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My Dishlex Global 300 has "ECO" flashing and the pump keeps running as if there was water to bre pumped out, but there is no water to pump out.

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  • welfengruft Dec 07, 2008

    Sorry to report back, that your solution did not solve the problem. I did what you told me and there was no effect from the machine. The pump kept on pumping and "ECO" kept on blinking. I then dismantled the bottom parts and thoroughly cleaned all parts, re assembled same and retried the routine. Unfortunately without success. There is still the original problem. Could it be an electronic fault?? Many thanks for your assistance. Kind regards, welfengruft

  • Chris Mahe Oct 01, 2011

    Did you resolve this issue? We now have the same problem. :( Chris.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls try a general reset:

  • power off the dishwasher;
  • turn on;
  • press and hold Start/Pause and Program simultaneously;
  • wait till the machine acknowledge with beeps.
Additionally, pls check the drain system (though might be a bit messy).

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Dec 07, 2008

    Some additional ideas you may want to explore:


    1. should you need instruction on how to preform cleaning on the drainage system, pls reference this FixYa solution;

    2. additional insight are available here.



  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Dec 07, 2008

    Many thanks for the update on the development or to be more exact the absence of a development.

    The next proposed solution might sound un-technical, but pls bear with me. Unplug the washer and ensure that there is no water. Lay the washer on its side from its upright position, gently pls. Ensure that there be sufficient paper towels and absorbent material.

    Should this be not corrective, then yes on the electronic fault, it would be the controller board.


  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Dec 07, 2008

    Failed to add, allow the washer in this position for a period of time say half a day. To hasten the process, you can try removing panels and rear cover if able and allow forced ventilation to air-dry the inside especially the bottom portion. Should you have access to a compressor or even a can of compressed air, then pls make use of either to clear the nooks and crannies. You would be especially interested in a float sensor in the bottom/drain bowl.

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Electrical tape is used for electrical connections and not to stop water leaks. Best bet is to remove the connection and inspect the hose for a tiny tear. When reinstalling, use a new hose clamp to secure..

First thing I would do if I were there is to shut off the water supply. Remove the water line from your home going to the water inlet valve. Next, flip the valve around and take a look at the valve screen and see if it is block with debris....If it is, scrape it lightly with a small flatbladed screwdriver and then blow it out with some air. Hopefully this is the problem and you are finished....


Machine won't fill or does not fill completely.
(Display shows E0, E2, E3, working.
or E4. Machine will not 4. Drain valve open — turn machine OFF to drain machine, then
run.)

1. Low water pressure — check for clogged hose strainer; check that site water pressure meets minimum flow pressures.
2. Make sure probes are clean. (Refer to Cleaning, page 12.)
3. No water pressure — main water supply valves may not be ON. Repeat twice (this assists in clearing any drain valve obstructions). Wait for machine to reach READY mode and press WASH. Slowly open door several seconds later and note water level. Close door; 30 seconds later, open door slowly and check that water level is the same as it was. If not, repeat the OFF-ON procedure. If problem contact Service.
5. Delime machine.

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  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Dec 07, 2008

    First thing to do it to remove the lower access panel and on the left
    side of the motor assembly you will see a electric solenoid with a
    plunger sticking out the top. Push down on the lever and tell me if
    the plunger which goes inside the solenoid moves freely.



    The dishwasher does not need an aerator/vent. Plumb it directly and your problem will go away.
    the problem is with the disposal anymore but the pipe leaving the
    disposal in your drain. Take this sectiona part and I am sure you will
    find the clog....I've done it myself after cleaning a bunch of green
    beans and running them down the disposal.

    Check all the discharge hoses and make sure the unit is draining.
    Apparantly from your description, the unit is not draining and is
    reusing all the old water to wash the dishes.

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Dec 07, 2008

    Check the drain solenoid under the unit attached to the pump housing
    and see if the plunger is free...moving up and down. We can sell you a
    new plunger.

