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I have Eco and Prewash lights flashing (3&5). Apparently this means clean filters?? The washer drains water from previous usage, then fills the base before again draining the water at which point the lights flash. I have examined and stripped several components from the base. There are no obvious blockages in the pipes. The draining pump works fine as water drains away (also tested it with seperate power supply), the circulation motor works ok (tested this with seperate poer supply), no wire damage,.... Please help??????

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    Keith Drake Mar 20, 2011

    There has to be something down in the pump for this error to come up. Try this.
    1. Unplug your dishwaser at the wall/breaker/fuse panel.
    2. Remove the grill under the bottom rack.
    3. Ensure that the filter is free from food and other obstacles and clean the filter.
    4. Before replacing filter etc, get a piece of metal coat hanger wire and care fully insert it down the channel under the filter to free any lodged items. You may also see a small white impleller try to turn this with your finger or the coat hanger wire (this is the info from the engineer!).
    5. replace filter and retry a wash.

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    Keith Drake Mar 20, 2011

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    copy and paste link into your browser for a video on how to clean the filter.

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