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My dishwasher has a f1 code on the top drawer and there is no power coming to the bottom drawer, also the base under the bottom drawer is dry so there is no water leaking?

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SOURCE: Fisher Paykel F1 error / double dishwasher drawer

F1-water on bottom of dishwasher. Uselly it cost by broken drain hose. Need expert tech to fix the problem.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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F1 error means the flood switch in the drawer is activated. If there is water inside when you open the drawer then you will have to manually empty it with a small container.

Most likely the solenoid that controls inlet water is faulty or the water level sensor is faulty.

Try turning the mains power and water off and on again and run dishwasher. If fault persists then you may have replace the parts.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Fisher Paykel DD603 both drawers are leaking F1

Change your detergent, high foaming detergents leak through the overflow, highly unlikely that both drawers developed a leak at the same time.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: F&P dishwasher (DD603i) has no power to top drawer

No power to the top drawer needs to be verified.

Are you saying the lights are blank and when you press the start buttion nothing happens?

One reason the controller can shut the power is that the heater overload protection thermal resistor has opened. Unfortunately the only way to fix this is to replace the entire heater plate at the bottom of the drawer.

To confirm if the controller is operational or not, press Keylock and Start/ Pause button together for 5 sec (press Keylock first) and see if the Lights light up. If nothing happens then either the power has shutoff as mentioned above or controller is faulty.

Depending on your familiarity with such equipment you could try to replace and fix. I am not quite sure what the new model you mention is. I believe all DD603 models have power to the 2 drawers coming from the base board.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

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Flood switch 920 model


Not sure what the actual model number is but usually the F1 error with Fisher and Paykel dishwasher means water has entered the flood switch located at the base. This could be due to leaky hoses or water leaking through the door or lid seal. Wait for a day or two until the water evaporates and try again. Otherwise you will have to dry out the flood switch and then try again. Location of flood switch will depend on your model. For double drawer dishwasher you will have to take the bottom drawer out from the housing and the switch is on the floor of housing. But make sure you take the mains power chord out before touching the insides of dishwasher. Will also need to find the cause of the leak. Other reason for F1 could be loss of power to top dishdrawer if you have double drawer. But in that case the top drawer will have no lights on. The power board is located on the base of housing under bottom drawer. Once again do not touch inside of dishwasher without shutting off mains power.

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The F1 code in both drawers could mean flood at base of dishwasher (under bottom drawer) . If it is occuring only in bottom drawer then it is likely the power circuit for top drawer is blown.

Need to know which of the above to give advise on how to fix.

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F1 could mean several problems. However when it occurs on both drawers it means the flood switch at base of dishwasher under the bottom drawer has triggered. This is caused by water leakage. Make sure the dishwasher mains power is turned off to avoid damage to dishwasher. You can attempt to dry the water and find the cause of the leak. Usually foaming due to incorrect or too much detergent, leaky lid seal or hoses broken.

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Have an f1 error that comes up , says it is a flood switch doesn t seem to be any water in the area around the dishwasher. Any ideas?


The flood switch is at the base of the dishwasher housing under the bottom drawer.

Do you have the F1 fault displayed in both drawers? If so, or if you have single drawer, then turn power off and take the bottom drawer out. Dry the base with towels and use hair dryer on the small circuit board at the base.

Put everything back and turn power back on. The source of leak could be lid seal, kink in hose or ruptured hose.

If you have 2 drawer unit and the F1 error is in top drawer only then the bottom drawer has lost power. Could be due to thermal fuse blown on heater plate.

Hope this helps find the problem.

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Error code F1. Making a noise. Won't shut off


Assuming you are getting the F1 error in both drawers.

This means there is water at the base of the housing under the bottom drawer.

Turn power off and take the drawer out. You will have to pull out the plastic pins on either side and get the front cover off. This will enable you to pull the drawer out from the slide bar for better access. Use towels and hair dryer to get rid of all the water. The flood switch is mounted on the power board. Use hair dryer to dry this out.

Put everthing back and turn power on.

Post a comment if this is not fixed or the F1 is only coming in one of the drawers.
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Is this happening with both drawers or just one.

You have water leaking into the base of the dishwasher under the drawer.

Most likely the drawer seal is leaking.

The flood switch is located at the base of the dishwasher and this needs to be dried.

Turn power off and take the bottom drawer out. Dry base with towels and hair dryer. Turn power back on without putting the drawer back.

Run top drawer to see if any water is leaking.

Water leaks can be due to faulty seal or drain hoses cracked.

Hope you are able to fix it.

Sep 11, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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Need a service person. Machine reads F1 and must unplug to stop it from running


Is this happening with both drawers or just one.

You have water leaking into the base of the dishwasher under the drawer.

Most likely the drawer seal is leaking.

The flood switch is located at the base of the dishwasher and this needs to be dried.

Turn power off and take the bottom drawer out. Dry base with towels and hair dryer. Turn power back on without putting the drawer back.

Run top drawer to see if any water is leaking.

Water leaks can be due to faulty seal or drain hoses cracked.

Hope you are able to fix it.

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Top drawer stopped first with F1 and would not turn off. Now 2nd drawer is the same ,Had to turn off power to diswaher .


F1 means the flood switch is activated. This is located at the base of the housing under the bottom drawer. You will have to find if there is water collected at the base by extending out the bottom drawer. Make sure the power is turned off.

Use towels and hair dryer to dry base out. The terminals of the switch will have to dry out as well. Quicker way would be to get the bottom drawer out and fix it back after the drying operation.

Next you will have to find the source of the water collection. Cracked hoses, broken actuator link arm (that holds up the wires and hoses to allow the drawer to move in and out without getting entangled) or foaming inside the drawer due to use of incorrect detergent.

Good luck

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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

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