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Re; Smeg DWD612CSS dishwasher. Please help. On setting our dishwasher to operate overnight, we were awoken by a loud bang only to find a strong rubber burning smell and the trip had blown. After investigating we found that the part no DWF 409 interface filter required replacing which we have done. Now however the dishwasher runs to the middle of its cycle and stops. The troubleshooting page of the manual tells us code E3 applies i.e.first 2 phase lights are lit and states "The appliance is not able to pump out water", but the machine is empty of water. It would also appear to be cold inside so we assume that it has not been able to heat the water during the wash. Any ideas to help with this problem will be very gratefully recieved. Pete

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  • jo crabb Apr 13, 2008

    Thank you.
    Just to clarify we have done it correctly, am I right to assume that the red wire in the appliance connects to the brown live/phase line in from mains supply? Also that the white wire in the appliance connects to the blue neutral in from mains supply? These connections terminated on the interface filter.
    Very grateful jo

  • jo crabb Apr 18, 2008

    Yes, pleased to report that we have found a loose wire and now that it is connected properly, the dishwasher is working fine.
    Many thanks


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I would first look for anything that may be stuck anywhere in the machine that may be causing it to come up with an error. Possibly something that was in the dishwasher is making it think it can pump out the water even though it is draining.

I think that the code E3 stands for a heating issue so I would have a look at those components in your diswasher and see if they are working.

Let me know what you find when checking it and we can go from there to fix your problem.

Good luck and be safe when working on it.

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    yes, that should be correct

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 18, 2008

    I am glad that you were able to solve the problem. Usually they are just simple little things.

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The code means " Remote controller comms error. Check wired correctly,"


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