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None use for 7 days

Normaly a rinse sorts the units out if weve not used them for aweek or so.Initially f1 came up but we know that one,now the top unit runs,counts down on timer to 60min and stays on that setting until i stop it,i empty it by using rinse and switching off prior to filling.It also keeps filling with water on rinse,sticking on 10 on both units,they both flash "turn off water inlet valve" and the dishwasher stops.

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I have a fisher paykel dd603 dishwasher. If I select the normal wash setting on the top drawer, it posts the time in the lcd screen as 56 mins. The unit will wash as usual until it reaches the 28 min mark. At this point it will stay on 28 mins and continue to run, but it won't rinse or empty the drawer of water. Also it never counts down below the 28 min mark. It has flashed a F4 and F1 code. I've cleared them both, and checked to make sure that no water is standing on the bottom of the unit, and that the heating element is working. I should mention that the top drawer did overflow about two weeks ago, and that I did clean up the water. I don't know where to look from here. Any suggestions?

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Best to turn off power and take power cable out from socket. then empty the drawer using towels. pull out the bottom drawer and wait a day or so to let the foam disappear from the bottom of dishwasher (under the bottom drawer). Connect the power and see if F1 had gone. If not, you need more work. Post a comment based on the above suggestion and I will guide you further if required. Always use Finish dishwasher power only (recommended quantity) as the drawers are small and don't need much detergent.

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Dishwasher showing wrench symbol after using dishwashing liquid

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.

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DD603 Does Seal need replacement? F1 Error Code

F1 error code appears because moisture has been detected by the flood switch on the base of the housing under the drawer.

If you think the door seal was not fitting properly then that too can cause moisture leak into base of the unit where the flood switch is located. Steam condensation would also lead to moisture.

Best option might be to replace the door seal for the top drawer. This is not a trivial thing as the unit has motor actuated door seal which can be tricky to fit back in.

Also avoid foaming in the detergent by using the correct powder and not tablets.

Please rate this solution if you are satisfied otherwise post a comment.

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Error code of "Er s" appears on the display and inside the light remains on at RINSE Low. HELP!

Many modern appliances have error code build in to the control programing to help with the diagnosis of a failure. Frigidaire dishwashers with display s will flash Er then a two letter error code.

Er i s a Switch error (Replace Console Pn# 154639207)

CE is a Configuration error (Replace Control Pn#154543602)

UO is a Vent that will not close. (Replace Vent Pn#154682301) or remove blockage

uF is a Vent fan Not running (Replace Vent Pn#154682301) or remove blockage

Other codes you my see in the display that are not errors

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To enter service test you must turn off the power and PF will be displayed. While in PF press and hold Pad # 1 and Pad # 7 at which time an “rt” will appear in the display. To get it out of service test Press Pad # 1 and the Pad # 7 this will return you to PF mode.

[ (#1)(#2)(#3)(#4)(#5)(#6)(#7) (#8)(#9)(10)(11) ]

Press pad # 1 Active water valve Ultimate Scrub Maxx Clean Valve on =FL Valve off =rt

Press pad # 2 Test Speed motor (1 Time) motor @ 2800 rpms Speed Wash pad ”28′ First two digits motor speed

Press pad # 2 Test Speed motor (2 Times) wash motor @2950 rpms Speed Wash pad “29′ in display

Press pad # 2 Test Speed motor (3 Times) wash motor @3150 rpms Speed Wash pad “31′ in display

Press pad # 2 Test Speed motor (4 Times) wash motor @3450 rpms Speed Wash pad “34′ in display

Press pad # 2 Test Speed motor (5 Times) turns off wash motor No light on ”rt” in display

Press pad # 3 Test Dispenser dispenser powered Normal Wash on = “Sd” off = “rt”

Press pad # 4 Test Drain pump on/off China Crystal or Party glasses on = dP off = “rt”

Press pad # 5 Test Fan dry Active vent on/off Top Rack,Eco Wash Glasses on = Fan speed off = “rt”

Press pad # 7 Test Rinse aid level none Rinse only low = RE full = RF off = “rt”

Press pad # 8 Test Soil Sensor none Wash Silencer or Wash pressure on = sensor voltage reading off = “rt”

Press pad # 9 Test Thermistor none Wash Temperature on = Temperature in °F off = “rt”

Press pad #10 Test Heater on/off Heater on/off No Heat Dry on = HO off = “rt”

Let me know how this works out for you.


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