I have an Indesit IDL530, which is a hand me down from a friend that has left the country. The machine is only 5 months old. We have had it for about a month now. We use it about once or twice a week, as we still hand wash. Anyway, the machine was put on this morning and when the machine finished it's cycle, I opened the door and it was still full of water. How do I drian the machine of it's water please. Is there a filter or something I can clean.
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The drain pump maybe jammed - this happened to me; a small piece of chicken bone got past the filter.
I took the bottom panel off to access the pump, removed the debris, put it all together and it's worked fine since (over a year). It's a messy job, with all the water etc, but it's taught me to clean the filter regularly :-)
UNPLUG FROM THE MAINS AND WATER SUPPLIES BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS. ELECTRICITY AND WATER DON'T MIX AND CAN KILL.
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Hello if you follow the drain pump there is a small drain motor. if the impeller is blocked and will not turn the water will never drain. there is a small rubber flap like a one way door if that is stuck it will keep the water from draining as well. turn off the water,unplug the machine and take it to the garage to fix. it will leak water until it drains and follow the drain pipe to the drain motor. if the motor is burned open or clogged of if the flap is sealed the water will not drain. ohm out the motor and see if the windings are not burned open as well. ralph
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the problem you are getting is a f01 fault,this is water in the base part of the antiflood devise.to check this if you tip the appliance backwards and water comes from the back at the bottom this is the problem,if you do this till it stops and then leave for approx 24hrs to dry out any water that may have gone on to motor,then check by switching on to start a program,if appears to work ok but then goes back to the same fault(draining all the time and light flashing)you will have to remove base and check for leaks.
Remove bottom panel, you'll see the element connections in the corner of the base. Unplug the connectors and unscrew the 8mm nut securing the earth wire to the element. Pull the 2 rubber insulation cones that cover the terminals, unscrew the retraining nut to the element and remove the "E" shaped spacer from between the terminals. The element will then pop out of the two holding bracket from inside the machine and remove. To replace - just reverse the procedure.
I fixed it myself in the end, the drain hose had a split in it and needed replacing. The problem I had was getting to the drain hose, as it is attached internally to the pump in the bottom of the dishwasher.
Here`s how to get to it:
First, remove the two screws from the back of the dishwasher on the bottom plate, there should be one on the far left and one on the far right. Put a towel on the floor to soak up any excess water and tip the machine onto its back, so the door is pointing upwards. At the bottom of the dishwasher you will see two more screws holding the plate on. Remove these and carefully detach the plate. You will notice a microswitch on the inside of the plate that has an orange and white wire connected to it. Make a note of which way round the wires go, as the connector can be put on either way. Remove the connector from the micro switch and then completely remove the plate. You will see the drain hose attached to the pump with a brass butterfly clip. You will need pliers to open the clip and slide it off the hose where it connects to the pump. Once you have done this, you need to remove the white plastic clip that goes round the drain hose at the point where it exits the washer. This clip slides up and away from yourself ( when facing the dishwasher on its back ), then it splits open and comes off. This should allow you to remove the drain pipe. Once that is off , its a simple case of getting a replacement pipe and fitting it. ( Follow instructions in reverse ) A word of warning though - I hunted high and low for a replacement and ended up ordering the wrong one from Partmaster. The pipe MUST have a 90 degree bend in one end, if you search partmaster for Indesit IDL500 drain hose you will see one for £7.99. You must get this one, as I made the mistake of ordering what I thought was a cheaper alternative ( £4.99 ), The cheaper one also had the 90 degree bend, BUT the end was too small. Compare the images of the two and you will see that the more expensive one has a larger end at the 90 degree section.
it will require the door outer casing to be removed and the control panel to be removed as the lock assembly is fitted to the control panel,please make sure appliance is disconected from the mains supply as there are electrical connections there.
disconnecting electricity, i usually take the lid off and the front kick panel off. lay (with towels down) the d/w onto its right hand side and remove the left hand panel. then unscrew as many screws as you can on the base panel. lower the panel then unscrew the float unit and you should now have access to the pumps. the drain pump is screwed together with impellor section and housing and the wash pump is connected to several joining hoses and is not really strippable.