Question about Candy A8001 Dishwasher

3 Answers

RANDOM STOPS AT MID CYCLE

My machine started a few months ago to have a red light that indicates salt is missing. Even when the salt is there. For some time it worked anyway. Then (I have no idea if the two issues are connected) the dishwasher started beeping at some point of the cycle, normally within the first 5 to 10 minutes, a few times later, and stopped. I called a guy and he said he should replace the salt tank and possibly the heater, but in any case he would not give a warranty on the repair. So before binning it I decided to disassemble it. I cleaned the vertical tank with a kind of labyrinth in it (some of the ducts seemed obstructed) which is on the side, on top of the salt tank, I reassembled it and it started working again. Fine, it was the obstructions, I thought. After a couple of months, here it goes again. I disassemble it, and there is no more obstructions, of course. I reassemble it, AND IT WORKS WELL AGAIN!!!! Now, a few months later, it has started beeping again, and now we found another trick. We turn it off and on... AND THE SECOND TIME IT GOES!!! This is repeatable. Has Candy got a Windows OS in it???? Any suggestion of what can be the cause of this crazy behaviour? Is the salt LED connected to it? How to fix it too? Is it possible that the resins are exhausted and cause the problem? Is it possible to replace the anti-calcium resins without binning the whole tank, which costs all of 135 USD here? Is putting a polyphosfate anti calcium filter before the dishwasher a good idea? Thanks Maurizio

Posted by on

  • 11 more comments 
  • mggm59 Oct 20, 2007

    I installed today the board, to no avail. I hope they'll take it back, I kept all packing material.

    In the meantime the problem has become permanent, i.e. it does not get solved by restarting.

    I also whatched it working after putting it on blocks to observe it and there seems to be no problem with motors and pumps and valves, there is water in the tank when it gets blocked.

    Any suggestion of what can be the cause of this crazy behaviour? Does anybody know what the three beeps mean?
    Is the salt LED connected to it? How to fix it too? Is it possible that the resins are exhausted and cause the problem? Is it possible to replace the anti-calcium resins without binning the whole tank, which costs all of 135 USD here? Is putting a polyphosfate anti calcium filter before the dishwasher a good idea?

    I checked the heating element by measuring the resistance. I read a few hundreds ohms, is this correct? If it were broken should I read an open circuit?

    Are there a temperature sensor or a thermostat? I have three parts that I do not know what they are, one close to the conncector of the heater, one close to the heater but further to teh back of the tank and in contact with the water and one white plastic element under the tank which has several contacts (but only two connected). What should I check? I can send pictures of what I have if this helps.

    Thanks

  • mggm59 Oct 20, 2007

    See new comment above for follow-up.
    Thanks

    Maurizio

  • mggm59 Nov 04, 2007

    Thanks
    I tested all the grounds I could find, i.e. all the yellow-green wires by connecting them to the ground contact of the power plug through a tester and they all tested good, i.e. very low resistance.

    Beyond the one at the entrance of the power wire, there were however only three, on the motor, on the heater resistor and on the front door, where the controls are. I did not find any yellow green wires going to the electronics control board. Should I test some other color wire?

    I still wonder however, what does the red light on the salt indicator and the three beeps mean.

  • mggm59 Nov 04, 2007

    Here are some pics, I hope they make sense for you. I have traced the wire that lights the red light to a sensor on the salt tank (as it could be expected) and this is a magnetic switch that apparently works correctly.

    What is this device near the water input valve with a small tube getting out?

    In this picture I see two devices I am not sure what they are. The one near the heater could be a temperature sensor, although why put it so close to the heater (and there is another one under the heater farther away, the blue one in the picture, is it also a temperature sensor? Why two?) but I really have no idea of the round white thing with a small tube attached.
    .

  • mggm59 Nov 06, 2007

    I am gonna try shorting the sensor on the salt tank, although I tested it and it seemed to work, is is a magnetic switch, when a floater in the salt tank moves, it breaks or closes the circuit).

    The small tube in the top picture goes to the side of the main tank (the plastic one under the bottom of the inox container, where the filter and the pump are).

    The round white thing is far from the salt tank and also has a small tube getting out of it which connects to the same plastic tank, next to the other tube.

