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I'm not sure if I'm having multiple failures or just one. Here's how it started, while the bottom drawer is running it seems to be backing up into the top. When I try to run the top drawer it fails after about 2-3 minutes and I get error code F2 (I believe). I hand drained all the water out of the top this morning and dried the top out. On a hunch while the bottom drawer was running I left the top one ajar, no water accumulated in the top. The other thing I've noticed is that the center piece (bright blue) seems to be ceased (sp?)up. So, I'm not sure if this is all related or I have multiple failures. But honestly, I don't know what's going on at all. This seems to be my second major failure, 1st was that I had to replace the mechanism for the seals about 6 months back. I can't afford to keep maintaining this thing....

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  • allfrog68 Jun 11, 2008

    Is there a way that I can potentially easily resolve this on my own w/o having to call out a Dish Drawer expert. Also, do you think the standing water is related to the motor issue. I found it somewhat odd that when I left the drawer open a little there was no water in the top drawer.

  • allfrog68 Jun 11, 2008

    This has helped a bit. I have been able to solve at least a piece of the puzzle. Didn't realize this earlier but the bottom part of the motor was stuck in the Dish Drawer. Took the other one apart and discovered this. I had previously found a small piece of plastic 1" long & very thin grey plastic. Realized this is what I would call the motor housing guide. I was able to pull this out and re-insert it. One piece has sheared off and the other 2 are a bit bent. I ran the rinse cycle & didn't get the F2 error. The dishwash didn't drain though. So, now to problem two w/ the draining. Think at minimum I'll try to get a new housing part. Now I guess I don't know if the draining issue is motor related or valve related but at least I'm getting closer. Does anyone have a diagram of where the valve is located or where I can find diagrams on-line. I live in the SF Bay Area. Last time I had someone out they traveled from about 20 miles away.

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Is the motor recieveing proper power supply?

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 11, 2008

    F2 indicates the motor is not rotating.The motor may be jammed or defective. Also , the motor rotation sensor may be defective



  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 11, 2008

    this thing wont go bad often.
    some times motor repair happens.
    but that is not a big problem

    maintain patience and fix this sir. this is a good unit.


  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 11, 2008

    water accumulation makes me feel that the exit valve or the inlet valve is defective.

    but u need to clear it step by step.
    first of all get rid of the motor problem. then move on to others.

    motor problem can be sorted out easily.
    but i dont think u can do the valve works.


  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 11, 2008

    Q: F2 ERROR. My unit is showing an F2 error on
    one of the drawers. Or I hear a buzzing sound when the machine is
    washing

    A: F2 means that the rotor (PN 525884P) is sensed to not be turning, It
    could be a small piece of food debris, a tiny fragment of a shell or
    broken glass, has gotten lodged in the wash impeller, or it could be a
    seized bearing. The buzzing sound is most likely a burr on the lower
    portion of the wash rotor. Remove the rack, then the filter plate (the
    large silver plate with all the holes in it), and then the wash
    impeller (the blue finned "fan" in the middle). While looking at the
    lower rotor, be sure that its fins are crisp and sharp with no flashing
    or burrs. Remove burrs with a razor blade. Does the fan spin freely? If
    not, try a few drops of lubricating oil on the bearings while working
    the rotor back and forth trying to free it up. Is there anything in the
    cup that would prevent the rotor from turning? (fragment of glass,
    shell, etc)


    "I found this possible solution on a different website" sir.



  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 11, 2008

    Q: When one unit drains the other drawer fills with water. What's happening?

    A: One unit is back-flowing into the other. The flapper valve in each
    drawer is supposed to prevent this problem, but with the gunk in our
    San Diego water, these flapper valves don't seat completely, and to do
    their job, that is essential. We adjust the dish-drawer drain lines so
    that this problem is eliminated. We can fax you a diagram if you want
    to do this yourself.

    Note: A peculiarity of these machines is that anytime the water level
    in the tub is at, near, or above the top of the spray arm, the unit
    will NOT drain out no matter what. Bail out the drawer until the water
    level is closer to the lower surface of the spray arm and then the
    machine will resume normal draining.


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