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Dishlex Global 300 - stopping mid cycle

We have recently moved into a house with a Dishlex Global 300 (without an instruction manual). When we use the dishwasher and push start it only runs for about one minute and then it stops and the 'fast' button flashes. Doesn't seem to matter what we try - we can never progress any further.

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  • nicolledo Mar 29, 2008

    I'm having exactly the same issue. Doesn't matter which preset programm you choose, it stops after a minute or so then the "fast" menu flashes.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Global Dishlex 300. I have replaced the main cct board and the pump as they were causing other issues and now I have this flashing fast light at the end of the first fill sequence. The water level appears fine and it drains OK if I re-start the cycle. I have double checked all wiring to the main board and checked all visible wiring and plumbing; nothing appears loose or disconnected.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    Same problem - flashing fast light etc... I have been told to replace the electronic valve (the thing the hose goes into).

    Also, my tap doesn't turn on any further :(

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    exactly the same thing...moved to new house, with no manual used dishwasher it would run then flash to fast.  After turning dishwasher off and then on again, I cleared all programs and pressed start for fast cycle, dishwasher worked.  

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    exaca few minutes stops and the fast lights uptly the same happend goes for

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    I was getting the same problem. It would stop after a short time and the the "fast" would flash.

    Checked that the inlet filter was not blocked and that the tap was turned fully on.

    Disconnected the power lead, inlet hose and drain hose and removed the dishwasher. Removed the bottom metal cover and noticed a clear plastic box that was full of sludge. Un clipped it and the flexible hose attached to it. Cleaned out the sludge and reassembled. Dishwasher is now working O.K.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Global 300, the machine starts ok, fills then stops with the "fast" light flashing. I had a repairman come in who said the tap wasn't fully turned on which he did, he left and next day it was the same problem with the dishwasher.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    same deal. If you hold both start and program buttons in until it goes into service mode, and then hold down program until all of the wash selection lights have lit up in turn it goes away for a while. Also clean the filters and this sometimes helps but the problem always comes back.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    Almost the same prob. Only our "eco" button is what is flashing. Noticed the instruction manual says to call service centre.... s'pose it depends how much money you want to spend on it!!!!

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This problem is common to both the 300 & 310 models. The flashing Fast light indicates a blockage in the water supply. I fixed this by:
- disconnecting the dishwasher
- checking for blockages in the input hose filter (there were none)
- removing the bottom of the dishwasher (two screws at the front)
- looking for the translucent plastic bucket thing attached to the side of the main assembly
- unclipping it from the main assembly and removing the white hose attached to it
- flushing 5 years worth of evil gunk down the sink (you need a small brush or piece of wire to get it out

Gabriel

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

  • Eric May 26, 2012

    Thanks mate, this is exactly the problem I had and same symptoms. Less than an hour to fix and all like new.
    To all those that use the dishwasher cleaners and similar misleading products. It will not help, just waste your money. This container works like a protein skimmer, it is built to collect the gunk that can cause blockage to the system, the dishwasher cleaners do not help with this (and in my opinion do not help at all, if the detergent does not do the work then don't use that detergent).

  • Kate Meredith
    Kate Meredith Jun 19, 2017

    THANKYOU!!! Took me about half an hour, and now the dishwasher is running perfectly! (On my model, the sludge thingy was behind a second metal cover. I skipped checking hoses & went straight to the sludge). Your post saved me $$$ 8 years after you wrote it.

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Mine was stopping in the prewash stage & the fast light was flashing, i cleaned out the clear plastic sludge sump behind the covers at the bottom front of the dishwasher, worked fine after that.

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We have just started having the same problem. Ours does the prewash then just sits and then the rinse light starts flashing.
We have taken everything out and cleaned it all. no blocked hoses or anything that we can see. Any other suggestions?

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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Cleaning the sludge sump in the bottom worked first time, thanks

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

  • martin50229 Dec 22, 2013

    Worked for me too. I now pour bleach in the bottom of the dishwasher regularly which breaks up the biofilm that forms the gunk.

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I was getting the same problem, I turned my tap on faster and the problem resolved. I assume it wasn't getting enough water.
If you need the manual I found it online at:
http://www.electrolux.com.au/node132.aspx?cat=Dishwashers&subcat=Semi+Integrated%2c+Electronic+%26+Rotary+Controls&id=224

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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    shugh May 23, 2012

    This manual is not available via electrolux website anymore, know of anywhere else you can find it?

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This is just a suggestion....  so please try and please post any corrections.
Anthony M is on the right track.  Refer to his entry and download the manuals. Tks Anthony.  When the Dishlex 300 starts for the first time, there is a service mode set up. The service mode allows you to set a 'fill-time' for the water to reach the right level, dependent on the water pressure and flow... which is described in the manual.  So resetting the Dishlex is the first step. Then set the water level.  If the water is too low, it will not wash, it will flash. When the water is too high, it will leak out of the rubber seal.
I hope this helps you all. Waz

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    Brett Sherar Feb 04, 2015

    Thank you. I was ready to buy a new machine till I read this.

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The fast light will flash if the water pressure is too low or the water inlet is restricted.
If you have the basic Global 300 without the digital readout the factory setting for fill time is:

75 seconds pre wash.
80 seconds wash.
90 seconds rinse.

I dont think this can be changed. We had the same issue, so I will run through what I did and see if it fixes yours or others with the flashing fast wash light.

(1) While filling (Pre wash) open the door and poor in about 2ltrs of water, let it continue to fill.
If it fills and goes into the pre wash stage the water level is too low due to lack of pressure or a blockage.
(2) Switch off machine and disconnect power cord. Pull machine out enough to get to water hose.
Turn off tap if fitted or water supply, unscrew hose and check filter in hose for any dirt ect. If possible connect a garden hose to pipe or tap and turn water on to make sure there is good water flow.
(sometimes when pipes are repaired a small amount of dirt or rocks can get into pipes and they have to come out somewhere)
If you have done this and the filter is clear and you have good water flow reconnect hose to machine.
Standing at the front of the machine tip it on its left hand side about 45 degrees and lean it on a cupboard or something for around 15 minutes. This will help shift the float and/or muck that might be in the machines sump.
(3) After 15 minutes stand machine back up push back into place plug cord back in and switch on.
Selcect wash program and see how it goes... I have done this twice in 6 months and has fixed it both times..

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We had a similar problem with the cycle stopping and the rinse light flashing. Cleaned all the sludge out and flushed the machine using a hose connected to the outlet pipe taken from the elbow to the sink. Still the same result. Called and paid for a service call and the problem was at the elbow connection to the sink. The elbow was blocked with some plastic so the water could not passed into the ubend. A common problem and fixed by clearing the plastic and filing the hole that was made on installation. Apparently many installers punch a hole but do not open it up enough which allows foreign objects to get caught in the elbow and restrict the flow of the water being expelled by the machine. Easy to do and I would try this first, hope it saves you the service call.

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Thankyou for the hint on cleaning the sludge thing! Saved my wallet!

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Great thanksCleaning the sludge from the little bottle underneath fix the problem for me too.:)

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    AMBER COOK May 27, 2014

    how do you get into the sludge sup thing? ive taken the bottom front cover off and all i can see is a metal cover.

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    AMBER COOK May 27, 2014

    is it behind that cover? i dont want to start unscrewing my entire machine without knowing where im going

  • Arthur Brogard Mar 18, 2017

    yep, i see the same thing on ours. nothing but a space with a metal cover back in there some 3 or 4 inches back.

  • Kate Meredith
    Kate Meredith Jun 19, 2017

    It's behind the second metal cover

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Any luck with what the problem was as i am having the same issue

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