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Top Drawer light is out-display eratic powers on and off at will.

Model DD603 -The bottom drawer works fine, but is now subject to Flooding codes in relation to top dishdrawer. Two years ago I spent a fortune to fix flooding- seals motors- drawer tops and finally the repair man wouldn't answer my calls! I put vegetable oil on the seals and have limped along until the top display light was out and flaky-- now I get the beeping and error codes on the top and sometimes the bottom. Turning off the power and drying it out for a day sometimes helps. Love the dishwasher and just want it to work! Am dismayed looking at new models.

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Hi,
Below is the service manual link and a web site that I found. refer to the lower section where a person writes in that the fixed the flooding with a hairdryer. I hope this helps, they seem like fantastic dishwashers.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6462163/DD601V2-Manual

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2004/10/25/appliance-repair-revelation-fisher-paykel-dd602-dishdrawer-f1-code/

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