Question about Dishwashers
Fisher paykel 920 dishwasher
All the information that I have found about this particular problem indicates that the "F1" error is a flood or overflow alarm. It's generally caused by a clog in the drain line and/or tub not sealing properly when closed.
If this is a drawer style dishwasher there is a lid in the equipment cabinet that must seat properly on the drawer when it is closed. If you place items in the dishwasher that are too tall for the drawer lid to seat properly, it will not seal and water will splash over the sides of the tub during the wash cycle.
Another common problem is a clogged or kinked drain line. Remove the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged. Check it at BOTH ends.
The alarm is activated by a float switch in the bottom tray of the dishwasher. Look to see if this is any standing water in the bottom tray. If there is any water, or signs of wetness, the alarm will not clear until it is dried out. I found a couple of recommendations to clear the alarm. The first involved removing the dishwasher from where it is installed and tilting it at a 45 degree angle to pour any standing water out. Another method is to dry the bottom out with towels as best you can, and then use a hair dryer to dry any residual water. I hope I'm on the right track with this and I hope this solves your problem. Post back if you have any further questions.
CAUTION: UNPLUG the dishwasher or turn off the breaker BEFORE servicing inside the cabinet.
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
I found the problem on my F&P Nautilus dishwasher was caused by a faulty door seal allowing water to leak into the bottom of the unit where the pumps and overflow / leak sensor dit. I found this by removing the front panel from the dishwasher. The float switch (see photo) had activated. Replacing the door seal fixed the problem
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
PROBLEM WITH F1 ON A FISHER PAYKEL DISHWASHER
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
The drain in my sink was a bit blocked, in that the water in the pipe was higher than the drain tubes coming from the machine, once this was all cleaned out it has worked fine.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
My F&P machine F1 problem got cleared after not operating the machine for 3 days & allowing the flood switch to dry on its own! The rubber seal needed a bit if cleaning up (I believe the water leaked from this & flooded the machine ). Now its working fine!! San.
Posted on Feb 03, 2016
Well instead of going through all the wires i turned the tap off and electric on and pressed off on the washer (O) screen was black so i closed and it starts (if there is water in there) and it will drain all the water after that i started it and it was working. i lator found its the ballon the stops the door from opening was blocked so it cant seal by a cup/big plate so it cant drain it so now i never let it go near 3cm near edge so it can seal and is problem free since (6 months)
Posted on May 24, 2009
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Posted on Feb 21, 2008
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