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Indesit D61 Dishwasher element fault?

Hi all, my dishwasher is giving me a bit of a headache. When starting the cycle it fill with water, washes for about 10 minutes then empties. the controller then sticks. I have noticed that the water is cold so is the element faulty.

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Re: Indesit D61 Dishwasher element fault? - Indesit 24 in. D61 Free-standing Dishwasher Dishwashers

Poss element or heater relay on the pcb.

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How to run self test on bosche dishwasher

Here is an excerpt from "Bosch Dishwasher Troublesoooting".

Running a Test Cycle
Bosch dishwashers have a test cycle which can be run as a troubleshooting measure. The method to run this test cycle is similar across the Bosch dishwasher range so if your dishwasher features seems different from those described below then try experimenting, as the process is fairly straight forward and will be very similar. Bosch dishwasher model numbers are usually found around the top or lip of the door. One of the most common differences between dishwasher models is simply the names of the buttons. For example in the first example below, POWER SCRUB PLUS and REGULAR WASH may be called WASH and ECO depending on your dishwasher model and the country you are in. The other key difference is whether your dishwasher has a display panel (which can display error codes) or not (in which case a program light will illuminate to tell you the fault.
To run the test cycle hold down the POWER SCRUB PLUS and REGULAR WASH buttons. Whilst held down press the ON/OFF button. The lights above them should flash. Now you can check the status of each dishwasher program by pressing its button. Now you can run the full test cycle = Press the POWER SCRUB PLUS and REGULAR WASH buttons again. The dishwasher will start up and when the cycle has ended one, if you have no display panel on your dishwasher model the indicator lights will illuminate if a malfunction was detected as follows -
CLEAN - A temperature sensor fault. If this is the case then the test cycle will be very short as the dishwasher will terminate the test once it's been detected.
RINSE/DRY - A water sensor/filling fault. If this is the problem then the test cycle will not complete as the dishwasher cannot detect the right level of water, the dishwasher will just keep filling and draining again.
WASH - A heating fault. Check your heating element.
If you do have a display panel on your Bosch dishwasher then after the cycle is complete an error code will be shown if a fault has been detected. The error codes are as follows -
0 - No errors have been detected.
1 - A water sensor/filling fault.
2 - A heating fault.
4 - A water filling fault. This can also appear as F on the display during a normal cycle.
8 - A temperature sensor fault.
When troubleshooting your Bosch dishwasher, running the above test cycle is a good start in diagnosing the problem and should give you an idea of where the problem lies with your Bosch dishwasher and what fixes and repair are in order. Our general troubleshooting page will give you some ideas on other things to check on your dishwasher. Good luck!

Mar 29, 2013 | Bosch 24 in. SHU5305UC Built-in Dishwasher

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Wont let me set program just beeps when pressing program so wont run ( indesit dishwasher

Hi. Are you still having this problem? I just experienced exactly the same thing with my D61 for the second time and eventually I just got cross and held down the P button for a couple of seconds and the machine beeped 3 times and the green light went out. I was then able to select the program as normal. Then, it froze on me again so I held down the button again, it reset again and I tried it on a different cycle. Now it's actually going through the cycle. It's so random (the first time I didn't hold down anything and just shuffled stuff around inside for a bit and then it worked ) it seems to be a actual fault with the programmer, so I can\t say for sure that this will work on yours or even on mine again but it's worth a try!

Mar 04, 2010 | Indesit 24 in. D61 Free-standing...

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Everything coming out covered in white powder

Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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Jan 22, 2010 | Indesit 24 in. D61 Free-standing...

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Dishwasher fault codes

the heating element is probably bad.
i have a idl 600 here in naples italy and it would fill up and go into alarm light 2 and 4 and pump out the water.
heating element cost 28 euro and i changed it out.
had to change the clamps as well.
if you ohm the element it should show about 100 ohms.
if it is open its bad.
the mother board does some checks and if anything fails it alarms out and drains the water after a few minuts

Jun 02, 2009 | Indesit 24 in. IDL500 Built-In Dishwasher

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Check to see how fast water is entering the dishwasher.
They work on a timed basis with a float switch being a safety.
You may want to check how the water gets into the dishwasher and  then see if there is plugging somewhere.

Feb 16, 2008 | Indesit 24 in. D61 Free-standing...

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Indesit D61 Error Code 2... what does it mean?

have no access to manual. but you could...
try to recycle the power. shut off breaker or unplug for a minute or two. then turn back on. it may reset.
good luck

Dec 27, 2007 | Indesit 24 in. D61 Free-standing...

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Indesit dishwasher

element gone. approx 40 quid for element and 30 to fit it.

Jan 16, 2007 | Indesit 24 in. D61 Free-standing...

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Permanent emptying on Indesit D61D Dishwasher

tilt it back the base is flooded have some towels to mop up the excess water then you are away again

Oct 01, 2006 | Indesit 24 in. D61 Free-standing...

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