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I read a few tips on this site about the above problem.
Then rang Fischer and Paykel. My dishwasher is a two drawer.
They suggested using chux rolled up and pushing down aid dispenser.
After pulling out, throw out and keep doing this with a fresh rolled up piece of chux.
I did it about three times. Then I slowy poured some water in. Used fresh chux rolled up. Repeated the process a couple of times. Then repeated with dry chux, till it was all dry as much as possible. Then I poured half a cup of white vinegar onto the bottom of dishwasher and did a rinse cycle, checking for foam, every now and again.
The white vinegar stops the foam.
All seemed good.
Then I did an empty full wash "test". All good at the end. No froth at all during cycle.
After the "test" wash, I filled the aid dispenser with "rinse aid" not dishwashing liquid.
All up it took me about 20 minutes.
Thought I would pass on. And don't panic, (like I did). The woman at Fischer and Paykel was so helpful and said it is a common thing, so I didn't feel so bad.
Someone may've accidentally put liquid dishsoap rather than dishwasher soap into the fill cup. The bubbling will cause lots of foam to rise up above the float-switch without actually raising the switch (shutting off the water supply). Lots of helpers on the web recommended draining, wiping out the foam, pouring in a cup of vinegar and a handful of salt and running the rinse cycle a couple of times. It worked for me!
I am assuming this F1 error is coming in only one drawer and that you are able to run the second drawer as normal.
In the case of your dishwasher the F1 error occured because the foam would have overflowed over the drawer top into the base of the unit. This would have triggered a flood switch which is there to protect water damage to the dishwasher. You can either wait a few more days until the base of the dishwasher drawer unit dries up or you can dry it yourself.
To dry the base, extend the drawer as far out as possible (turn mains power off first). The use a few towels and push them on to the base. Pull the towels out and dry the base especially the centre of it with a hair dryer.
The F1 should disappear once you put power back on .
Hope this helps. You have a very helful child who sets the dishwasher up. I have to keep pushing my children to even empty it.
Hello. Are you using liquid or powdered soap? In some models liquid soap will foam up and the drain motor can't pump out bubbles. Foaming can also happen if you pre-clean your dishes with liquid soap used for washing by hand. If it is foaming, you can poor non-dairy creamer or cooking oil into the bottom of the unit while it is in the wash cycle.
If foaming isn't a problem then the water level switch may be bad, the pump may be not pumping out as quickly as it should or you may need to take the hose off completely to make double sure that there isn't anything in it.
Did you check the air-gap next to your kitchen sink faucet. If you don't have an air-gap it may be hooked up to the garbage disposal and if you don't have a high loop in your drain hose the water can run back into the dishwasher especially if the disposal backs up.
Try adding some liquid fabric softener to your dishwasher. This will reduce the foaming. Also make sure there is rinse agent in the proper dispenser, this will reduce the soap sticking to the dishes. Finally, reduce the amount of dishwasher powder or liquid you put in for each wash. If water remains in the bottom of the dishwasher, check if there is a filter or drain hose clogged. Is the dishwasher drain hose connected an undersink garbage disposer? If yes, make sure it is run periodically so it does not clog up.
Did you use dishwasher detergent? Liquid soap that you use in the sink for dishes will foam and flood the floor. If it is the machine I need to know if it won't stop filling or if it leaks while the machine is running.
pour some vinger in and run it thru a few cycle this will flujsh it out also if you have a hot tub supply store near you can buy a bottle of Foam Down and that will cut the bubbles down so you can wash again