Question about Siemens 24 in. SE64A630GB Built-In Dishwasher

4 Answers

Water pump works from the minute I press the main switch

Hi! from the minute i press the main switch on the water pump starts pumping water out (clearly audioable) i opened up the filter and i could feel the drift. and it does nothing else.
please help - wwhat should i do?

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I may have had the same problem. At the end of a normal wash cycle the pump would stay on for hours or even days - I would have to power off, and then keepp trying to power on until it had eventually stopped. The pump operates even with the door open.

Problem is caused by a small float which senses the water level in the dishwasher, floating up and operating a microswitch, which turns on the pump to pump the water out. Obviously, if the dishwashe is filling up for some reason, you want the pump to operate even if the door is open. The float is in a small chamber - a very snug fit, with a hole in the bottom which is connected to the main pipework in the machine. There is another chamber next to the flot chamber which is also connected to the pipework. When the water level rises too high, water from this second chamber overflows into the flot chamber, raising the float and operating the pump. The water level then drops as the water is pumped out. The water level in the float chamber should also drop, but didn't on my dishwasher because the hole in the bottom was blocked (with old soap suds and grime I assume). Hence the pump just stays on. I assume in my case, the water flowed out very slowly, and eventually the pump stopped.

To fix it, removed the left hand side panel (2 screws on the front door lip. The back of the panel is just hooked on some raised bits of plastic). This exposes all the pipework, and the red float can be seen in it's chamber. I removed an extra couple of bits of plastic near the float chamber whilst I tried to work out what to do - but this may not be necessary. You will have to try for yourself. I couldn't get access to the hole to poke something in to unblock it, so I poured sink and drain cleaner into the flot chamber, topping up as it drained away, leaving it for approx. 15 mins. I think thick bleach would also work. Note: this cleaner won't be very good for any metal inside the dishwasher, so run 1 or 2 wash cycles to clean it out.

Maybe the dishwasher cleaner advertised on tv would have worked i.e. the stuff you put in the dishwasher on an emty cycle to clean out all the internals. I haven't used it, but it would be easier than taking the dishwasher to pieces.

Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I solved the same problem where pump is going with door open, this was after reading johhny boy 1's advice ,
1, remove all trays inside,
2. clean filter area with sponge
3. poor jug of water into pump and if it is pumped away you have the same problem as me.
4 with pump filter/ mesh still out, pour a cup of house hold bleach into pump tray and top this up with a litre of cold water . turn pump on to empty.
5. repeat this 4 or five times
6 . pour a cup of bleach and this time top up with a kettle of hot water and pump away (turn machine on), the turn off.
7. leave for 5 mins then turn machine on and bang inside left wall with hand and when float drops the pump will stop.
8. flush washer with hot wash.

worked for me without having to strip down machine.

hope this helped , thanks johhny boy!

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

It's likely a problem in the controller. A repairman is your best option. If you're comfortable with electrical troubleshooting and appliance disassembly, locate the schematic and troubleshoot the problem yourself.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I called my technician with the same problem. He said he had a busy day, and suggested to do the following:
Tilt the dishwasher, and let all the water in the plinth pour out.

After doing so the machine started working again.

I had water coming in from the sink, because of a clogged pipe.

According to my technician, if you have water in the plinth, you might have a leak somewhere, so the non stop working pump is just a sympthom of the problem !!

Good luck !

Posted on May 27, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dishwasher stops working a few minutes after being started


Make sure the water is turned on to the unit first--next, is there water entering the tub? Check the float switch--the round, plastic, "flying saucer" shaped object at the bottom of the tub. Gently lift up on it and carefully listen for a very soft "click" sound. That is the tiny switch underneath working. If something gets trapped under the float switch, the washer won't fill with water. Next, if water is indeed in the tub, did you hear the motor pump running? If it runs and then stops, there might be a problem with the control board--check to see if the drain pump works properly--cancel the cycle and listen for the drain pump turning on and draining out all the water. On almost all dishwashers, at the start of a cycle, the drain pump will turn on briefly to pump out any standing water left in the motor base(you can't see the water but it's there) so it doesn't get sprayed onto your dishes. Then, fresh, hot water enters the tub, when the water level reaches the proper level, the float switch rises, tells the computer enough water is present, then starts the main pump. If the water is not being drained out, try to listen for the drain motor humming. If it is running but not draining, it is probably jammed with food or other debris and must be cleared. If the water is turned on but no water is entering the tub, check the inlet water valve underneath the washer--the water line is connected directly to it. It is electrical and operates on 120v. You will need to carefully disconnect the connector from the valve, activate a cycle, and using a voltage meter, check to see if 120 volts is present. If it is there and no water is entering, most likely the valve is bad. If there is no voltage at the valve, either a wire is broken or the main board is defective.

Jul 30, 2015 | KitchenAid Kitchen Aid Superba Series...

1 Answer

Clean light flashing continuously. machine wont start.


Hi


If clean light is blinking then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump, please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.


Daniel

Aug 02, 2011 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Clean light is stuck on and dishwasher wont start


Hi


If clean light is blinking then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump, please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.


Daniel

Jul 18, 2011 | Kenmore Dishwashers

1 Answer

Clean light blinks all the time and we can't start dishwasher


Hi


If clean light is blinking then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump, please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.


Daniel

Jun 16, 2011 | Kenmore Dishwashers

1 Answer

The clean light keeps flashing and won't let us start a new cleaning


Hi




If clean light is blinking 7 times then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump. If yes then please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset.
If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine.


Hope this helps... Please post back for further assistance.



Daniel

Apr 18, 2011 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Mode light stuck on clean. will not start by pushing the start button.


Hi


If clean light is blinking 7 times then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump. If yes then please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset.
If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine.


Hope this helps... Please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Mar 25, 2011 | Kenmore 1348 Builtin Dishwasher

1 Answer

Clean light is blinking but machine wont start


Hi

If clean light is blinking then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump. If yes then please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post back for further assistance.


Daniel

Feb 27, 2011 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDP02CR Built-in...

1 Answer

The clean light blinks in a pattern of 7 times then off for a second and then 7 times again. The machine won't start any new program. If you press cancel nothing happens.


Hi
If clean light is blinking 7 times then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump. If yes then please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset.
If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post back for further assistance.

Feb 16, 2011 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore 8575287 The clean button is blinking and when I push start it just blinks and does not start.


Hi
If clean light is blinking 7 times then it may be an issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump. If yes then please reset the power to the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error. If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset.
If this doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to 3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps... Please post back for further assistance.

Jan 27, 2011 | Kenmore Dishwashers

1 Answer

GU1200 will not drain. Seems to have stopped mid-cycle. Pressed can cancel button , now it just blinks.


Does this model have a rotary control? If it does switch the unit off at the mains and move the controller to the end position and then switch back on. If the pump is working it should then start the pump to drain the machine.

If it doesn't have a rotary control just switch off and leave for a few minutes. When you switch back on it should then pump the water out.

If the pump isn't working you should be able to open the door with the power off. Dishwashers don't fill up with water so water won't leak out. Clean the filters and look for something blocking the outlet.

Aug 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Siemens 24 in. SE64A630GB Built-In Dishwasher Logo

1,022 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Siemens Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1392 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4331 Answers

Are you a Siemens Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...