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F1 I followed all instructions re. dry out the base of the draw cabinet and the f1 sign didn't flash. Phew... but... then I put on a light wash - and it's flooded again. Does this mean something has a hole in it? I was having trouble shutting the drawer, and now it glides along smoothly - have I punctured some kind of hose I wonder?

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Re: f1

I can almost garentee you have a broken harness in the back of the machine and the piece of plastic is getting caught between the lid and tub. pull out the drawer there are two tabs in the bottom front corners push in and pull the drawer out futher you can now see behind the tub check the lid gasket is there a dimple if so you may be able to reform w/ you finger and some heat(hairdryer). there is an updated braket for your hoses that come w/ instructions. only other thing is the lid acuators which have also been updated.

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Son put normal dish washing liquid in top draw!

ok, the machine flooded and the water has leaked into the bottom of the machine, 1st turn off the machine at the power point. 2nd- open the top drawer and remove the suds from it. 3rd. open the bottom drawer and look under it to the bottom of the cabinet . that is where the water will be. use a torch if you have to. now you need to dry the water up. you can do this with a hair dryer or a fan heater. the reason the machine is flashing F1 is because the water has triggered the flood switch and you need to dry up that water. please reply 4 more help.once dryed F1 will disappear. please make sure all the suds are removed from the top drawer. good luck

May 14, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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F1 display flashing?

Flashing wrench means a fault code has been triggered.
F1 is the fault code when flood switch at base of dishwasher cabinet turns on.

This can occur due to several reasons when moisture gets to the base of the drawer cabinet.

You will have to turn the power off and extend the drawer out as much as possible to expose the back of the cabinet. Take towels and a hair dryer to dry the base. Once the flood switch gets dry the problem will go away.

The main thing is why did the water get there. You could have a crack in the hose or simply the detergent may have caused too much foam.

Jan 07, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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F1 error code on both dishwasher drawers.

Unit is in flood protection mode (caused by leak), can be cleared by removing bottom draw and drying the residual water around and under the Rfi/flood sensor board. This problem is usually caused by iether the support that suspends the wiring and hoses behind the draw and tucks them out of the way when you open and close it snapping and jamming between the tub and the lid or the actuators that close the lid wearing out. Both parts on both draws can (and should) be replaced even if it is only one that has caused the fault as they are all problematic. Replacement parts have been modified to be alot more reliable and will need to be retrofitted. Unless the unit is of the later issue which already has these parts fitted from factory, (you can tell if it has by the link supports being a pivoting stainless steel type instead of white plastic, and the lid motors being black instead of a creamy colour) in which case you have probably stacked something too high which stopped the lid from closing properly causing the leak and you have already solved this by drying the base! Phew!
Always remember to unplug you appliance if you are having a tinker.

Hope this helps

Dec 01, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel 24 in. DD603H W Built-in...

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Default code F1

if you physically forced door open then started f1, its possible that there is no issue and you can reset it. F1 is a code for water leak... if you can remove the lower drawer from the cabinet, youll find water in the lower tray, youll need to dry up this water in order to have the f1 code stop

Nov 15, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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F1 code on Fisher and Paykel dishdrawer


It would seem to be in an endless loop (firmware glitch). Initially, pls try:
  • unplug from the mains or switch off the breakers for a couple of minutes;
  • plug back in/switch on the breakers say after 20 minutes;
  • press POWER to turn drawer on;
  • Press and hold (at the same time) both the POWER and ECO buttons for a few seconds;
  • a five minute demonstration wash cycle will come on;
  • press POWER again to put unit on standby, all the LCD segments will start flashing (and light up);
  • press and hold START/PAUSE for a few seconds to hear confirmation beep/tune.
Alternately, should you have the two-drawer, open any drawer and look at the wash intensity/economy buttons. Now press them, one at a time, alternating between the two, at even timing.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Sep 15, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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RE: Fischer paykal F1 code

F1 fault means the flood switch on the base of the dishwashers has been activated.
nine times out of ten its the lid motors.
You can remove the two kick plates on the bottom of the dishwasher.
Dry out the water in the base with a sponge.
only one draw will be leaking water??
This allows you to use the second draw until a serviceman shows up.
Dry the base out A.S.A.P, because you have a electronic board that sits on the base. cheers

Aug 04, 2008 | Fisher DD603FCSS Dishwasher

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Fisher and paykel dishwasher

F1 is a flood code meaning excessive amounts of water have collected on the bottom catch basin.
If a flood condition is detected, both draws will activate the drain motors and flash F1.
Remove the bottom drawer by pulling the lock pins on each lower side corner. Slide down and remove front cover. Release the drawer slide clips and remove drawer then dry the catch basin.
There are three possible scenarios for this error code;
1. Defective lid motor(s)...Each drawer has two lid motors, attached to the cabinet on either side of the drawer, that pull the lid tight to the drawer when the cycle is started. (this was very common on early models)
2. Something too tall was placed in the drawer preventing the lid from closing completely.
3. (only seen this once) the drain hose developed a crack causing water to leak only when draining.

Jul 03, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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I'm Not sure of the model number, Fisher & Paykell double draw dishwasher

My dishwasher's doing exactly the same thing. What was the solution?

Apr 30, 2008 | Fisher DD603FCSS Dishwasher

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Fisher and paykel DD-603 dish drawer

Hi there, If you have had an F1 you need to dry out the product in order to reset the flood switch. This is a simple process as follows: 1. Ensure product is disconnect from wall so that it has no power. 2. Open the bottom drawer and put your hand in through the gap where the bottom of the bottom drawer comes out and feel the base of the cabinet that houses the drawers for water. 3. If there is water present dry it out as much as you can with paper towels or old rags. This machine is designed to drain all water to the front of the base of the cabinet away from the flood switch that sits at the back left corner of the cabinet base that the drawers are fitted into. 4. When you have base of the cabinet dry you need to ensure that the switch has not moisture on it in order for it to reset and allow you to start using the product. This can be done 2 ways: 1. leave bottom drawer open for 24-48 hours to allow natural air circulation to dry out the connection. or 2. position a hair dryer to blow air into the back left corner of the base of the cabinet and dry it out quicker. This still make take up to 6 hours as the flood switch had a protective cover over it to try to prevent F1's for small spills. 5. When the product had been dried out, important that you make sure it has, when you switch on the machine the F1 should be gone and ready to use. Please run each drawer seperately on a rinse cycle to confirm to yourself that it flooding was possibly caused by something blocking the sprayarm, or something stacked too high or something got stuck in the pump temporarily stopping it from draining effectively or the product suddsing too much from spilt rinse aide in one of the drawers. If each drawer runs successfully you should be in the all clear to start using it again. Please note though: if something blocks the spray arm that is directly linked to the pump your drawer will flood as a result. If you have something stuck in the pump peventing it from draining effectively ie a toothpick or piece of broken crockery this will cause your product to flood, but you will hear an louder than normal sound when the pump is running. And finally if you spill rinse aide in your drawer when filling it clean all spilt rinse aide to prevent unit from over sudsing when running. Regards KAR-Ltd

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