My drawers are both flashing F1 and sound as though they are in high gear. I have unplugged them. Please advise. Please give detailed instructions.
F1 signifies that the flood sensor in the rear of the cavity on the
bottom drawer has been activated. This is caused by water leaking into
the rear of the drawer. I have had the same problem with my own and
also repaired a friends unit which was doing the likewise.
you will need to remove the bottom drawer and dry out the flood sensor.
Turn the unit off at the wall power outlet before you touch anything!
You need to pull the drawer out fully and then activate the tabs on the
left and right side at the bottom front of the drawer to move in move
it out further and off the tracks.
Make sure you have some towels on
the floor in front of the unit. Once you have the drawer out lay it on
it's right side on top of the towels. There will be an amount of water
still in the unit which will likely drain onto the towels as you do so.
Now you will be able to see into the drawer cavity, preferably with a
torch, and also see the flood sensor on the rear left hand side. You
should also notice a fair bit of water in the bottom of the cavity. As
you've made sure the power is off, you can mop up the water.
plastic cover over the flood sensor can be gently removed by pressing
down and sliding it to the right. Once the cover is off you can again
mop up the excess water before using a hairdryer to fully dry the flood
sensor out. Don't put the hairdryer too close to the flood sensor, just
let the warm air slowly dry things out over a 10-15min period.
it is all dried reverse the above instructions to put the unit back
together. Be sure to make certain the both the left and right tabs are
engaged when you are putting the drawer back onto the rails. There
should be a positive click if they are engaged properly. If not undo
them fully and try again. You will notice that if either side is not
engaged properly the drawer won't run in and out smoothly.
you can try to run each drawer. I prefer to test the top one first on a
short rinse cycle. If that runs without any problems do the same of
for the lower drawer. If you don't get any errors you're in business.
If you do then read on for further help.
If the F1 code comes up
after running either drawer then you've narrowed down which one is the
problem. You will again need to remove the offending drawer and check
the drainage hose. There will likely be a split at some point along the
drainage hose. It's quite fiddly to remove the old one. Note:
You can only get a replacement hose from an authorised parts supplier.
This is due to the narrow diameter of the hose and the couple which
joins the pump under the drawer. Before you throw the old one out, make
sure you remove the small rubber valve. It would appear to prevent
backflow into the pump and is not supplied with the replacement.
didn't totally remove the clear housing from the motor assembly, but was
able to remove it part way and gently open it enough to get the old
hose out. In order to more easily complete the fit of the new hose, I
would recommend carefully removing the whole unit from the wall cavity.
Make sure you disconnect the inlet hose, power and drainage hoses under
your sink. This allows the unit to move freely from the cavity without
damaging anything. There are four securing tabs inside the bottom
drawer cavity which need to be removed to do this. (All quite clear in
the instruction manual).
If you are at this stage I would also
recommend installing the 'retro fit link support'. It is much more
practical and robust when compared to the plastic one the originally
came with the unit. It has a metal rod and a mount that fits into the
corner of the draw cavity. Makes much more sense than the plastic rod that came with the units I've repaired.
Jun 28, 2010 |
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