Question about Dishwashers
Can someone help me solve this problem. Last time I had a problem I was pretty successful in solving it on this site. I was running a reg wash on the top drawer of my Fisher&Paykel when I suddendly had to stop it in the middle of a wash to add more dishes (something I do all the time) suddenly both screens started beeping with an F1 along with a wrench. It sounds like the motor is running full blast and it just keeps going on both top and bottom. I tried shutting the power for a few hours but once you turn the power back on, same thing happens, please help!! I can't function with out my dishwashers.
Hi. I am a plumber who has had this problem before. To reset the flood switches you need to remove the bottom dish drawer to be able to access the reset buttons. To remove the drawer you press in the rectangle buttons and slide them back under the drawer, they are located right behind the front panel at the bottom of the drawer. It may help to have someone help hold the drawer for you. Once they are slid back all the way place the bottom drawer on the floor to the left side of the washer as you look at it. This will give you the access you need. Lie down on the floor so you can see in the bottom. There you will see a white coloured plastic box on each side, one is for the top drawer the other is for the bottom drawer. Make sure the power is off to the dishwasher. Place your finger underneath the box and you will feel a small pin/lever. This is attached to the magnetic flood switch and resets it when you click it one way and then the other. Once you have done this turn the machine back on before you put in the bottom drawer as if it does not work then you will need to activate it maybe a couple of times. Oncw the F1 alarm disappears you are good to go. Place the drawer back in the opposite way to removal. Slide one rack forward and rest the drawer on it. Then slide the other side out and it will snap lock into position. This procedure literally takes me about 3 minutes and should save you about $120 for a serviceman to come out. The principal is the same on all dishwashers its just a matter of locating the reset switch. All the best and save yourselves a fortune.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
As follow-on to the 'best solution', the Kitchen Aid double drawer has this problem, but does not have a reset switch. So, we pulled off the circuit board cover (removal instructions on the cream colored cover) and used a hair dryer to dry out the contact / sensor - wherever it is on the board. Note that the manual has good instructions for removing the bottom drawer and reinstalling is a snap too. Only problem was to remove the bottom black kick-plate - once that was off the bottom drawer came out. Good idea to move it to the left. Total fix time was one half hour. Thanks for the help
Posted on Jun 09, 2010
I HAVE HAD THIS EXACT PROBLEM SEVERAL TIMES-I ALSO HAD SEVERAL YUK YUK SERVICEMEN HERE TO FIX THE PROBLEM-WELL ONE DAY I WAS ALSO COMPLAINING TO A SERVICEMAN AND HE SAID- WELL ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CHECK THAT EVERYTHING THAT YOU PUT IN THE WASHER HAS TO BE BELOW THE TOP NOTCH-IF ANYTHING IS ABOVE- THEN YOU GET COMPLETE SHUT DOWN, F1 BEEPING AND IT WONT STOP UNTIL THE WATER IS DRIED UP- GOOD LUCK ITS WORKED FOR US FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
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