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Why is the bottom drawer stuck?

The bottom drawer of this machine is jammed in such a way it will either not open unless forced and if open will not close unless really forced. Is this common and is there a common solution?

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Is this a Fisher Paykel Dishdrawer?
If so, the lid is likely not returning properly to the upmost position.

Caused by faulty lid actuators, easily fixed by replacing them.

Try not to open and close forcefully as it will damage the rubber seal (built into the lid), then you will also have to replace the lid.

Posted on May 28, 2014


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Sounds like the lid is not opening all the way. Rubber may be coming off lid seal during opening and closing. Check you lid actuators replace both right and left if needed.

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fisher and paykel sent me a solution - turn off at wall and unplug then turn back on. The dishwasher reset itself and the drawer unlocked.

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the lids on dishdrawers are pulled down and sealed by lid activaters. there r two types, the screw type and the magnetic solonoid type. the reason your draw gets stuck is your lid activator is not releasing. there are 2 reasons for this 1st- 1 or both activators are faulty. 2nd the lid activator control board is faulty, which is located under the bottom drawer.pull the draw out and see if u can see if the lid is down on 1 side or both sides.please reply 4 more help.

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Testimonial: "Thanks Luisa! We replaced the lid activator 2 years ago - it cost us $250. The problem has occurred twice since. We were able to trigger the lid to open by unplugging the dishwasher and plugging it back in. Symptom is cured, problem is not. How hard is it to replace lid activator?"

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SOURCE: fisher paykel heater plate replacement

The problem is the thermal fuse in the bottom drawer which shuts of the controller power. But the thermal fuse is part of the heater assembly. So you will have to replace the lot.

It is not an easy procedure to replace the heater assembly as the whole system is intervined with the pump and motor components.

You will have to disconnect all wiring and hoses from the base of the drawer once you have it out after removing the transparent plastic wiring cover.

Then you have to release the locking ring to remove the pump and motor assembly along with the heater plate.

Hope this helps. please rate the solution if ok otherwise drop a comment.

Posted on Aug 16, 2010

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