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SMEG STX45 built in dishwasher. E1 message do not have the user manual. It is trying but does not seem to be able to draw in water? more recently its been checked by a technician as it was tripping the fuse box, technician circuit tested and said it was fine?

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It depends on what kind of test he was doing. He was probably checking the amp draw which checks how much power the whole machine was pulling. This would be the way to check the problem you have as long as he checked it with everything running, motor, heater,..etc. If you find the amp draw to be too high, then you go to individual components.

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The second problem is almost certainly a symptom of the first - leaking water is reaching some of the electrical terminals and shorting them to earth.

First thing to do is to make sure the strainer in the bottom of the cabinet is clear - if it's really badly choked, you can brew up quite a spectacular flood.

After that, best I can suggest is to move the machine onto a piece of dry carpet, run it for a short while and see whereabouts the carpet gets wet first. Use this to guide your subsequent leak-hunting.

If there's any hint that the leak is from the front of the machine, check the seal between the lower edge of the door and the bottom of the washing chamber. On some machines, this gets covered with a thick layer of hardened grease (which is fine, until bits of the grease start to break off). If this is your problem, scrape the remaining gunge off, give the metal surface a good clean,and expect the last vestiges of the leak to cure over the next couple of washes as the seal recovers its proper shape.

Next thing to look for is the device which senses when the machine is full enough (and tells it to stop filling). Let the machine get to the stage when it is leaking nicely, then turn it off, open the door, and see if the cabinet has filled to overflowing. If it has, then drain it, then unplug the machine and take the back cover off. Look for a thin hose coming out the bottom of the washing chamber and running up to a small unit mounted on the case some way up with a pair of wires going to it. Check this hose for cuts, splits and blockage.

If the leak is coming from further back, then you are going to need to look inside to see how much of the inside of it is wet. Use this to guide you to where you need to do a more detailed inspection.

Check all the nearby hoses, looking for splits - especially where they push onto fittings, cuts (especially anywhere they're pulled over sharp edges) and just generally to see if they've pulled off completely.

Next, check any plastic fittings in the area to make sure they haven't cracked, and look to see if there's any evidence of water seeping out of the joints between the different fittings (in case you've blown an O ring, rotted a gasket away, or just had some screw work loose)


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take the kick panel off. On some smeg, there is a small suppressor capacitor on the lhs tucked in the wiring. this breaks down. snip it off - no need to replace

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SOURCE: Dishwasher tripped our main circuit breaker.

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