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Re: dishwasher water level drops during washcycle
Check the stand pipe for the drain hose it must be higher than the water in the machine or it will just run out should be 30 inches or higher. I just worked on one with this same problem the drain was about a foot high it would fill and run out almost as fast as it came in.The pump will pump it out when it drains.
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Start dishwasher. Stop after a minute or so. Check the water level in the tub. On a older model I would expect about 2 inches of water in the tub. About 1/2 inch or so below heater.
If water OK than I assume you can hear the pump running.
If pump running and enough water than I would assume a blocked wash arm.
First rotate by hand and make sure that it doesn't bind or interfere with rack.
Check carefully the holes at the ends of the arm looking for debris that collects. Seeds and such love to collect at the tips preventing the jet of water that provides the rotation force from escaping. Use small tweezers to grab debris and pull through hole
Blocked water return screen. Look for clear plastic etc that covers the return of the water to the pump sump.
Place small cups right side up in upper and lower rack. Cycle machine for a minute or so. Confirm cups are filling with water!!
If all checks OK than try running water at sink for several minutes to confirm water is very hot. Start cycle knowing inlet water to dishwasher is hot. Evaluate results.
We have discoverd xactly why and sorted this on the bottom righthand wall there is a small circular sensor which measures the water temp during the washcycle. If you cover that with a plate pan or chopping board it cannot detect when temp reaches 47 degrees c so gets stuck on 1hr 32 min in the 2hr cycle. Keep that sensor clear and it will stop.
F8 - this code is indicated that there is your dishwasher is having problems
detecting the correct water level. Often this results from an
insufficient amount of water entering the dishwasher during a cycle - so
the water supply is probably ok but check it as F6 (F6 means that the dishwasher is unable to fill with water. Ensure that
the dishwashers water supply is turned on (double check the tap valve
to make sure its open). As above, also make sure that the inlet water
hose is not obstructed, kinked or twisted), just in case.
Occasionally the water level sensor might misread if there a too many
bubbles in the dishwasher (i.e. if you put washing-up liquid in the
Otherwise your machine may be having an issue with water
pressure, possibly caused by a faulty water pump.
I am not sure about this model but most models run a drain cycle for a set period at the start of a wash cycle and then move on to normal filling and cycle of machine provided the various switches are at the low level it will carry on to its set cycle,is the apartment or flood switch ok?
1E= Inlet Error
Not reached to the normal
water level in spite
of 10 min. water supply
The Water Supply Tap is closed.
The Water Supply is shut off.
The Inlet Hose is kinked.
The Water Pressure is very low.
(below 10 psi)
Inlet Valve is OK?
The filter of Inlet Valve is clogged
by impure water.
The Hall sensor is OK?
The Impeller of Air Guide is bound
Take action on Water Supply
Measure the electric resistance of
Inlet Valve. (950-1300 )
Clean the filter of Inlet Valve.
Check the frequency of Inlet Water
by the Test Mode.
Replace the Air Braker
You could try running the machine with the drain hose leading to a large bucket. If it works OK in this situation then the blockage will be most likely where the drain hose joins the house drainage system - often at a junction under the kitchen sink. With the drain hose disconnected you should be able to see the blockage and clear it with a suitable pointy tool.
Let me know if this sorts it. Thanks, D.