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FDW 60 Float and Filter Clean problem

I had the ECO wash light flashing which I found (via this site)to be a float switch problem which I solved by disconnecting the switch. After a short succesful trial, I though I would reconnect the float and see what happened. The dishwasher stopped working and displayed the "clean filter" lights 3 and 5. I have cleaned the filter, re disconnected the float switch and the washer still shows the filter clean error lighs. Suggestions?

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Re: FDW 60 Float and Filter Clean problem

Blockage in internal pipework causing water not to circulate fast enough to stop switch activating. Regards Advisor

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