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Dec 07, 2008

    Might just be something in the pump area not allowing the circulating
    pump to turn causing high current. Gain access to the pump area and
    look for a restricting object. While there, try to turn the motor
    shaft manually
    The drain cycle on your unit is activated by a electric solenoid on the
    pump. The motor never stops but this solenoid activates a flapper
    inside the pump, diverting the water from spraying up through the spray
    arm to another port on the pump where your drain line is connected. If
    the solenoid is shorting or a wire in the door is on the verge of
    breaking, the solenoid could work or not work resulting in the
    situation you are experiencing. When you advance the timer through the
    cycles, you will hear an audible thump and this is the solenoid
    activating. At this point is should drain

    here is a port on the garbage disposal that has a plug in it. It you
    were installing a garbage disposla and you did not have a dishwasher
    drain line attached to it, the plug remains in. If you have a
    dishwasher drain line attached to it, you knock it out. Remove the
    dishwasher drain line from the disposal a stick a screw driver in
    there. Tap it with a hammer until it breaks free. Now, you must stick
    your hand down in the disposal and remove this knock out plug beofre
    turning the disposal on or you will hear some strange noises coming
    from the disposal and wonder what it will be.

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Sir,

To keep a dishwasher working at top efficiency, keep the pump strainers and spray arm
holes free of small food particles and other deposits.

The pump screens are usually located in the well at the base of the unit. Some units don't
have screens, so if you don't see an obvious opening in the bottom of the dishwasher with
a screen on it you may have one of these models.

Remove any large food particles from the pump screen with your fingers (be careful of
any broken glass) and then gently brush the screen filter clean with a toothbrush or other
small brush.

Clean Spray Holes
The holes in the rotating spray arm in the center of the dishwasher can also get clogged.
Remove the spray arm. The lower arms will most likely lift off their brackets, but they
may be held in place with a nut. The overhead arms will probably snap in place or be
secured with a nut. Check your owner's manual, but in either case, these arms are easily
removable.

Use a straightened paper clip or piece of thin wire to unclog any holes that you cannot see
through in the spray arms. Poke the wire through the hole and wiggle it back and forth to
dislodge the dirt or food particles, being careful not to damage or enlarge the hole. When
all the holes are open, turn the arm so the large center opening that fits on the shaft faces
down. Then shake the hollow arm so all the small particles fall out of the opening. If
you don't get most of these loose particles out of the arm, they will reclog it as soon as
you run the dishwasher.

Clean Surfaces
Periodically clean the interior sides and inside of the door by washing it down with a
paste of baking soda and water. Use a sponge to wipe off stains (if they're stubborn let
the paste set for a while) and remove tough areas with a scrubbing pad.

Keep the soap dispenser compartment clean and check that the door closes easily. If the
door to this compartment sticks, the soap is not released and it cakes up in the
compartment. Usually all that is needed to get the door working again is to clean the
excess soap from the compartment. Remove the excess soap and clean the compartment
and the area around the door.

Keep the door panel and door seal clean by washing with a mild soap and water solution.
For spotted areas that are especially noticeable on black glass fronts, use a damp sponge
dipped in borax. Rinse with water and dry with a soft rag.

Water Matters
Daily use of your dishwasher keeps water in the bottom of the tub, which lubricates the
rubber seals in the unit and pump. If you're going to be away for several months, pour an
ounce of cooking oil into the puddle of standing water in the bottom to keep the water
from evaporating. This helps prevent the rubber parts from drying out and shrinking
during the long lay-up.

In addition to splashing water around, a dishwasher requires hot water to work
efficiently. Check the water temperature at the nearest faucet to the dishwasher. Run the
water into a glass and place a candy or meat thermometer in the glass. Allow the water to
run until the temperature doesn't rise. If it's not at least 140 degrees, turn the temperature
up on your water heater (keep in mind that in order to prevent scalding, the water
temperature should be lower if children or the infirmed are in residence). Don't set it any
higher or you will be wasting energy.
Keep up with the maintenance to make sure your dishwasher runs efficiently

Click this link for self maintenance..

Click this link also

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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