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Was awakened in the middle of the night by the F&P dish drawers (top drawer) playing the "Star-Spangled Banner" alternately with "Brahms Lulliby", lights flashing, lots of beeping! .....the lights were flashing on and off so fast that it was almost too difficult to even read the error code...but I think it was E8 ...that was all I could make out. I was too tired to figure out what to do other than hit the power button repeatedly to get it to quiet down. My husband says it was doing it again when he got up early & left for work, It did it again for later in the morning and kept it up for a while, all the while I was looking for the service codes. i was hitting the power button repeatedly to stop it and then made the mistake of hitting the start/pause button along with the power button and then the lock button hoping it would give me error codes or some ohter indication of what was wrong. It finally stopped and window light has been flashing on and off non-stop ever since. No code showing, no power control at all. The bottom drawer seems to be ok though. We just obtained this dishwasher a couple months ago and have been concerned with the high level of water left in both drawers after a completed cycle --- enough to have dishes sitting in the water where they hang just below the level of the rack.... have pulled it out twice to make sure that hose was not crimped or twisted. Already tried to call for tech support ...they were no help at all; told us to call for local service. I found the service code sheet and there is not E8!! ... now what do I do?

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Not funny Cindy - Any chance you can access the power breaker in the panel for the dishwasher? Sometimes with even short power bumps or outages, electronic controls get out of whack - Leave the breaker off for a minute and then turn it back on - As for the water level, I would question if the hookup was done entirely correctly - The idea is for the drain to connect to the most clear point of the sink drain - if you drain came with a pre-made Dishwasher drain connection, did the installer make sure that the plug was fully removed before connecting - Even in my mobile dishwasher I might get an inch of water, but not what you are experiencing - Good Luck

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

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I had the same problem. Played Fur Elise and the Star Spangled Banner when you press and hold the middle button. Before that it was not draining and the lights were blinking blue and red.

I found the breaker to the power for the dishdrawer, turned it off, then back on. That seems to have worked. We are not thrilled with the number of times we have had to call for service or run an extra rinse cycle because the top drawer did not drain all the way. We got a full rebate for the cost of the unit when we bought a DCS range and hood so it was free. Not sure I would buy on though.

Good luck.

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I see the question is posted in the DD603 section, so I am not sure if I am giving the proper advice. Are you sure this is a 602/601 series? A DD603 model has lid actuator motors, not the inflatable style seal. It sounds like the lid motors are in the DOWN position. Since the machine is "dead" what may have happened is the heater plate opened up (the heater plate is a dropping resistor inline with the machine's controller) when the machine was in use and that stopped everything dead.
Double-check your model number so we know what style of lid your machine has, The difference is huge between models.

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he might have unplugged something in the proccess of drying the bottom

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