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SMEG dishwasher doesn't get things clean

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

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SOURCE: start problem

Hi
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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

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SOURCE: SMEG Dishwasher - Water fill level is too low

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

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SOURCE: smeg dishwasher does not take water. all water supply

Check the inlet hose is not kinked first.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Smeg dishwasher model DW1 410

More than likely water inlet valve is bad. Maybe replaceable.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

ginko
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SOURCE: I have an E3 error

Hi.

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.

Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on May 03, 2011

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