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Frigidaire dishwasher pld2855rfc stuck on lower rack, 65 mins, hi-heat temp and sanitize lights flashing

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  • benz8587 Apr 26, 2010

    I wrote about my Frigidaire pld2855rfc being stuck on 65 mins, low rack only, hi-temp and sanitize lights all flashing and nothing I could do about it. The response was unplug your machine and wait 5 mins...something a little more specific to my problem would be nice. If he doesn't know, then say that and I will ask for a refund. I was already skeptical when I signed up for this.

  • benz8587 Apr 26, 2010

    That didn't do anything. Do you know what's wrong with it based on what I told you it is doing?

  • benz8587 Apr 26, 2010

    ok. i reset the breaker, did the button dance...which seemed to clear it like you said.

    But then when i loaded it and closed the door, the lower rach 65 min thing started all over again.

    Would it help to reset it again? or am i just waisting time?

    Thanks

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Either the water temp sensors inside are dirty, or there is a lack of water pressure or the water is not hot enough

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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Http://www.retrevo.com/support/Frigidaire-PLD2855RFC-Dishwashers-manual/id/1060bh943/t/2/
user manual above.
http://136.166.4.200/contents/Dishwasher/LDS5811/LDS5811_Service_Manual.pdf
service and repair manual, above is the user manual.
Dishwasher Repair Guide: How To Fix a Dishwasher - ACME HOW TO.com

http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/forum17/
http://www.applianceaid.com/dishwash.html
You need to use the service manual, work through, all the procedures, to isolate your problem,and repair. The DIY sites will also help

Also try to unplug and leave unplugged for 5 - 10 mins, and reconnect, this sometimes "Resets" it. Also it may NOT apply, but the Fix below regardless, works, many times, and is well worth a try.
Ok so your dishwasher won't do anything... it justs sits there and "Hums" you can't make it respond to any controls, and the ONLY way to Stop it. is to unplug the unit, replugging back in it simply "Hums" again and will do nothing.
Now this happens because, the STOP Button, is pressed and the "Door Opened", during the Wash Cycle. This should NOT be done. You shouldNEVER TURN IT OFF MID-CYCLE. you should instead, Simply, pull on the handle, to Open the door, the system will take care of everything, after, you close it,and pick up where it left off. The turning OFF, makes the machine "Think" that a New Cycle, is going to be done, before the old one is finished, and resets itself to do it all again. But it still has water, that's not meant to be there so it must dump it out.
Now, the FIX. Take the Dishwasher, out, and tip over on it's side, tip to about a 45' angle. Water will come out from underneath, this is from a small "Overflow" reservoir. this reservoir has an "Anti-Flood" switch. The removing of this water will "Reset" this Switch, and allow the dishwasher to work again.
So what happens, is this, when the STOP button is pressed Mid-Cycle, the machine must "Dump" whatever water is still in the machine, into the "Overflow Reservoir". This water then causes the Anti-flood switch to jam, and this stops the machine, until it is reset,by the above method.

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Hi.

To reset a Frigidaire dishwasher you have to press a sequence of buttons three times. This is familiarly called button dance

High Temp Wash, Heated Dry, High Temp Wash, Heated Dry, High Temp Wash.


If you don't have a heated dry then do the same button dance using "drain off" or "air dry" instead of heated dry.

If that does not work, contact the manufacturer on number listed on use and care manual, as the appliance may have a defective timer control.

Regards.

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    Ginko Apr 26, 2010

    Yep, I know what it can be. When Sanitize, High temp, or Hi rinse come on and stay on, that means that there had been a problem because one of the cycling conditions had not been met.

    If this happens at start of the cycle it is a filling problem. In that case problem is blocked inlet, faulty inlet valve or defective control board. In this case the cycle will stop before filling.

    The inlet valve is tested reading continuity with a multimeter set on impedance, on Rx1.

    If the machine fills a bit , but does not reach level, test the water level switch.

    If the machine fills and stop, test the water temperature. On self heating machines, the thermostat is the part that fails more often. Thermostat is tested verifying that it reads low or zero impedance at room, and jumping the thermostat contacts (the tech must take care to avoid overfilling manually).

    If the machine stops after recirculating, then check drain system, with particular attention to the pressure sensor located near to the drain well, that is the most common failure.

    In all this circumstances the error will be reset by using procedure above, after eventually tripping the circuit breaker, and removing water from the inside.

    In normal conditions the error will clear, and if there is a fault the lights come up again when the fault is encountered. If the error does not clear the timer board may be faulty.

    Power must be disconnected whenever you do maintenance, and some of the tests mentioned are suitable for technician only.

    Regards.



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    Ginko Apr 26, 2010

    I forgot to mention that another possible cause for the lights not resetting is a stuck or faulty button switch. Read also my previous comment.

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    Ginko Apr 26, 2010


    Re: ok. i reset the breaker, did the button dance...which seemed to clear it like you said.

    But then when i loaded it and closed the door, the lower rach 65 min thing started all over again.

    Would it help to reset it again? or am i just waisting time?

    That means that there is a fault, and the error occurs again because of the fault. As said parts must be tested.

    If water is warming up (or filling in not self heating) and not cycling, then it is a faulty thermostat.

    If water is not warming up , then it is either thermostat, warm inlet if present, or heating element.

    If machine is not filling, then it is the inlet valve, lines, or water level.

    If impeller is not running, then the pump must also be tested by energizing it directly.

    Ensure that hoses at the back are not kinked.

    If you need a tech, call Frigidaire to get a quote on repair.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Apr 26, 2010

    About the question on the waste of time, the fault condition will occurr again until the cause of the problem is not removed. Read also my last comment.

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