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Heavy wash light is flashing, after fat and debris put into dishwasher by children. Have tried using a dishwasher cleaner without success.

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Thanks for using FixYa. To resolve this issue unplug the unit and then drain the water out of the overflow base pan which is located below the tub, you’ll have to remove the lower kick panel which is located below the door to access this pan. You can dry it with towels and soak all the water, also blow some air with the help of hair dryer to dry it completely. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Tips For Dishwasher for its safety and getting dishes cleanest

Find out what the top 7 dishwasher tips are for safety and getting dishes there cleanest are:

  • If your household is small, try gradullay accumulating a full load of dishes and rinsing as you go, instead of stacking dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

  • Cleaners and some elbow grease will always get pots and pans cleaner then the pots and pans cycle on the dishwasher.

  • Good crystal and china should be hand washed and not placed in the dishwasher since the detergents and jostling can damage them quite easily.

  • It can take several hours for dishes to dry when using the no-heat dry option the dishwasher. Try propping the door open to speed the drying process.

  • Place flatware such as forks and knifes with the point side down in the utensil basket.

  • Make sure the heating element at the bottom of the dishwasher is cool before reaching in to get anything from the tub area.

  • The dishwashers door vents emit steam which can harm small children as these are often at a toddlers eye level. Many units have an option where you can lock the dishwasher preventing a child from opening it and crawling in. It's best to keep small children away from the dishwasher.

on Dec 12, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Fdw60 is flashing fast and delicate lights

The code is a10 this is normally a heating issue but could also be a foaming problem which could also be your poor washing results put a cleaner through with a lime scale remover

Jan 24, 2014 | Hotpoint 24 in. FDW60 Free-standing...

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Dishwasher stops after 2 minutes

Consult the website or the paper manual on the error you are experiencing. You'll be amazed how helpful this can be.

Nov 16, 2013 | Dishwashers

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Does not get dishes etc. clean no matter how loaded. Must pre-wash by hand to get all food off or will not come out clean. Why have a dish washer? Is there any secret to how to get it to clean? Or do we...


This is a good washing machine if it is working properly. There could be a couple things that have happened to make this not work well. You should not have to pre-wash or rinse anything, just scrape and load.

First thing is look below the bottom rack, there is a ring that looks kinda like a horseshoe. This is the heat element. If it is dark in color you are okay, if it is white then it may be coated in hard water deposits, if this is the case that means the inside of the pump and wash arms are plugged up too. If so all you need to do is clean it out using a dishwasher cleaner. Here are some good ones that you can find at the store near the detergents, follow the directions on the label. Lemi Shine, Rinse aid dishwasher cleaner, finish dishwasher cleaner, Glisten. Here is a link to a few more details on that.

The second thing and most common is a plugged sump, debris can restrict the water flow to the pump. I have put together some instructions on cleaning this out. Follow the link below and let me know if this helps.

May 19, 2010 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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I have grit on my dishes after the wash cycle completes, jet dry seems to be working? Dishwasher is draining.

use only cascade complete cleaner, clean unit remove basket motor cover chopper cover clean and vac out trash washer all screens increase water temp. to 130 degrees if no children in home if children in home not over 125 degrees temp. monthly run dishwasher cleaner product through waser cost around 10 $ at lowes

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Dishwasher is starting to leave an ugly film on the glasses. It just started doing it,never did before.

try a dishwasher cleaner sounds like fat is building up in the pipe work and melting off after the final wash/rinse. ive seen a good 1kg of fat blocking heaters and pipework.

Jan 21, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Clean light flashes

You will have to reset the console. To do this, close the door and press these buttons in sequence...

-high temp wash
-heated dry
-high temp wash
-heated dry

...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2 minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.

Feb 11, 2009 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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