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BDW45.1 Baumatic Dishwasher E4 alarm

I had to turn off the water to the house due to a leak in the bathroom. Since switching the water back on I am getting the E4 signal and alarm and no action could you please advise.

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Re: BDW45.1 Baumatic Dishwasher E4 alarm

Check and clean the filters on the inlet water line (both sides). Good luck!

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Re: BDW45.1 Baumatic Dishwasher E4 alarm - Baumatic 18 in. BHD45 Slim-Line Built-in Dishwasher Dishwashers

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How do I fix my dishwasher it is Glem and is showing E4

I found this. All the errors are generic to all models

Hi I'm a kenwood engineer
E4 means that the flood sensor located in the sump of the machine has got wet!
It only should get wet if the machine is leaking somewhere.
The sensor is designed to switch off the machine if triggered... To save flooding your kitchen!
Very good idea really - as most machines don't have this feature and flood the floor until the cycle is finished.
Yes you need to tilt the machine back to drain the water from the sump first.... Then look for your leak. The leak cud be on any hose or water pump... Or the seal under the filter chamber. Once leak fixed and water drained/dry
E4 should clear. Make sure machine is empty and unplugged before messing! :)

and can also be drain error

There is also a video on E4 errors.

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Hi... I just bought Electrolux Dishwasher ESF2433W. When i first time turn it on, light at "Normal" button keep on flashing with beeping sound. After checking the trouble shooting manual, it actually refer...

E4 Overflow

Sometimes during trasport it is possible that styrofoam float mechanicaly activated overflow microswitch. So, you should check complitely overflow system.

At any time, if overflow micro-switch act and keep for longer than 2 seconds, the E4 would occur. When E4 occurs, the drain pump will run until flowmeter keep motionless for 2 minutes (if the model with the pressure switch (83/63),drain pump would run till the pressure switch reset and continue draining for 60 seconds.) and all the other components will be stopped immediately. At the same time, the buzzer will alarm for 30 seconds and error 4 will be shown. Note: Priority level of E4 is the highest. E4 operation is valid after other error operations have done. When E4 operation has done, all the others are invalid.


Feb 20, 2015 | Electrolux Dishwashers

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Baumatic starts but wont fill BKD45W model


When the Dishwasher is not filling in, you'll need to check for the water inlet valve, the filter screen and the float switch/assembly. Also check for the float assembly inside the dishwasher. When water is filling your dishwasher, a float rises along with it. As the float reaches a certain threshold level, it shuts off the flow of water, thereby preventing a leak. Sometimes the float can get stuck in the wrong position in your dishwasher, and it can prevent your dishwasher from filling. Sometimes it can happen due to float valve and on other occasions due to float switch. Inspect the water hose coming to the dishwasher for any blockages.
If these are fine then it's due to Water Inlet Valve. Use a multimeter and check for the continuity on inlet valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace the water inlet valve assembly. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.


Dec 10, 2010 | Baumatic 23 in. BDW8 Built-in Dishwasher

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E4 shows up when i turn on my dishwasher

E4 is an overfill code caused by water pressure problem.

On the base of the unit - (underneath the kitchen plinth) there are 2 black plastic clip panels - each these of with a blunt knife or screw driver and turn off the appliance at the mains. In there you will see lots of wiring etc. Simply get a dish cloth and mop up any water that is in there, particularly at the back left as that is where the sensor that detects the over flow is. Its simply a rubber valve that is boyent and so lifts when water is present. then once most of the water is removed, turn on.The problem would be solved.

TO PREVENT THIS HAPPENING - when you take off the kitchen plinth you will see 2 small clear pipes in the centre - between the 2 plastic panels. These are cable tied. Simple cut the cable tie and feed the pipes out of the dishwasher - place a bowl under tehre if you whish. This will prevent overfloww water enterin the base. BE WARNED BY DOING THIS THE DISHWASHER WILL NOT HAVE ANY OVERFLOW PROTECTION CAUSING POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO KITCHEN AND APPLIANCE. My advice would be to leave it in place but try to prevent overflow - i.e rinse plates first or try a different brand of wash tablets. If it does happen then the fix is simple and you definately do not have to remove the unit as many people imply.

Jan 20, 2009 | Baumatic 23 in. BDW13 Built-in Dishwasher

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Error code e4

This might be a re-badged generic dishwasher - on my Baumatic E4 error caused by floatswitch in bottom catch tray. Some (supposedly small amount) water collects here and should evaporate naturally. If it accumulates, float rises and stops machine.


try to find a way into the machine base catch-tray to sponge it out - on the Baumatic there are two large black plastic plugs on the front of the machine base that can be forcibly flipped out.

failing that, take machine out and tip it up to get rid of water

Oct 09, 2008 | Maytag Dishwashers

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Baumatic bdw45 Dishwasher

REMOVE MAINS POWER COMPLETELY, then remove the plastic covers from base of machine and sponge out the bottom catch tray

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Baumatic BDW13

e4 code means the machine is showing a fault code for overfill,tip the machinee to a 45 degree angle and get excess water out should run ok after that

Aug 13, 2008 | Baumatic 23 in. BDW13 Built-in Dishwasher

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E4 message

take of the btwo black panels at the bottom of the dishwasher and put in a towel to soak up thje excess water this works for me everytime

Jul 31, 2008 | Baumatic 23 in. BDW13 Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishwasher leaked water once due to an outlet block, then won't start

It obviously has leaked water on the connections underneath, Lean the dishwasher back and see if any water comes out the bottom, then leave it standing for about a week to dry out and hopefully it should be ok.

Nov 26, 2007 | Baumatic 24 in. BFD60SS Free-standing...

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Error mesage E4

E4 commonly means an overflow detected in the bottom over flow tray - try removing the kick board from the front of the machine - you should see 2 plastic black panels about 4 inches wide each, using a flat edged screwdriver pop the panels off and you will see the mechanics of the machine - the base is classed as the over flow tray - when water fills this tray a polystyrene float is pushed up and an E4 error code is detected - tilt the dishwasher back and allow the machine to dry out before trying it again - this should work unless the water seal around the filter basket is broken - in this case an engineer should be called to replace this part. Hope this Helps.

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