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SOURCE: Diplomat intergrated dishwasher error code FA

Hi,

The wash cycle finishes too early and
the p / 6 indicator light flashes
(fault code F A appears in the
display)
– the drain hose is kinked
– the drain pump is blocked
* Turn the program selector to the f
*STOP" position (the fault code goes
out).
* Correct the fault.
* Pump away the water and start the
program again (see additional
program "DRAIN" and "Switching
on").

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Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Whitlpool dishwasher problem

Hi

Error code F4 means its a drainage failure. If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:
Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.

Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.

Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

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Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Fisher & Paykel dishwasher model dd602 error code F4

Hi there,
It means your filter is dirty. Remove metal plate at bottom & scrub with a toothbrush. Clean arms as well.
Clean all around the door & pull out the lift out filter, scrub clean with a toothbrush.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: error code f4 on my

Blocked waste outlet or maybe just a worn pump.
I fixed a new one today showing F4
I found a piece of broken glass stopping the waste pump.
Hope this helps
john

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Error code F4

The F4 error code on your washer indicates a problem in the electrical circuits of the washer... and not end-user repairable.
This problem requires a technician to test the wiring circuits to diagnose the problem.

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First try turning power off from circuit breaker for few minutes and see if that is enough to clear the error code.

Turn power off from circuit breaker (or disconnect power cord) and clean the drain well inside the tub. Remove any water present in the tum. Check also the drain hose at the back of the appliance and make sure it is not kinked or blocked.

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If you have F4 and the sump is full of water, there's a good chance the drain pump is being jammed by a broken bit of glass or pottery. However, if the appliance is empty of water and F4 error code is flashing, where do you go from there?

The electronic control (module pcb) does a self check of the components, during a drain cycle the programme allows a time parameter for the appliance to empty away the water. How does the pcb know the water has gone? Simply by testing a pressure switch for continuity.

The pressure switch is an on or off switch, when the appliance is empty the internal contacts are "made" (on) when the appliance is full of water the switch is "broken" (off).

The sensing grid of the pressure switch is exposed to the dishwasher wash water and can over a period of time get clogged with crud ( a mixture of food waste and detergent and limescale), eventually this crud stops the switch from being in the correct attitude during the self tests. The electronics notes the on or off and determines that the appiiance has not drained and gives error code F4.

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