Both my drawers are flashing the "F1" symbol and a picture of a wrench as soon as I turn the power on (I turned the breaker off, left it off for 20 minutes) then turned the breaker back on. BOTH drawers start flashing and the sound coming from them is horrendous! A grinding noise that is so loud...I think they are going to take off to outer space. Help! My model is the DD603
Unplug or cut circuit breaker Remove your bottom drawer using side slide release as shown in your owners manual. Stainless steel enclosure requires complete drying of excess water with towel. Place hair dryer inside to dry out for 30 min or more, use low heat and do not let it get too hot. After it is completely dry place drawer back in and plug in power. It worked for me. Not alot of water will trigger this. Use a flash light to ensure all water has been wiped up or dryed by hair dryer.
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This will depend on whether F1 is flashing on both drawers or just one (which one).
F1 flashing in both drawers means there is water at the base of the housing which had triggered the flood switch. you will have to get the bottom drawer out and dry the base with towels and hair dryer. Make sure the power is turned off. Need to find the cause of the water leak. Could be drawer seal, broken hose or too much foam in detergent.
If F1 is coming in one drawer and the other drawer has blank display. The power is lost to the drawer with blank display. Could be thermal fuse blown or problem with power board at the base.
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error means that the flood switch has been activated.You'll need to reset it by powering off the
breaker or by unplugging the unit from the power socket and mains for more than
five minutes. Please check that there is no blockage in the drain hose and it
is not raised higher otherwise the water will run back to the dishwasher. Also
perform the following procedure---
Unplug power and
remove bottom dish drawer
a Sponge and dry all the excess water underneath
circuit board cover
all around and underneath as much as possible
hairdryer for 10-15min
Please rate the solution if the issue is resolved or
else revert for further assistance.
Assuming you are getting the F1 error in both drawers.
This means there is water at the base of the housing under the bottom drawer.
Turn power off and take the drawer out. You will have to pull out the plastic pins on either side and get the front cover off. This will enable you to pull the drawer out from the slide bar for better access. Use towels and hair dryer to get rid of all the water. The flood switch is mounted on the power board. Use hair dryer to dry this out.
Put everthing back and turn power on.
Post a comment if this is not fixed or the F1 is only coming in one of the drawers. Please rate this solution.
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.
I am slightly unsure if your double drawer dishwasher is the prefinished model (self standing with LCD display) or the integrated model with no LCD display.
The spanner symbol on the top drawer is telling you that a fault code is actuated. But I am not sure where this symbol is on your unit if it is built -in (integrated model).
You will have to check which red light (from the left) is coming on.
I assume there are 5 lights on the inside of drawer.
With the bottom drawer - again you will have to check which light from the left comes on sometimes as you mentioned.
If you have a user manual you should be able to tell what Fault code it is - something like F1 or F2 etc. Is it continuously beeping when the red light is on? How do you turn the beeps off?
The scrubbing bush symbol on bottom drawer may not be a problem. It appears the drawer is programmed to a particular option. But I am not sure where this symbol is showing if you do not have an LCD display panel. You can reset the option - possibly auto lock or auto power or dish cleaned (depending on your model) if you follow the user manual.
happy to take you through a possible cause of the problem if you post answers to my questions above.
Flashing wrench means a fault code has been triggered.
F1 is the fault code when flood switch at base of dishwasher cabinet turns on.
This can occur due to several reasons when moisture gets to the base of the drawer cabinet.
You will have to turn the power off and extend the drawer out as much as possible to expose the back of the cabinet. Take towels and a hair dryer to dry the base. Once the flood switch gets dry the problem will go away.
The main thing is why did the water get there. You could have a crack in the hose or simply the detergent may have caused too much foam.
The dishwasher while running began to beep constantly and then BOTH drawers began to beep with blue lights and read F1 with the small picture of a wrench. It will not turn off but keeps beeping with flashing lights.