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Dishwasher keeps pumping out - won't start cycle - green light flashing on panel

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Hi i have a hotpoint acquarius dwf 30, it fills up in the machine but wont pump round just keeps filling and then empties, ive checked the float at the bace and it isnt that what could it be?

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I had same symptoms on a Hotpoint dishwasher.
Turned out to be a failed water heater.
The logic in this case goes like this:
When wash cycle starts, the first thing the machine does is pump out any water that has collected in the sump since it was last run.
It then allows a small amount of clean water in and enables the water heater.
If heater okay, it then continues with the rest of cycle.
In this case, the control board detected failed heater so pumps out the water and then stops with an error code shown by a flashing lamp.

No simple fix I'm afraid - machine had to be turned on its side, bottom panel removed, several items had to be removed to get at the water heater which was then repalced with a new one.

You dont state what make/model your dishwasher is so maybe worth adding this information as someone else may recognise your fault and have a quick fix.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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