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Blocked up dishwasher?

I was naughty a couple of times and put washing powder in my dishwasher, now it doesnt work and says e3 on it but i have lost the manual so cant read what this means?

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Posted on Apr 20, 2008


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Make and model number please

Posted on Mar 31, 2008


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E3 Error


the E3 error is a result of water temperature not getting to a nominal value within a particular time. This could be caused by several factors like heater faulty, wash pump not working well, wash arms not circulating water as required. Need model number to help you further pin point if possible.

Refer this site for 60 inch dishwasher and this site for 45 inch ones.

Jan 02, 2013 | Smeg Dishwashers

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What to do if your Dishwasher isn't cleaning well...


Check the following when experiencing poor cleaning results:

- Dispenser (Where you put the Dishwasher Tablet or Powder)
Make sure that the flap holding the powder in is not loose.
Make sure it is dry before ever putting in powder.

- Dispenser (Flap Type)
To check if it is still opening for the Spray Arms (Spray Arms need to throw water on the Powdered contents to wash the dishes) - Put the Dishwasher in a cycle, and halfway through the cycle, open the door. if it has not opened then maybe the solenoid/actuator needs to be replaced.

- Program Selector (Not the component, the function selected)
More time consuming programs are more likely to wash more effectively, try selecting these with a higher heat setting instead of your usual programs like quick wash etc..

- Machine overloaded.
Make sure the baskets are not overloaded with dishes, mugs & glasses as this can make spray arms find it more difficult to clean between them

- Soap
In tests regarding powder vs. 3 in 1 tablets like "finish", it has been shown that powder gets dissolved much better, this is because the 3 in 1 tablets are designed to disintegrate on certain heating phases of only a select few brands of Dishwashers. So if you are unsure, or experiencing undissolved tablet - Use powdered dishwasher soap instead.

- Salt container
Refill the Salt container every 3 - 4 months depending on how frequent you use the dishwasher

- Spray arms
These can often be clogged with dirty water etc. clean these with toothpicks and pressured water.

- Filter
Clean these every time after a wash, usually found at the bottom of the dishwasher where water drains away.

- Over the counter products
These can be bought at Appliance spare outlets or even at some supermarkets. Use these as the directions indicate.

- Element (Last step if not improved)
Replacing a element is usually a last option, if no improvement was experienced by doing all of the above it could be that the element is not heating at the right temperature, or not heating at all.
Either replace this yourself (with various degrees of difficulty depending to the Make and model) or get a qualified service technician to do it with you.

Hope this helps :-)

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on May 10, 2011 | Dishwashers

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I have a Kenmore builtin dishwasher model 17533200 , when I run it it doesnt seem to use the detergent even though the cleaner compartment opens.


Check your wash arms - make sure the holes or nozzels are clear (not blocked), and make sure they are free to turn. Make sure you are not over-loading the dishwasher or placing a large pan in front of the soap dispenser. Next is to check to see if enough water is going into the DishWasher (DW). This varies with different models, so it's hard to tell you how much is enough. Also, what kind of detergent are you using? We find that powders seem to work better than liquids and gels , and tablets sold by Finish Corporation and Cascade work better than powders. Next thing to check is to make sure the heater is working to heat the water during the wash cycle. (Listen for the soap dish to open, then open the door 10 or 15 minutes later and see if the water is hot.) If your dishwasher has a removable filter, you need to take that out and clean it at least once a month. And finally, if your dishwasher is all encrusted with calcium and hard-water deposits, you probably need to run a dishwasher cleaner in the machine. (Use Dishwasher Magic, or Finish Corp's Dishwasher cleaner, or Glisten, or even Lemi-Shine detergent-booster powder or their dishwasher cleaner.
Hope this helps!

Nov 18, 2011 | Kenmore 24 in. 17533 Built-in Dishwasher

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Gritty murky crockery powder dispenser has sticky powder after the wash still in it.


Is it the dispenser that has murky powder or the dishwasher?
Dispenser: Is the dispenser being blocked from opening all the way during the wash load? This can happen in some dishwashers if a tall pan or dish is blocking the dispenser from fully opening. Hence, part of the detergent stays inside the dispenser and is goopy/murky/yuckie.
White powder on racks, nonstick spatulas, silverware basket: There has been a recent change in dishwasher formulation that can cause a white residue to deposit. Phosphates have been all but removed from dishwasher detergent. If there is a white residue on the dishwasher racks, etc, try a dishwasher cleaner such as Affresh for dishwashers and then look to consumer union for a new formulation. Be of good cheer: phosphates are very bad for our waterways, fish and fauna. This change was made in laundry detergent about 16 yrs ago.

Oct 11, 2011 | Dishwashers

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My dishwasher (model # DU81ODWGU1) is leaking water and suds during the wash cycle. I ran out of dishwasher powder so I had used regular dish soap for this cycle. Did this cause the problem? My...


MOST DEFINITLY You can put regular dish washing liquid in a dishwasher will do that every time take a few washings to stop run 2-3 times empty it will stop.

May 06, 2011 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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The powder dispenser on my ls 610a dishwasher does not seem to work properly. There is always powder left in the dispenser and the dishes are not always washed properly.


Try to make sure that the path for water isn't blocked to the dispenser. Ours will do that too if we forget to leave some space for the streaming water to hit the little tray.

Dec 23, 2009 | Ariston Technologies LL64WNA Built-in...

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Soap block not releasing while washing


I urge you to only use Electrosol or Cascade powder with your (or any) dishwasher. Most ultra-cheap powder will not clean effectivly. If the dispenser does not open with the powder inside, a service call is the next step.
If you reply, please tell me the Make and model of your dishwasher.Good Luck!

Mar 23, 2009 | LG Dishwashers

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Lost manual, wheres rince aid comp


forget the built in rinse aid, it only works for a couple minutes during the whole wash cycle. go out and buy the rinse/aid or jet/dry package that hangs on the racks and works during the whole cycle. of course use only cascade powder soap and sparingly.

May 27, 2008 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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