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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?

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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

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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!

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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

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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 !

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