Question about Smeg 24 in. DWF1 2 Free-standing Dishwasher
The second problem is almost certainly a symptom of the first - leaking water is reaching some of the electrical terminals and shorting them to earth.
First thing to do is to make sure the strainer in the bottom of the cabinet is clear - if it's really badly choked, you can brew up quite a spectacular flood.
After that, best I can suggest is to move the machine onto a piece of dry carpet, run it for a short while and see whereabouts the carpet gets wet first. Use this to guide your subsequent leak-hunting.
If there's any hint that the leak is from the front of the machine, check the seal between the lower edge of the door and the bottom of the washing chamber. On some machines, this gets covered with a thick layer of hardened grease (which is fine, until bits of the grease start to break off). If this is your problem, scrape the remaining gunge off, give the metal surface a good clean,and expect the last vestiges of the leak to cure over the next couple of washes as the seal recovers its proper shape.
Next thing to look for is the device which senses when the machine is full enough (and tells it to stop filling). Let the machine get to the stage when it is leaking nicely, then turn it off, open the door, and see if the cabinet has filled to overflowing. If it has, then drain it, then unplug the machine and take the back cover off. Look for a thin hose coming out the bottom of the washing chamber and running up to a small unit mounted on the case some way up with a pair of wires going to it. Check this hose for cuts, splits and blockage.
If the leak is coming from further back, then you are going to need to look inside to see how much of the inside of it is wet. Use this to guide you to where you need to do a more detailed inspection.
Check all the nearby hoses, looking for splits - especially where they push onto fittings, cuts (especially anywhere they're pulled over sharp edges) and just generally to see if they've pulled off completely.
Next, check any plastic fittings in the area to make sure they haven't cracked, and look to see if there's any evidence of water seeping out of the joints between the different fittings (in case you've blown an O ring, rotted a gasket away, or just had some screw work loose)
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
REMOVE THE BOTTOM PANELS ON THE DISH WASHER GET A GOOD FLASHLIGHT PREFERABLY LED AND LOOK UNDER THE D/W WHILE RUNNING, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH ANY LIVE WIRES AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE WHERE THE WATER IS COMING FROM. IT MAY BE THE SEAL ON THE MOTOR, AND DEPENDING ON PARTS AVAILABILITY AND KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR LOCAL TECH THEY CAN BE REPLACED ON SOME MODELS. THIS SHOULD HELP YOU PINPOINT THE SUSPECT AREA.
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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