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Top drawer stuck, gaskets rubbing, no power to controls

We realized our F&P top drawer stopped working this evening at the beginning of a wash cycle. The drawer appeared to have lost power, and would not open. I was finally able to pull steadily to get it open, but it felt obstructed by something above, though there is nothing but the rubbing of the rubber gaskets. Manual says there is a seal that inflates and deflates to lock, so I'm assuming it isn't deflating. The top drawer control panel is completely unresponsive.

We have already tried cutting power to the dishwasher and turning back on with no luck. The bottom drawer appears to be fine, has power, etc. Any ideas?

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  • ljacobs365 Jan 02, 2009

    my top drawer opens, but with great difficulty. the wash cycle still works.
    my model is dd 6031


  • calaha Jan 03, 2009

    Hi there - thanks for the tip, I didn't realize the posting area was so well organized. :) It is a DD603. If this is the case, any idea on what we should do?



    Should I be able to feel anything along the top of the washer that resembles a motor? It feels flat, like nothing but panel and gaskets.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have a 603 also with the same problem. The door was stuck after a wash and then no power. Now what?

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I have the same issue. Did anyone get theirs resolved. mine is a 603.

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I see the question is posted in the DD603 section, so I am not sure if I am giving the proper advice. Are you sure this is a 602/601 series? A DD603 model has lid actuator motors, not the inflatable style seal. It sounds like the lid motors are in the DOWN position. Since the machine is "dead" what may have happened is the heater plate opened up (the heater plate is a dropping resistor inline with the machine's controller) when the machine was in use and that stopped everything dead.
Double-check your model number so we know what style of lid your machine has, The difference is huge between models.

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