Question about Fisher and Paykel 24 in. DD603H W Built-in Dishwasher

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Top drawer of 2 drawer f and p dishwasher was very hard to slide open and have to really push hard to close, like something is binding

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  • ehuffmandmd Feb 10, 2010

    i checked and the drawer is on the rails. I did take the tub out and looked inside. it appears the tip lid tips back and forward and it appears that is where the binding is taking place

  • ehuffmandmd Feb 10, 2010

    could it have something to do with the lock button or lock button sensor?


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Hi,aside from any obstruction is thet DishDrawer® square and level?. Is the DishDrawer® fastened securely to the cabinetry to prevent flex or movement? If not, the square geometry this appliance requires with affect drawer performance when opening and closing.
This is the most common cause for your problem. I'm not 100% sure, but it is something to take into consideration. Just a thought.

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It is very likely the drawer has come off the side rails.

Best not to push hard as there is a lot of sensitive sensors etc along the rails.

You will have to open the front cover of the drawer and pull out the drawer and fix it properly.

For details on how to open front cover see page 7 in the installation manal. If you don't have one then go to

you wiill need a nose plier to unfasten the clamps.
Since it is the top drawer, make sure you have a chair or stool next to the unit to rest the drawer on. Be careful when pulling out as the hoses and wiring harness will also be pulled out.

Hope this helps. When you put it all back and the start button does not operate, then it is likely the drawer close sensor optics is not aligned. Maker sure the prism at the back is of the cabinet is not obstructed.

For a more exploded view of what is what in the cabinet refer to

Please post a comment to say how it all went.

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  • Sam Feb 11, 2010

    Not sure how you are progressing with the solution to your top drawer problem. Has the problem been there from day 1 or appeared suddenly?

    I will try to look at other possible reasons for the problem depending on your answer to above.


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