When operating my Fisher & Paykel dishdrawer after i have closed the top drawer and it starts its cycle it leaks almost from everywhere. I suspect the top has not closed on the unit but i did'nt know if this was a known problem and if it can be 'owner rectified' as call out charges for these babies is huge!
I realize this is an old question but for anyone else looking for an answer to this - yes, this can be owner rectified if you don't mind a bit of fiddly work in confined space. I fixed the lid on my to drawer about a year ago and works fine so far. I can't remember exactly now but what i did was to remove the drawer to access the comparment and exposed the plastic actuator mechanisms which lower the lid. If i remember correctly it was the little motors which operate the actuators that needed servicing, cleaning if i recall. What i suspect is that once a flooding condition occurs as a result of a protruding object blocking the closing of the lid the motors get dirty and stop working thus perpetuating the problem. ps. the trick to removing the drawer is to push in the plastic clips which secure the sliding rails hth
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there is water in the base setting off the flood sensor, you will need to remove the bottom draw and dry the water up with a towel (make sure the power is off and unplug it from the power point) then you will need to do a bit of testing to locate the cause of the leak, if your lucky the leak was caused by incorrect dish stacking or something too big in the draw
At some point the two drawers individual drain hoses are joined using a "Y' type connector. Check this, and everything beyond this point for restrictions or blockage. It sounds like the bottom drawer is pumping its drain water out normally, but some of that water is backing up to the upper drawer. This is an installation or plumbing problem that is external of the dishdrawers.
Assuming this is happens with only one drawer - most likely controller is recongising some sensor problems. If the water inlet is faulty then it is waiting for water to get in. Alternatively, the sensor that tells it the drawer is closed suddenly misbehaves and confuses the controller which stops the cycle.
It is likely the top panel of the drawer needs cleaning. First turn off the mains power to dishwasher and take the plug out if accessible. Wait a little and put the plug back and turn on the mains power. If this does not fix the problem, then get clean damp cloth and wipe the panel buttons on top inside of drawer.
The flood switch at the base of the dishwasher (under the bottom drawer) has triggered. This means water has collected at the base of the dishwasher housing. This can happen for many reasons, leaking drawer lid seal, broken drain hose, broken water inlet hose, etc.
You will need to find the source of the leak. Also incorrect detergent can cause foaming which triggers the flood switch. Turn the mains power to dishwasher off and take the cable out of the socket. You will have to find a way to take the bottom drawer out. Usually it needs a plyer to pull out the plastic fasteners one on each side. Slowly take the front cover out and lift the drawer off the rail and bring it out.Make sure the controller or display panel do not fall out. Use masking tape to hold these in place. Leave it on the floor without tugging too much on the cable and hoses. Dry the base with towels and hair dryer. The flood switch is mounted on a circuit board located in the base.
Put everything back and conne power and try again. Hoses need to be replaced if these are source. Also lid seal can be replaced if this is the cause.
Use recommended detergent. (no power balls) or tablets. good luck.
By no power you may be implying there is no display etc and the swithces are not working. Most likely the controller of the top drawer has had it. The controller is mounted on the front of the drawer behind the door panel. Hope things are better than that.
leave it unpluged to stop for now, the machine has detected a leak and is constantly running hte pumps within the drawers to try to remove any water.. problrm is the water detector is in bottom under the lower drawer and htere is no pump to remove that water ..canbge a fickle machine as far as leaks are concerned, but the easy reason is usually misloading of the drawer itself, was an item put in that was too tall , preventing the lid from coming down and sealing off drawer causing water to overflow down the side??? there should be(so logn as no previous repairmen have taken it) a tech/trubleshooing guide taped to teh back wall behind the lower drawer, which is easily removed by unlocking hte hinges on either side of the front of drawer, explained in your manual