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The water wont heat in the dishwasher

Its not my machine and it was half striped when I arrived there but they told me that the water wasnt heating and that the water preasure was bad too.

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  • shane casey Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks very much for your help. I will try that.



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Hi, well i think you might have your hands full here! You could be looking at a couple of faults with this. If it wasnt heating then the first p[lace to look is defently the heater and components first! But you should also check that it is filling up to the correct level to or other wise it might not switch the heater on! I know that zanussi have some problems with the sump operated pressure switches which allow the correct amount of water in before it starts to heat, so maybe look at this first. Most of the sumps can be cleaned out easy but some need a replacement sump to be fitted.

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