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Fisher& Paykel Double dish drawer dd603 fault code f1, what do we do?! Where is the flood switch?

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  • muffin1010 Feb 03, 2008

    how do I get the bottom drawer out?

  • screwhead Feb 04, 2008

    All day and a few evenings for this installation, and I flood it on the second load...

    Where is the switch located under the bottom drawer? Is it visible or under a (white) cover? Please be more specific. Anything special to resetting it?

    Thanks tons!

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    F1 code and tool symbol flashing. Both drawers constantly running.

    Fixed by drying out sensor under bottom drawer. Many thanks to helpers

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Hi Guys,
Our dishwasher was bone dry underneath yet we had F1 error on the top drawer only. Found the "flood switch" was dry, but the terminals for one of the drawers were a little dodgy; probably due to the mouse living in our dishdrawer - found plenty of it's evidence left behind. Removed the terminals, cleaned the contacts, re-fitted the terminals - all working OK
Cheers, Kiwi

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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Unplug power, turn off water. Remove lower drawer as shown in installation book; can be found online too. Mop up as best as you can with a sponge, place a fan pointing into the cavity and allow it to dry the interior, mine took an hour or so. Reassemble and restore power/water, and it should reset the fault. Be sure to resolve whatever issue caused the flood, mine was hand soap in the rinse agent reservoir, caused lots of bubbles and overflow. Flushed that as well as possible and mopped up the suds, ran 3 rinse cycles and a Normal wash with no detergent. Everything is A-OK for now...

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Its under the bottom drawer dry out and re-assemble

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