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Stops working after 2 minutes and "Rinse and Hold" keeps flashing

Someone else reported this problem and the solution was apparently to disconnect the water-supply pipe and remove the plastic filters giving them a thorough cleaning. This should then allow the water to flow through easily. I have just moved into my new flat and the dishwasher is in-built. I know this is a stupid question but how do I get to the water supply pipe? I don't want to have to pay for an expensive plumber so any help someone can give would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Stops working after 2 minutes and "Rinse and Hold"...

When you open the door, there is access to screws around the inside edge and under the front lid, where the rubber lip is and down the side, remove these and the appliance should pull out gently

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