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I have a Fisher & Paykel 913T soft touch dishwasher. On all types of washes when the wash cycle starts there is no 230 volts on the element & after 5 minutes the wash cycle finishes & then goes onto to the next cycle. None of the wash or rinse cycles heat the water but on the dry cycle their is 230 volts onto the element & dries the dishes OK. Is my problem the power supply PCB or could it be the Controller PCB? Does the 230 volts to the element on dry cycle come from the same cicuit on the power supply PCB as the wash cycle or from a different circuit? Regards Ian

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  • nai May 09, 2010

    Thanks for your help. The temperature sensor seems to be a separate part from the element so I will try a new one of these.

    Regards Ian

  • nai May 10, 2010

    Hi Guru,

    I tried another temp sensor but still had the same problem. I removed the power supply & checked all connections & resoldered all the PCB & the problem seems OK . I will await further testing.

    Thanks for your help.


  • nai May 10, 2010

    Yes that is correct. Resoldering the power supply seems to have fixed the problem . Thanks again.

    Regards Ian

  • nai May 10, 2010

    Very good service although I solved the problem myself in the end.

    Regards Ian



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Have you considered the possibility the water temperature sensor may be faulty.

If the controller is getting false water temp reading then it may never turn the heater on.

Generally with FP dishwashers, the heating element and temperature sensor are part of the same assembly, so you you have to replace both. I don't have access to the 913T service manual but I am saying this on the basis of my experience with the other dishwashers from FP.

Hope this helps.

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  • Sam May 10, 2010

    Thanks for your feedback. Please don't forget to rate my suggestion if it works or sets you on a path of diagnosing the fault. Helps with the ratings.

  • Sam May 10, 2010

    Thanks for the update.

    Looks like you have fixed the problem by resoldering power supply points. Is that correct?



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