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Hi there, my F&P nautilius dishwasher starts the cycle as soon as I push the power button but only pumps out then swithces off. It won't let me set or change the cycle. I turned it off and left it over night and in the morning it had overflowed with water. There is no fault code showing on the display either.

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  • Mark Rowbottom Apr 11, 2011

    Hi Rick, the water came in with the power turned off. This has never been a problem before. The unit drains into a connection on the side of the sink drain. So when I turn the unit on for the first time it starts pumping(even with no water in it) which in itself shouldn't happen as I usually need to select the progamme and push start before that happens. It pumps for about 10 minutes then just switches off. If I push the power button again it does the same thing. The model is a F & P DW691ED.

  • Mark Rowbottom Apr 11, 2011

    Hi Rick, the water came in with the power turned off. This has never been a problem before. The unit drains into a connection on the side of the sink drain. So when I turn the unit on for the first time it starts pumping(even with no water in it) which in itself shouldn't happen as I usually need to select the progamme and push start before that happens. It pumps for about 10 minutes then just switches off. If I push the power button again it does the same thing. The model is a F & P DW691ED.

  • Mark Rowbottom Apr 13, 2011

    Hi Rick, sorry for the late reply but I have been sent away from home for work and am not back until Monday so will conduct those tests. I have a multi meter.

  • Mark Rowbottom Apr 25, 2011

    Hi Rick. I fixed it. When I went to move the dishwasher out of the cavity I saw that there was something sticking out the end of the drain hose. It was totally blocked with gunk. I cleaned that and the nipple that it goes onto and reconnected everything and it is now working perfectly. Water must have been syphoning back into the dishwasher I think but will monitor it over night to make sure. Thanks for your help

  • Mark Rowbottom Apr 26, 2011

    Thanks Rick. How do I rate the opinion?



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When you said overflowed with water did the water come out the door the float switch in the unit may be stuck either opened or closed which if it were stuck or the switch itself were broken then the unit would have water go in and immediatley go out of the unit as well would need the model number to clarify this and diagnose further also a nautilus is made by ge as well as F&P does the water immediatley come out the drain line into the garbage disposal or your sink? when it does drain? I await your reply to the answers to my questions Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 11, 2011

    ok first thing is the water going in with the power off you would look at the water inlet valve if the water is racing in to the unit like how its supposed to when your turn the unit on and check to see if the solenoid on the top of the valve is getting power still when the unit is off next thing would be the flow meter in a F&P this is usually what tells the unit how much water and lastly would be a float switch some F&P have these most dishwashers do although I have seen some that use others methods these three parts need to be tested to assure they are not shorted the float switch basic job is to tell the unit ok time to send some water in or ok thats enough water all set i can startn washing are you able to conduct electrical tests with a multimeter? if so you would start in these three areas also I have seen where if the drain line is on an incline or if the drain line has something stuck in the line itself it lets out little water and you would need to look visually at how the flow of water is coming out of that drain line as well so if you were to have strong flow of water then you would not look any further at the drain im going to try and located a parts diagram for your machine message me back on if you are able to run continuity and power tests on these parts Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 13, 2011

    awaiting your reply with how you made out on the tests Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 13, 2011

    no problem take your time and have a safe trip Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 25, 2011

    your welcome please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to continue to help others in similar situations in the future if you ever have any further questions after you rank our chat you can simply go back to this chat and post and I will reply great work btw

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    Rick Ead Apr 26, 2011

    you would click end chat accept solution and pick how helpful i was in our chat at any time afterwards even though you did click end chat you are still able to post to this chat Thanks again Rick



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