    Is the blue item another temperature sensor? Why are there two of tehm, one close to teh heater attachment point and another away from it (but still under the heater)? If I had the resistance values I could test the heater, and maybe something else. I applied 220v to the valves and they work.

  • mggm59 Nov 08, 2007

    The red light disappears when I disconnect completely the sensor, if I short the wires it remains red. I tried launching the washing but it stops as before.

  • mggm59 Nov 08, 2007

    If this can help, there are two green lights (the first and the last), which are flashing at the same time than the three beeps.

  • mggm59 Nov 09, 2007

    As far as the water input is concerned, I find water when it stops: should there be aproblem there, I should not find any, right?

    On the othere hand it stops too early, I think, to be a problem with to the drain. Also, in the past the moment in which it stopped was widely variable. Sometimes quite early (like yesterday) sometimes after 10-15 minutes or more.

    About the float, I have no idea of where it is, if there is one. I also thought about something like that, since it started going well after I turned the machine on its side to work on it.

    Is there a way to check the heater (and the temperature sensor and the other items I do not know what they are?). Yesterday the water was cold when it syopped, but proably it was too early.

  • mggm59 Nov 10, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately I am leaving for a week right now, so I will be unable to work on the machine for some time. I'll try as soon as I come back.

    Bye
    Maurizio

  • mggm59 Nov 10, 2007

    I managed to test it before leaving. If I blow I hear a click and the contacts which are connected switch from open circuit to short. It seems to work, if this is what it is supposed to do.

    Did you find any scheme, or manual, so that we can uinderstand what teh flashing LEDs and the three beeps mean, and what the correct values of resistance should be?

    Thanks
    Maurizio

  • mggm59 Nov 20, 2007

    Thanks, but I need you to be more precise. Which tube? The one the water enters or the one it goes out? The entering one goes threough the salt tank, what is it likely to be plugged?

  • mggm59 Dec 01, 2007

    I have got more news on the subject recently.

    I contacted Candy to know the meaning of teh beeps and lights, and a technician said it was a problem with water input. He also agreed with your doubts on the float switch. I have disconnected it again, blown through both cleat tubes (the one from the float and another one which is connected on one side to the bottom of the wash basin at the bottom of the machine (near the point where the other clear tube is connected) and on the other to a valve (I think) on the water input.

    I reconnected everything and the first time it worked flawlessly. The second, and following times, error again.

    It's driving me crazy. Can the other valve be the problem? What checks can I do. I checked the float, and blowing in the pipe I see the contacts switching from open to close circuit, so it should be working. Unless there is some sort of regulation to do to set the triggering pressure.

    Thanks for any suggestion

    Maurizio

  • mggm59 Dec 16, 2007

    I tried a  I got from a Candy technician (clean the plastic contatiner where the clear tube connects, there could be some stuff that plug teh holes, it WORKED one time and then started acting again. I  tried the suggestion to check the pressostat by shorting the wires. For some reason there was a short (not among them, I guess, maybe with the chassis) and teh machine was stuck in water expulsion mode. I gave up and changed it.


    Thanks anyway
    Maurizio

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 244 Answers

Try to used air compressor and put it to the host or tube where all the water running flow with it in order to force the water clean in the hole way of your machine. I think there was no problem issue with you electric connector's and other particular system.

Please rate me solved if you like my solution.

Best regards,

Philip

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 640 Answers

Maurizio have you solved your problem?its sounds like an electrical problem.make sure all your ground wires are making a good ground.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

  • 3 more comments 
  • anthony james
    anthony james Nov 04, 2007

    maurizio send me some pics please.im in the process of finding a schematic.

  • anthony james
    anthony james Nov 06, 2007

    where does the small tube connect to?the objects by the heater is a temp sensor and the other my be the salt sensor.is there a sensor on the salt tank,if so jump out the sensor with a wire,see what happens.then connect it back if it doesnt work and jump the other out.let me know.

  • anthony james
    anthony james Nov 08, 2007

    i know im getting off the subject but are you sure there are no blockages in the water line to the unit or the drain hose?how about the float,does it move freely and check for continuity.

  • anthony james
    anthony james Nov 09, 2007

    maurizio,i belive that small clear tube is connected to your float switch,its a diaphram type switch.remove the hose and blow thru it and make sure its clear.let me know.

