Some cardboard left in washer accidently and C3 fault code displayed.
Unblocked filter but pump kept going.Only way to stop was by switching
off at mains.
Manual states that ' leak prevention system has been triggered'
Suggested remedy close the tap and contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.I have done this
Can I repair this without specialist help?
If you open a sidepanel and look at the bottom of the machine you see a brown device with a piece of white foam,this is the leak prevention system.
Push foam down and the error code should be cleared.
Make sure you there's no water left on the bottom of machine
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i was looking up some info about your dishwasher and this problem might be part of the control board or the pump not turning on in the dishwasher however if one is tech savy you can actually get a ardino board to run the dishwasher (seen on youtube)
I think this is not the error code. I belive this is hardness of water (could be set from 0 or 1 to 10, depending of model. Read your user manual how to exit the program for adjust the water hardness).
Error code for your appliance depending on model and look like:
i10, i20,i30............ or
Matthew, in most cases when a circuit board repeats the same action over and over, there was a short and loss of communication with associated controllers. Obviously you have power to the control unit, so that means the instructions from the controller to the solenoids is lacking. You are correct in assuming the board needs replacement, however you must determine is the cost for replacement is worth the time and effort. An old machine means one repair after the other. If its relatively new; then it may be worth it.
Not pumping or pumping too slow. Check for
blockages in pipework, filter and pump. If all clear, replace pump.
Curing the fault on these machines doesn't always get rid of the error
code though. Some faults are locked in.
If you find this, post back and I'll try to help.
I assume that this leak is from the flat tank on the side of the machiene. Any water leak to the bottom of the machiene puts the washer in ANTI FLOOD mode with the pump out motor activated. You can remove the flat tank by disconnecting the hoses to it and pulling it upwards. If you find a small leak just run it over with a hot soldering iron to melt closed the small leak. Also note that this tank has a small outlet pipe that deliberatly discharges water to the anti flood device (polystireen float / micro switch at the base of washer) in case of a fault (blocked pipe / leak etc).
Normally if washer doesnt complete cycle, its because the element has tripped the over temp.th/stat.(underneath), or is faulty. otherwise 1 of the 2 boards are faulty. Often the board at the bottom front left.(behind the kick panel.)is the issue. Roaches seem to accumulate on the bottom board and disrupt the circuit. If you have a mechanical timer, wiggle it side to side and note if there is a difference.
C3 error means that there is water at the bottom of the dishwasher. Unplug the dishwasher, slide it forwards and push it back. So it stands on the 2 back knobs. Do this atleast at a anle of 45 degrees. You will see water flowing at the floor.
If this happens often you have a leak somewhere. Time to cal the technician then.