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Error code 01 on elecrolux dishwasher EIDW6305GSI

My new electrolux dishwasher has an error code 01, which states, "leak Detector - When water is detected under the tub. I have removed the kick plate and checked for leaks, I don't see any. How do I troubleshoot this issue?

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  • kwittig Dec 24, 2008

    Same problem on same model - I have error code 01 and the machine has stopped working.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    same but i have wave touch

  • xdou12x Feb 20, 2009

    error code 01 on electrolux dishwasher EWDW6505G Wave-touch. How do I reset the diswasher?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    My dishwasher all lights are flashing and error codes 1 & 2 is lit up in kick plate.



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Usually the error code 01 means you backed up water in the unit. First be sure that the drain is clear.  Run the garbage disposal and be sure your sinks are draining.

I got lucky on a EIDW6105 unit by trying this.

All the lights are flashing and it shows error code 01.

Push down on two of the buttons and hold (I pushed on the Favorite and Heavy buttons), until the flashing stops (about 8 seconds).

The machine now showed and error code 08.  Then hit the start button.  My washer then cleared and runs normally.

Hope this helps, better than a sevice call to clear the code.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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    mrdon123 Apr 10, 2012

    There is a New software upgrade that addresses this issue. I called Electrolux and they are sending someone out to do the upgrade Kit and the software upgrade for me without charge.


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I had the same problem, the sears guy came out and found water in the bottom pan of the unit.(Unit has to be pulled out to get to the pan.) He suggested that the back legs of the diswasher were too high and water was unable to drain out properly. So he lowered the legs and we will pull the dishwasher out in about 2 months to check for water in the pan.

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This dishwasher is a piece a junk. This happened 3 times already. Take a shop vac and **** all of the water from the bottom of the tub. You'll need to remove the mesh filter and really get all of the water out. I attached the end of a turkey baster to the end of my shop vac to get all the way down.

Put a fan in the dishwasher with the door open for 48 hours. Try turning the unit on again. This has worked three put of three times.

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Ugh I am so FED UP with every Electrolux appliance in my house!! I have the dishwasher, refrigerator, and washer and dryer and not a single one of them are worth their price tag. Garbage!! Anyway, this morning my dishwasher gave me an 01 code. This is the first time this has happened. So from what I'm reading, I'm gonna have to pull it out from under the counter and dismantle it to see if there's water backed up somewhere? Ridiculous.

Just FYI for others who are unfortunate enough to have this piece of junk in their house, the touch panel controls on it have also stopped working more than once. Sometimes they come back to life with sheer patience and occasionally slamming the door really hard, but ultimately my husband had to take the entire front of the dishwasher off and replace some part to get it working again. Even so, after all that, the same thing happened just a few days later. Should have done our due diligence before we bought this piece of junk!!

Posted on Mar 02, 2013

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    Nancy Pamela Ulloa Feb 24, 2014

    I hate this dishwasher also. I've already had to replace the motor once, and I maybe use the thing once a week, maybe. And the microwave door handle broke out of nowhere but of course, you have ro replace the entire door because the handle is attached to the door which has the controls and brain. But it wasn't anything a little bondo couldn't fix.

  • Tomasz Kobylanski
    Tomasz Kobylanski Mar 31, 2017

    Electrolux is like BPJ, Beautiful Piece of Junk. It is not the famous for endurance Swedish appliance, it is just fancy rebadged Frigidaire with unreliable, made in Mexico parts added.


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I have used the same method as Rudy about 10 times now. Only difference - I put my blow dryer in the tub obn and off so as not to overheat and I can have the thing running again within an hour or so.

Posted on Feb 26, 2013

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    Mandy Bale Dec 16, 2013

    I have no words to describe how much I detest this worthless $1000 dishwasher. I just had a space heater and blow dryer running in mine for the past hour and now it's starting to run. I have yet to see if the thing kicks off again. If money grew on trees, this thing would have been thrown over the side of my deck years ago.

  • Mandy Bale
    Mandy Bale Dec 16, 2013

    Yep, just shut off again. Please if anyone out there is googling Electrolux dishwashers, take my advice and just DON'T DO IT

  • Mandy Bale
    Mandy Bale Feb 20, 2014

    Back again...Same issue. And now believe it or not, my space heater that I use to fix this issue just died. Off to get another blow dryer. UGH

  • Mandy Bale
    Mandy Bale Mar 12, 2014

    Back again, same issue. The next day my husband is off we WILL be buying a new dishwasher. It's so ridiculous.


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