Question about Dishwashers
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.
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
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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.
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
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
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:
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
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
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..
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 27, 2014
Thankyou for the hint on cleaning the sludge thing! Saved my wallet!
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
Any luck with what the problem was as i am having the same issue
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
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