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Stops pumping in middle of program

Hi,
I have a dishwasher from Candy A9010 Smart, 6 years old.
It sometimes at the early phase or at a later phase of the programm starts beeping 3 times fast and it gives error code E3 in the display. The fresh water has entered the machine. Starting up a new programm correctly pumps away the water.
Sometimes the machine runs ok for 6 weeks (daily use) and then for 2 weeks after it stops 20 times during a program and I need to open and close it and it runs for 5 minutes. eventually the error E3 pops up if i do nothing.
According to the manual this should be an error to the water heater on the left side of the machine. Since the water is heated I called the servicedesk and they told me it might be a dirt blocking the waterline to the top of the machine (through the water heater).
I disassembled the complete waterways and all is clean and open.
Does anyone have any idea what this might be?
If the machine stops it sounds like it is stopped by some protection system. A lot of air-noises in the machine. Could it be that there is a safety feature check with air pressur block or something? Can this be dirty?
Frans

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Hi there,

I know it is a bit late, but maybe it would help the others.
This E3 error means, that the water temperature did not reach desired level (for example 60C if you are using 60C program) in a given time.
The dishwasher starts the heater and waits for example 10 minutes for the water to reach the temp.
The heater is located on the left side of the dishwasher - it heats
water flowing from the bottom bowl to the sprinkler on the top.
There can be few reasons:
- the heating device is dead - easy to check - if the water is hot when E3 appears, then this is not the case
- the water duct from the bottom bowl to the top sprinkler is messy, and needs cleaning (there are some rubber pipes of quite small diameter)
- the temperature sensor (thermistor) is dead / not responding fast enough. It is mounted to the bottom bowl and can be reached from the front cover, under the doors.

Hope it would help to somebody.
I have already had this and few other problems. All of them have about 5-6 reasons to appear, and I think I know all of them for now :-)
For me, knowing what to expect and how to fix each E-something, this dishwasher is perfect and will last forever :-)

Regards,
Piotr

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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