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Fisher Paykel Double Drawer DD601v2. Half way thru a cycle the alarm went on both drawers even though the top one was not inuse or switched on. The error on both drawers is F1. If we push the power button on both after a few seconds they both start up making a whirring noise and both drawers flashing. We have to unplug the machine to stop the irritation. What is wrong and how can we mere mortals fix it ?

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  • dave_blackwe May 01, 2010


    OK Silverdragon



    The manual managed to diagnose the prroblem thus:

    "Machine may be

    syphoning and has

    topped up too

    many times

    Check non-return

    valve and drain

    hose height"



    I need to know how to effect a DIY solution I have no idea how to check the non return valve or even where it is ! What does drain the hose height mean and what does "topped too many timres" mean?


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Hi,

The F1 error means that the sensor that is located in the pan at the bottom of the machine has sensed water.

It does not want either machine to run with a leak so it will shut down the operation of both drawers.

First thing to check is if there is water under there or not. If you open the bottom drawer all the way you should be able to peek behind the back of it and see the 'floor' of the dishwasher. The sensor is near the back under a plastic cover.

If you do not see water the sensor board has failed. It is not too hard to replace but takes a bit of time and patience.

If you do see water then the hunt begins, you will have to find the source, it could be the lid seal or one of the hoses, but since the top drawer was running that would be the place to start. Let me know how far you feel comfortable in taking this and I will walk you through what I know.

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Http://www.scribd.com/doc/6462163/DD601V2-Manual
Servicing manual above.
Inside you will find all the answers to your problems and what to do... Download the PDF, to your PC, that's the best way.

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