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Dishwasher fdw80 Keeps flashing up AL03, have cleaned all the filters and arms, but doesn't seem to be draining the water

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    everytime i got to put on its starts then just keeps saying al03 what does this mean? also there is water still at the bottom of the dishwaher but only a small amount.

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The clog is going to be in the water pump.Remove both pump hoses and look for the blockage inside the pump and also the two pump hoses.

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Probably the siphon of the apartment is clogged.
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The second led is flashing. Water did nit drain at first. Then drained. Cannot press the start/reset button, nothing happens. Sounds like the pump was working, now doesn't seem to be. Help!!!


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Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. First make sure that the drain is not clogged and remove clogs if present. If no visible lint is present then remove the lower front access panel to check the drain filter and drain pump for any clogs, you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump completely. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller & clean the chopper assembly. Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn't overheat. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.
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My dishwasher doesn't seem to be washing the


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Water Inlet Valve

A dishwasher's water inlet valve is its most common part to fail. When your dishes are not being fully cleaned, quite often a faulty water inlet valve is to blame. Test your dishwasher's water inlet valve, and if it is no longer functioning as it should, you will have to replace it.

Upper or Lower Spray Arm


Your dishwasher has a lower spray arm. It may also have an upper spray arm at the top of the dishwasher. These spray arms are designed to shoot high pressure, high temperature water at your dishes. It is possible that the holes of the spray arms, where the water comes out, are blocked with debris, affecting wash quality. You should inspect your dishwasher's spray arms regularly. Clean out the spray arms as need be.

Heating Element

Water temperature is a key element in achieving clean dishes. A dishwasher's heating element is not designed to heat the water that enters it. Rather, the heating element is designed to maintain the heat of the water that enters the dishwasher. Its a good idea to run the hot water in your sink for a couple of minutes before you run the dishwasher. Just to make sure the water is nice and hot before it enters the dishwasher. If the water is unable to stay hot, it can adversely affect your dishwasher's cleaning ability.


Filter/Drain Grate

There is a filter in your dishwasher. Its function is to keep large particles of food and foreign objects away from the pump. Many of the newly-manufactured dishwashers have self-cleaning filters, and routine cleaning isn't a concern. However, some other dishw ashers need to have the filter removed and cleaned regularly. If the filter or grate is clogged or blocked with debris, it may interfere with the normal functioning of your dishwasher. Consult your owner's manual for specific directions for removing your dishwasher's filter and cleaning it.

Detergent or Detergent Cup

It could just be that you aren't using enough soap to completely wash your dishes. Your dishwasher may be designed to dispense soap at two different times during the wash cycle. If you don't fill all of the detergent cups, then the diswasher will lose a cleaning cycle. Also, if you use a gel-type detergent, try switching to a powered kind. Powders tend to dissolve better in hot water. And don't buy in bulk. Detergents are most effective in the first two weeks. After that, they decrease in potency.

Alternatively, your dishwasher's detergent cup could be defective in some way. It is possible that it is gunked up full of built up detergent, and a thorough cleaning may be enough to get it working again. If that doesn't do the trick, you probably need to replace the entire detergent cup assembly. If your cup isn't even opening, please see our section My dishwasher detergent cup won't open.

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Water will not drain out but the water pump keeps running even when the door is openned or closed.


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Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. First make sure that the drain is not clogged and remove clogs if present. If no visible lint is present then remove the lower front access panel to check the drain filter and drain pump for any clogs, you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump completely. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller & clean the chopper assembly. Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element doesn't overheat. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.
Daniel

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What is the ALO3 ?


When the dishwasher begins or ends operation, it pumps out theused (dirty) water. If it detects that, after a few minutes, thereis still water left, it shows the dreaded "AL03" and stops.There are many things that can prevent the dishwasher fromsuccessfully removing water, from the inside to the outside:
  • The filters may be clogged
  • The inlet of the pump may be blocked
  • The electric or electronic system may be faulty
  • The pump motor may be defective
  • An object in the pump may block it
  • The drain hose may be blocked
  • The drain pipe may be blocked or a valve on the drain pipe may be closed
There is of course little we can do if some complex component,such as the drain pump, is truly broken. But in all discussions I'vefound on the topic, the causes of "AL03" were far more benign.
DiagnosisConceivably, the sensor that detects the presence of water could bebroken as well. This possibility is quickly ruled out by checkingthe water level in the dishwasher. There should be several litersleft. (But it's still safe to open the door.)The next thing to check would be the filters. There's a roughlytriangular metal plate with a short plastic tube in the middle,and under that, there is another tube and a filter ring. I'm notquite sure how one would manage to get enough dirt into thedishwasher to block these filters, but it seems to be possible.Anyway, let's assume the filters have been cleared but we stillget "AL03". It's now worth trying to clear the outlet with aplunger. This may or may now remove objects stuck in the pump.Be warned that plunging may just dislocate the offending object,without completely removing it, and "AL03" will return once theobject has settled in a suitable spot again.
Before plunging, the water level should be lowered. A quick way toaccomplish this is to remove the filters and to scoop out the waterwith a cup or similar.Leave a bit of water in the filter hole for the plunger,or, to make the work more pleasant, remove all the dirty waterwith a sponge, and add a bit of fresh water. The goal of plungingis to remove the object that is blocking the pump, not to removesome large obstacle clogging a pipe, so successful plunging willnot announce itself by the water vanishing with a gargling sound.Instead, one has to check whether things work by starting thedishwasher and letting it go through a short cycle.
If the problem persists, the next step would be to check the outlethose. Detaching that one from the fixed pipes can sometimes be quitemessy, but if this is possible, it's worth the effort to check.Detach the exit hose from the piping and put it into a bucket.(There will be some water spills.) Then start the dishwasher.If the water now rushes into the bucket, the piping is the culprit.
Alas, normally, nothing promising happens at this stage. So the nextstep is to work on the pump.




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Feb 20, 2011 | Dishwashers

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Hi I have a Hotpoint fdw80 witch is displaying an error code AL10. Please can you tell me what this means so I can decide a course of action. Many Thank's Amanda


I found these error codes for the hotpoint fdw80

AL01 - Anti flood switch operated
AL02 - Valve or connections
AL03 - Time out - drain
AL04 - Thermistor (module)
AL05 - Circulation pump
AL06 - Time out - fill
AL07 - Not used
AL08 - Time out - heat
AL09 - Software recogntion error
AL10 - Heating circuit
AL99 - Communications error - connectors, cables etc.
H20 - Time out - fill (taps)

Now looking at AL10 error. Most often it is the heater element which is not effective due to scale formation. Make a solution of white vinegar and water (50:50) pour it onto the base of the dishwasher. Leave overnight and run dishwasher as normal. Somehow the vineger has to reach the heating element which is an inline heater. I am assuming normally you would use the hotwater connection from the kitchen tap.

If this does not help - depends how soon into the cycle you get the error you will have to replace the heater. I think it would look like this.

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Dishes and glasses not clean, seems like spray bars not turning water seems plenty ,no clogged filters


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If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.

If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes. Hope this helps...

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