Question about Smeg 18 in. DWF410SS Slim-Line Free-standing Dishwasher
Is there a buzzing noise from the bottom of the machine as soon as you turn the power on?
E8 states the diverter valve has a fault.
Turn the machine and water supply off.
You can feel which part was making the buzzing by carefully touching each part under the machine (caution: shock risk!) It's a flattened conical shape in the middle, with two hoses connected to it, one screw and 4 thin wires.
Undo the screw, pull the hoses off by pressing the clips together, and disconnect the multiplug for the wires. The motor simply clips off the grey gearbox, and the gearbox itself is clipped to the valve body and retained with two screws.
If the seals on the valve are stiff, work some silicone into both the main bearing seal and into the valve faces themselves and the diverter should be OK.
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
Thanks to hijoloo for pointing me in the right direction. The offending part is the diverter valve, a paddle inside blocks one of two outlets in turn actuated by a micro switch, a motor and reduction gears. Check switch for continuity with multimeter (ohms) then check motor and gears turn freely by hand. My problem was a stiff paddle due to limescale. Soak in boiling water to free off then oil cog (externally) and rebuild.
turn the washer on its side and open up the bottom black plastic plate, than disconnect the two black hoses from the white pumphouse in the middle of the washer. disconnect the connector and open carefully the housing by removing two screws and the motor. check the switch and clean the white housing. Check also if there is nothing inside the rotorhouse. after this build every thing back and hope that its running. it worked for me. succes!
Posted on Nov 19, 2011
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