Question about Smeg 24 in. DWF612SS Free-standing Dishwasher
All sees to be well, power, water throughput and pressure, no blockages, heat - it just doesn't clean anything at all. Model dwf612ss, type 10043
SOURCE: start problem
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My dishwasher tried to start but would not ,it tried but could not, the panel showed no fault.
The fault was caused by the failure of the solinoid (electric magnet) which opens the soap dispenser mechanism, located inside the door. I used an electric light up screw drive (from £ shop) which glows when you touch the end, to test the solioid, you could also use a multi meter though not as reliable.
We replace solinoid, (Common solinoid from any appliance repair shop) but I note on ebay there is a dishwasher guy selling the complete dispenser unit with new solinoid fitted.
Hope this helps( we have just had our first wash)
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P.S. Sorry I can not remember how to spell solinoid (electro magnet)
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
Hi, I found your problem stuck here from one year ago.
I will post my solution the same, as reference for you and more users with same problem, apologies.
Re: smeg dishwasher fails to fill with enough water to sucessfully wash. It does put some water in.. but nowhere near enough.
Before checking parts inside the machine, ensure that water is coming from the faucet at the back with regular pressure.
To start check the water level sensor.
This is usually a floater sensor located on a side inside the dishwasher.
Check if water level is working properly, if the floater is getting stuck then that is the problem.
If the water level is OK, then the responsible is usually the inlet valve, or clogged inlet lines.
From description it looks more like a faulty water level.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
SOURCE: I have an E3 error
E3 means that there is a problem with the heating system. The problem is either heating element or thermostat. The heating element in SMEG dishwashers is usually located underneath the appliance (in some model is at one side or at the back). Access is gained removing the front inspection panel at the bottom and the right hand side panel. Check at the bottom and see if the heating element is there. Check near to the heating element and locate also the thermostat, connected in line with the heating element. If the thermostat is not at the bottom, then it is inside the door, clipped near to the dispenser.
Before replacing parts test both heating element and thermostat.
Both parts are tested reading Ohms. Set the Multimeter on Impedance (any R scale).
Remove thermostat and element from circuit and read impedance touching each part contacts with multimeter probes. If the element reads infinity of Ohms (open, same as on air), then the part must be replaced. A good element will read a value different from infinity (SMEG is usually 30/40 Ohms).
The thermostat is tested in a similar way. A good thermostat will read zero or a couple of Ohms at room and will open when water is hot. Usually is only necessary to test the thermostat at room, testing in hot water is more complex. If the thermostat is open at room temperature, replace the thermostat (at room it must read zero or a couple of Ohms). If the thermostat does not open in hot water, replace the thermostat.
If thermostat and element are OK, inspect the control board.
Posted on May 03, 2011
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May 26, 2014 | Smeg Dishwashers
It may be an
issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump, please reset the power to
the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error.
If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing
this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air
Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub,
energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press
the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this
doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past
the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that
heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have
to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to
3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure
water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps...
Please post back if you need more information.
Aug 16, 2011 | Maytag Dishwasher
This issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. First make sure that the drain is not clogged and remove clogs if present. If no visible lint is present then remove the lower front access panel to check the drain filter and drain pump for any clogs, you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump completely. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller & clean the chopper assembly. Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn't overheat. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.
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