Question about Dishwashers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Firstly, here's the manual for the SGS53C12GB/XX you requested:
The manual will tell you that the check water light (tap icon) is a problem with the water-supply, but this warning light also illuminates when the machine fails to pump out.
Your problem is most likely a blockage in the sump or the drain-hose or possibly a defective drain pump motor. The drain pump impeller can get jammed on these.
First, with the power switch on the control panel in the ON position, open the door and locate the mushroom float in the bottom of the washing compartment/tub.
Lift the float (about 3/4 inch) and listen for a humming from the drain pump motor. If you can hear the motor, keep the float lifted and the water level in the washer starts to drop. If the motor hums, but the water level doesn't drop, you either have a blockage in the drainage system or the impeller may be jammed or become detached from the spindle. If you can't hear the motor with the float raised, the drain pump motor may have failed.
If you can hear the motor, next check for blockages in the drainage system. First remove the filters from the bottom of the washing compartment and check for any debris/blockages here (see pages 19-20 of the user manual I supplied. Next, if the drain hose is attached directly to the waste-trap under your sink, disconnect the hose from the spigot on the trap and check for any blockages in the end of the hose or in the spigot on the trap itself. If you haven't found any blockages in either of these places, pull the dishwasher from under the counter and follow the hose all the way back to the rear of the dishwasher, squeezing and flexing the hose gently as you go. You may be able to feel a blockage in the hose and the gentle flexing may break-up any blockage. Don't be aggressive with the hose as it could split, particularly if it's old.
Finally, if the drain hose is attached to the waste-trap, make sure you aren't running the dishwasher with the plug in the sink as this can create a vacuum and prevent the dishwasher from pumping out.
Hope this helps. Please try the above and then get back to me with your findings if you need further assistance.
Posted on Oct 17, 2011
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