asko service provider.
Let me know what you find.
First, power usually comes in from plug, under the kitchen sink, and shares a socket with the disposal(which is controled with the wall switch) make sure you are plugged into the right recepticle. try a lamp or something in the plug make sure it's got power. then check where the cord attaches to the dishwasher..usually behind the kickplate bottom, right front. Dissconnect power then remove the cover at that point you might find the wire nuts or connection is loose..if that is good ...then there could be a broken wire in the that feeds the timer/controller..those are hard to find...a wire that looks good but within the insulation of the wire, it's broken, usually where the wire bends at the bottom of the door.
you need to check the power only:
1- check the power come to the wall right ,if not
get elecricity man to bring it to plug in the wall
2- check the cord of m/c if it has fuse check it
and replace with same values ampers,....so on
3- if problem still check electricity reach at end of cord if not ,chang cord
4- if you still have problem inform us
>be ware of electricale chock it is your your life> thanks from me m abba
A diswasher is normally plugged into a non-switched outlet under the sink. Make certain the power cord hasn't been knocked out ot the outlet.
Most homes today come pre-wired for a garbage disposal, as well. Normally there will be one duplex jack under the sink, one jack "always on", the other controlled by a wall switch above the counter. If you don't have a garbage disposal, make certain the dishwasher is plugged into the "always on" jack.
Is this wired directly to the Breaker/fuse box?
Or is there an electrical outlet socket under the sink that this plugs into?
Possibly for the former you may need to turn off the breaker, remove the fuse to turn off the power. Unscrew the machine where it is attached to the counter and pull it out from the counter. Where the wire is attached to the machine, unscrew it and remove it from the machine. The machine's drain hose should be removed from the drain where it is attached to the disposal or the drain pipe. Then you can discard the old machine.
If there is an electric socket that the power is plugged into unplug and follow the rest of the procedure. Otherwise after removing the machine, get an electrician to install a plug outlet so that your new machine can be plugged into the wall socket and alleviate this problem in the future.
What exactly do you need to know about how your dishwasher is to be grounded? The national electrical code treats has dishwashers wired like any other appliance in that a receptacle ( like on your wall) is placed in the general area of the dishwasher and a power cord is attached to teh dishwasher at junction box internal to that dishwasher.. the cord is typically plugged into a 3-prong outlet which has a ground terminal. Otherwise... that is all that is required... If you are hard-wiring it ( as was done years ago) then a power feed is brought into a junction box internal to teh dishwasher and you would wire the hot , neutral and ground there).. Please restate your question if this information didn't answer you correctly..
Hopefully there's enough slack in your water supply hose for you to just pull out the machine and unscrew the hose. Be sure to turn off the water before you unscrew it. You might be able to unscrew the bottom plates to access the supply connection from the front. Your new machine will probably have a 3/8" female connection. I'd suggest having a 3/8" street elbow and an adapter for 3/8" male to whatever your plastic pipe. The other thing to watch for is whether your machine is hardwired for electricity or has a cord and plug. You can use your old cord and plug on the new machine, if the new one doesn't have one.