Question about Electrolux 23 in. ESL6114 Built-in Dishwasher

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Why does The pump runs continuously even with the door open?

The machine is not flooded.

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    martin rumens May 08, 2014

    I have checked both pressure switches on the right hand side. I have disconnected both and blown gently in them. I can hear the switch operate. I have blown back through each tube and there are no blockages in the manifold. I don't know what else to check. There appear to be no flood detectors anywhere.

  • martin rumens
    martin rumens May 08, 2014

    I have monitored the voltages on the contacts but get inconclusive results. Sometimes it seems to be 25vac then drops to 6 vac when the machine is pumping ?

  • martin rumens
    martin rumens May 13, 2014

    Hi WP,

  • martin rumens
    martin rumens May 13, 2014

    Hi WP, The machine was purchased in the UK

  • martin rumens
    martin rumens May 13, 2014

    The ful type number is 911D93-1M, the PNC is 911931004, the SN is 42130587, the PN is 326374

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    Electrolux May 15, 2014

    Good Morning Martin, I have done some research and have been able to find the UK Electrolux telephone number. If you call 08445 613 613, they will be able to better assist you in why the pump is running continuously on your Electrolux dishwasher. Hope this is helpful. -Best Regards- WP



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Good Afternoon Martin,

I see that you are having trouble with the pump continuously running on your Electrolux dishwasher, model number ESL6114. From this model number, I am showing that this is a European model and questions would need to be directed to the manufacturer in that specific country. I could possibly find a number for you if I can kindly give me the country you live in or the country where your dishwasher was manufactured or purchased. Looking forward to hearing from you.

-Best Regards-

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