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Resetting Zanussi Anti Flood Device without removing built-in dishwasher

I think I know why the anti-flood device has been activated - my kitchen sink overflowed and water flowed across and behind the built in dishwasher. I don't want to pull the dishwasher out to tip because it looks like its been screwed in, and there are no obvious hand holds to pull it out. If I'm right about why the anti flood device has activated is there any other way (apart from pulling out and tipping the dishwasher) to reset the antiflood device? Do I have to wait for it to dry off? Best, Jamie

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  • Jamie Ashmore Aug 01, 2013

    solved it, remove inspection panel at bottom and soak up excess water with sponge cloth.

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SOURCE: Dishwasher was tipped and won't run

I have the same problem if you take off the tray below the front door and set a small blow heater in there it will dry the out the anti flood switch. It usally takes about 25 mins for the machine to start working again.

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pull the dishwasher out and tilt it forward to reset..worked on my electrolux.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

SOURCE: newish Zanussi ZDF 511 dishwasher fills the antiflood device

Hello,
If you cannot find a leak then check that if you are using the 4 or 5 in one tablets that you are not using rinse aid seperately as this is also in the tablets and salt.Too much rinse aid can cause the dish washer to froth up and this can overflow down the underside of the door causing the problem you have.

Hope this helped.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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