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Dishwasher sounds as if it starts cycle, then stops, bleeps, and Fat and prewash lights come on. Manual says to turn off machine, turn off tap, wait 30 seconds and turn it all back on, but it doesn't make any difference. Manual says 'If the above does not solve the problem, check that the water feed pipe is not blocked' however, it doesn't say where this is, or how to do it. Please help!

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  • lesleyglaist Aug 21, 2010

    Hi Ginko,

    Thanks for quick reply. Does this mean pulling machine out? I can't see how to do this as it's wedged in with worktop, which includes adjacent sink, on top. Also how do I find the float sensor in the tub? It's not identified in the diagram in my usage booklet. Lesley

  • lesleyglaist Aug 21, 2010

    Hi - thanks for your help so far! Looking for this water level switch panel, but there isn't one where you describe. In the base there is 1. the draining filter 2. a grey hexagonal nut a bit over an inch in diameter. Also high on the left side there is another pale plastic nut. Is the panel I'm looking for any of these,or does my model not have such a supply level switch?
    Unscrewing from inside the water feed pipe, I've found a split and torn washer ring, which I reckon would partially restrict the water inflow - could this be the source of my problem?
    Thanks - Lesley Glaister

  • lesleyglaist Aug 22, 2010

    Hi - thanks for your help so far!
    I need you to identify a damaged part for me: inside the dishwasher, two-thirds way up the centre of the back panel, is some kind of inlet (my guess is this is where the water actually enters the chamber). It's outer piece is a round off-white plastic threaded disc, with a c. three-quarter inch hole at its centre, some 2 ins. diameter. I unscrewed this and found the circular washer fitting inside its rim is quite badly torn.
    Q: could this be enough to diminish water pressure by partially obstructing the inlet?
    Q: what is this part called so I can order a replacement?
    Hope you can identify this!
    Lesley Glaister

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Hi.

You need to check the water inlet hose, that is the hose connected to house water faucet at the back of the dishwasher.

Checck for blockage in the hose and ensure that the inlet hose is not blocked or kinked.

If that is not the problem , then the inlet valve, that is the part with one or two hose attachment connected to the inlet hose ,must be tested and eventually replaced.
Also have a look at the water level switch (the float sensor inside the tub). if this is stuck, sunk or broken can cause the same problem.

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    Ginko Aug 21, 2010

    Hi.

    Yes, the appliance must be pulled out to reach the inlet at the back.

    Regarding the floater, this is inside the tup, at the bottom on one side. The floater operates a switch located under the bottom panel inside the tub.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 21, 2010

    Hi Lesley, please give me the full model number, as printed on service tag, so that I can locate the diagram for the exact model and tell you what kind of water level sensing is used, I thought to remember the FDW60 has a floater on one side.

    Thanks.

  • lesleyglaist Aug 21, 2010

    It's a FDW60P, serial no: 80211 1627 37331831000 (not sure if all these numbers are relevant).

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 21, 2010

    Hi.

    There is a floater, it is inside the tub, near the bottom. There is also a pressure sensor under the kickplate.

    FLOAT/OVERFLOW UNIT or:FLOAT/OVERFLOW UNIT

    .

    Here the water level sensor.

    Here the switch connected to floater, and located at the base, below the kick panel.

    Here pressure chamber.

    Here the inlet valve.

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