  • anthony james
    anthony james Dec 08, 2007

    hey maurizio,sorry couldnt get to you sooner (health issues).The vavle you see is the fill valve,this shouldnt be the issue.You need to make sure that the float switch is not the problem.Get a multimeter and check for continuity through it.Either the water pressure to the dishwasher is too low or that float switch is acting up.Take the wires off the switch,jump the wires out,turn the unit on and count to 20 seconds then take the jumper off the wires.If this works the switch is bad.

×

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 60 Answers

The problem is your control board (main electronic board in the console) is no good. by shutting the power off to the unit you are "resetting" the board which gives you temperary relief from the problem replace the main board and you will have no further problems let me know how you make out

Posted on Sep 29, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Our 2 draw dishwasher stops mid cycle once or sometimes several times. The red light comes on and it bleeps until we press the start button then it will continues the cycle.


The red light and beeping indicates a fault. The fault code number will be indicated in the display or by other LEDs being lit. If you post back with the details of the display we may be able to help you.

Jan 25, 2015 | Fisher and Paykel Dishwashers

1 Answer

Hotpoint wml520P random stop & flashing red light


Its possible that the filter could be partially blocked, check the filter first.

ThanksTalkAppliance.co.uk

Apr 24, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Machine does not want to start on any cycle.


Check salt chamber and add salt if empty. Check your inlet water flow.

Apr 14, 2010 | Dishwashers

2 Answers

Candy GrandO 8kg Erratic Cycle Selection and Flashing Lights


I can't solve this problem but have exactly same problem with erratic lights. I 'm starting to worry about possible explosion.

Mar 12, 2010 | Candy Washing Machines

1 Answer

My dryer has been difficult to start lately especially if stopped mid cycle. The lights are all on but it won't start up. Today I only used it 2 times and it was very difficult to start after pressing many...


You may be experiencing "Heat Retention" by stopping your dryer mid-cycle, which you should NOT ever have to do! If you have a minor vent restriction or if you open the dryer mid-cycle when the heat is on, this will cause a disruption in the airflow and rising temperatures can keep the dryer from restarting until it has been cooled long enough.
Check your vent all the way to the outside for restrictions/obstructions every 6 months. Clean your lint filter after each load and DO NOT stop the dryer mid-cycle!
Note: Stopping the dryer mid-cycle can also cause severe burns and even melt polyester fibers.

Jul 05, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Hp 6225 Pavillion Will not fully turn on.


If you can go to their website, and search your machine, I am sure you will see that this is a known issue with several models. They are offering a free one time fix even if out of warranty. I know this because I just got the box to ship my wifes laptop back for the same thing.

Jan 01, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

1 Answer

Digital phone/answering machine


The red blinking light is an 'event' light, it does not necessarily mean a message is waiting for you, it will also start to flash if you have a missed call.
click 'up' on the round button to show the missed calls list and it will stop flashing, at least it does on mine!

Dec 26, 2008 | Philips CD4451S/05 Phone

1 Answer

Kenmore dishwasher 587.15159400


to whom it may conern:
about six month ago I purchese the dishwasher, But It just stopped working, the green clean light just blinks all day and night, but wont start it's, when I push the red start button comes on but turns off about 5 seconds later turns of, and wont run and clean my dishes. Could you please help me get strat the dishwasher to start up and run again. Thank you patrick c smith

patrick c smtih
phon 951 805 5187
19050 rockman street
lake elsinore, ca., 92530
actt, 5049 9485 2176 1660

Aug 13, 2008 | Kenmore 15769 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Brewing stops mid cycle


Sounds like dosage is too high and grind is too fine.

Rule of thumb with any saeco unit.

Do not grind any finer then 2 or your looking for trouble.

Open grinder, clean it out with a vac. Slapped it back on.

The reason it stops is grind is too fine, and the machine doesn't have enough pressure to pass threw the grinds, creates back pressure in the machine and the unit failsafes after a certain amount of time with and pressure.

Back pressure is what blew your boiler.

May 16, 2008 | Saeco Magic De Luxe Espresso Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

539 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Candy Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

 Evgeniy_Getz
Evgeniy_Getz

Level 2 Expert

42 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

Are you a Candy Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...