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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Not starting wash cycle
Typically this means that there has been a water leak of some sort and there is water in the lower base pan. This is the large white plastic base that the dishwasher sits on.
If you remove the toe kick and look back past the fill valve on the extreme left side of the dishwasher about 6 to 8 inches from the front you will see a red stick that goes straight up and down. This is a mechanical linkage that activates the drain feature. Be careful as there are live connections here.
This stick rests on a round piece of Styrofoam that acts as a float. If there is water present it will cause the stick to lift and the dishwasher will go into drain. The source of the leak will have to be isolated and corrected. Most likely it is the fill float assembly as referenced at the end of this post.
If the stick is not in the upright position then there is possibly an issue with the switch mechanism itself.
You will have to pull the dishwasher out from beneath the cabinet and remove the panel covering the left hand side. If it is a full panel then there are a couple of screws holding it on from the front through side trim as viewed when the door is open if it is a half panel then it can be removed by removing the large torx screw on the lower right as seen when facing the panel.
If there is a problem with the switch then the entire mechanism should be replaced.
Try the following link to a picture for reference. It is upside down as compared to the installed one:
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
This is a anti flood activation. It is a safety device (polystireen float and micro switch at the base of the washer) that keeps the drain motor running due to water leak / spill detection. Dry the water and rectify the leak (normaly pipe or clamp leak) and this should solve the problem.
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
This sounds like its gone into flood mode.
If water is detected in the base of the machine, the pump switches on and stays on to prevent flooding.
Normally to reset you would lean the machine backwards and let the water drain out.
In your case, switch off the mains, remove the lower kick panel. Shine a torch in there and you should see the water. CAREFULLY dry it out and it should reset.
If it does it again, you need to check for leaks.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
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Thanks my Asko did the same and tilted it forward, drained excess on the floor, even though I thought i'd bailed the whole lot and woolaa fixed - thanks x
Posted on Feb 28, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
If nothing else works, the washer door can be opened as follows:
•This must only be done in an emergency
if the machine's glass door does not open automatically when the program has finished.
•First check that there is no water left in the machine. If there is water left in the machine and it is not possible to run the Drain program, empty the machine by using the drain hose.
•Make sure that the main power switch is off and that the plug has been re- moved from the wall socket.
•You will find the emergency opener for the glass door in the double sealed bag.
•Open the glass door by putting the opener in the slot to the right of the lock on the door. Push the opener up or down and the door will open.
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If you need to stop or interrupt a program after you start the machine, turn the Program Control knob
to 10 (Drain). Any water in the machine will be pumped out and you can then press the Door Open
button ( ) to open the door. To restart the washer, close the door and turn the controls to the desired
On the electronic control models, if you need to open the glass door during a wash or rinse cycle, press and hold the Door Open button for three seconds. The machine will stop and automatically drain enough water so the door can be opened safely. The program will resume when you close the door. The inlet valve will come on to
ensure the proper water level.
In case of mechanical failure, you can use the Emergency Door Opener located by the drain pump. To use the Emergency Door Opener, remove the screw holding the cord handle (loop) and pull the cord down.
Hope this answers your question even if it isn't necessarily the answer you wanted. Thank you for choosing FixYa and good luck.
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