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Blockage (i think) top draw - seal orginally locking draw


the top draw was 'stuck' after gently pulling it out - i realised that the top seal (that drops down when the draw shuts) was locking down too soon and not realising. I pressed the 'wash button' to see if this reset the problem. It did, however the draw wont wash now, it makes some noise then stops. Taking out all the racks and drain at the bottom there is water sitting in the bottom and not going into the water pipe. i'm assuming there may be a blockage which is stopping the machine from working. there are no error massages appearing on screen. Am I right, and if so, how do I unblock it? Or is it something else I need to get a tech to fix??

the bottom draw is fine.

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  • cazzie75 Nov 30, 2008

    thanks for that - but after pulling all that out, it is still blocked. had the F2 message come up etc too. its not draining - everything else seems OK.


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After you remove the rack you can also remove the large stainless cover( it unscrews, and then under that id the rotor assy , it also unscrews, giving you access to the ports that would be blocked if any, you can refer to your manual for procedure of un-installing above parts if need be, it is something the homeowner is actually advised to do instead of calling for service

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    Ron Coons Nov 30, 2008

    there is no external pump on this machine the "rotor" does both pump water up(inot machine) and out (drain).there is acheat sheet located behind the lower drawer on the bsck ofunit. in there they will describe how to put into "test mode" also an easy to follow flow chart as to common use and effect issues, dealiing with most F codes.


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