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Fisher and Paykel dishdraw DS603

I have attached to the dishwasher a current monitor which supplies electrical protection
Last night the dishdrae just would not go on, I looked inside cupboard at the current monitor and the red light was on.
This then let me know there is an electrical fault, I immediately switch it off.
The problem I now have is the door of the dishdraw is locked and will not open no matter what I do, and it is full of dishers as we were ready to put it on to wash when all this happenned.
The book says to hold down the lock button and it should unlock, but nothing happens
When the draw went off it did not come up with any reading to say what the fault was.
Can you put any light on this with any experience to maybe what the fault is and how to open the draw???
Thankyou regards KJ

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  • jconron Aug 03, 2008

    Unit sudenly failed to power up. We tested the electric outlet and it is functioning correctly. Dishwasher drawer is locked, and because the untit will not opwer up, there are no "lit" indicators. Pressing any and all control buttons does nothing.



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Look closely at hte display in theright corner is there a little icon that looks like a "lock". if so your control lock is on. do you get any response from any buttons??? if your able to power it up did you try to stop/andrestart unit. sounds like a silly question but sometimes the lid locks down from a power surge/interuption. restarting or canceling current cycle forced drawer to unlock and lock itself..assuming this is the top drawer is the bottom functioning ok??, behind the bottom drawer taped on back wall of inside of unit is atech sheet, with a pretty good troubleshooter. to remove the drawer push in rectangler hinge locks in hte bottom front corner of drawer front, just below the circles(no noeed to remove the circles)push themin and slide back the drawer will lift off and your able to set it aside(wont come out to far its connected by the hoses but itll come out enough(reset the door unto the hinge slides and pull hte lock latch foward to lock back into place

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