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Flooding DS603 I suspect the the lid closing mechanism. How to do I operate the machine when open, so that i can check on the mechanism. I am technically qualified.

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Hi now to see if the lid is closing open the drawer and on the left and right sides of the drawer you will see a round plastic locking tab.In the middle of the tab you will see a molded center that you can grab with long nose pliers. Grab hold of the center and pull them out away from the drawer. now once you do this pull the front cover down gently and remove the earth wire attached. Now close the drawer and select a cycle and push start.When you push start look to the bottom left and bottom right and you will see the lid actuators. are they the screw type or the solonoid type?now if they are the screw type then you will see a threaded rod screwing down as the lid closes..The side that could be faulty, or not closing properly, is the threaded rod that doesnt come down as far as the other one.On your other question there is a micro-switch at the end of the sliding rail that activates when the drawer is closed.see how you go and if you need further help please reply.please turn off power before you remove the front cover.

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I realize this is an old question but for anyone else looking for an answer to this - yes, this can be owner rectified if you don't mind a bit of fiddly work in confined space. I fixed the lid on my to drawer about a year ago and works fine so far. I can't remember exactly now but what i did was to remove the drawer to access the comparment and exposed the plastic actuator mechanisms which lower the lid. If i remember correctly it was the little motors which operate the actuators that needed servicing, cleaning if i recall. What i suspect is that once a flooding condition occurs as a result of a protruding object blocking the closing of the lid the motors get dirty and stop working thus perpetuating the problem.
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