Question about Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
Machine is making a clicking noise in the control panel area and the washing light is flashing. Seems to be happening when the water is draining.? I pulled out inside and nothing was down in the pump area.
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It is very possible that something could be obstructing the main pump. But, first. Does your dishwasher fill with enough water? When full, the water level should fill to just below the heating element. You can check this by waiting for the fill cycle to stop and the normal wash cycle to begin. Open the door and check the water level. If your dishwasher isn't getting enough water, you could have a bad fill valve, or the inlet water line could be kinked. If this isn't the case, then suspect that you might have a clogged pump. Food particles such as popcorn kernels, orange or lemon seeds, small chicken bones and glass are notorious for getting into the pump screen area and obstructing the water flow (some of the other items I have found are labels off jars, bottle top seals, twist ties, rib bones, hair scrunchies, and yes - even band-aids!). Even though some dishwasher manufacturers advertise some amazing capabilities of their dishwashers, you still need to scrape your dishes of all food particles as much as possible. This does not mean you have to pre-wash prior to loading them. Anything that doesn't get dissolved by the wash cycle and detergent will end up sitting in the pump well. If the pump isn't able to pump enough water, your dishwasher will fill normally, but the spray arms will not turn, detergent does not dissolve and your dishes will not come clean. To get to the pump, you need to remove the lower spray arm and the coarse screen (located directly under the lower spray arm). The pump well should be located under the coarse screen. Look for anything that may restricting the water flow. I hope this helps and it's easy fix for you.
Posted on May 12, 2007
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By chance have you cleaned the spray arm out lately? There could be something blogging the water from getting into the arm. In most dishwashers, the arm only spins because water pressure makes it spin.
Posted on Nov 02, 2007
1) Turn off the breaker to the machine.
2) Wait 30 seconds and then turn it back on.
3) All the lights will be flashing. At this point turn the dial to "rinse only" and then press "Heat dry" and "Start/Cancel" at the same time.
4) The Machine will go into maintenance mode going through all the cycles quickly.
5) After this is finished the problem should be solved.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
No longer "ultra quiet" huh?
A sound during certain cycles indicates a broken part. By the information provided sounds like a pump may be the problem. You may need to contact a service tech about this issue. If the appliance still under warranty, the service should be provided for free.
Every time when you hear noises (other than the normal ones) in the appliance, it indicates there is something wrong and it will worsen over time, so as soon you hear something is not ok, get assistance.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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Apr 18, 2016 | Frigidaire Dishwashers
Hello FJ, thank you for your inquiry!
I understand that your Frigidaire dishwasher is not working and all it does is flash the "washing" light. It sounds like a possible problem with your keypad or control panel. I would suggest performing a reset on your dishwasher and you can do that by flipping the household circuit breaker off for at least ten minutes. If that does not correct your issue I would recommend seeking assistance from a professional technician for proper diagnosis and repair. This will help you from purchasing unnecessary parts. -Matt
Jun 08, 2015 | Frigidaire Dishwashers
Good Afternoon Angela, thanks for your post!
From the information you have provided the washing light flashes and it will not start on your Frigidaire dishwasher. This could be a possible issue with your keypad or control panel. I would suggest performing a reset on your dishwasher and you can do that by disconnecting power from your dishwasher for roughly ten minutes. If that does not correct your issue I would recommend contacting a professional technician for proper repairs to be completed. Best of luck! -Matt
Apr 24, 2015 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050RE Built-in...
Hello derekwaynemo - Could the dishwasher be flashing "ER"? If so, it typically indicates that the unit has shorted out the control panel. This can happen by excess moisture getting into the control area. Let the unit dry for 24 hours with no use, and see if the display error code erases itself. If it does not, this unit will require the repair of a professional to move forward accurately.
Dec 14, 2012 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless...
If the unit is filling up and pumping out water, as far as you can tell, but the lights and power to the control panel are not constant, then I would have a professional look at the control panel and timer because there seems to be a miscommunication.
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