Question about Dishwashers
My machine will not run a full cycle. After about 15mins the red light flashes fast and the cycle stops. When I open the door the base is full of water. I close the door and turn the dial to reset and the water drains, the water also drains on the rinse cycle???
After about 15 minutes it is often a heating problem.
The machine will stop at a point of the cycle when the problem is detected.
It would also be useful calling Candy at the number listed on the owner manual.
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
It sounds like your main wash pump has seized (or stuck). Disconnect machine from power & water, Tip machine on its back. Remove screws that hold the bottom tray on. Remove hoses to main motor, remove electrical connections & remove motor (one screw that holds motor is actually on the outside back of the machine(you will see what I mean). Try to rotate (unstick) the motor (this can sometimes be done by spraying a bit of WD40 and trying to rotate the impeller with a pencil (careful not to break any of the fins on the impeller. If you cannot rotate it, then a new motor will be required. Replace back in machine in reverse to removal. Or you may not be comfortable doing this your self, and may want to get a hands on tech on location. This is not really a home handy person repair.
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009
If the cycle doesn't complete, check these:
Water-heating cycle ..... Water-heating cycle Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next, depends, as follows: On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time. On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too.
Timer... Timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault. Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it.
If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:
Drain line/air gap--A clog in this part is the usual reason that a dishwasher doesn't drain. Remove the drain line to clear any debris from the hose or hose connection at the household drain line connection. Reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.
Pump--You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher. Remove the lower rack, spray arm and support. Look for an impeller, a device that spins around and forces water through the spray arm. This is the wash impeller and beneath it is the drain impeller that pushes the water into the drain port. Replace it if found defective or worn out.
Drain valve/solenoid---The drain valve may have a solenoid with lever that sticks or frozen and prevents the dishwasher from draining. Free up the solenoid and lubricate the lever.
Belt---A certain brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. Replace it if broken or worn out.
Motor---Check it if turning or working.Turn the rotor manually to see if stuck and free it up. Replace if defective, it is not serviceable.
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009
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