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Water leaking from top drw to bottom tray.

We tried to dry lower tray area, but F1 problem reoccur when using top drawer. Can someone send service manual to : thaynes118@aol.com
I'll try to dry everthying again , and retry 3rd attempt. I saw something about replacing the motors on the top , How expensive is that?

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Hi -Usually the only reasons a leaks occurs from top drawer are
1. The drain hose (black curly one located under cover accessed from below top draw in pulled out position) is not correctly located in its slot or the O ring neads replacing. Easy to do just make sure its unplugged first!

2. Or top Draw lid seal is knackered! - and needs replacing.

I suggest you try #1 first as this is a common problem.

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Sorry FAB9 you are way off line here! DD603 Lid seal never fail and drain hose problems at the o ring stage also never fail!!
The MOST likely cause of a leak from the top drawer is the lid motors. They are not very expensive. I suggest removing the lower drawer, then remove the cover at the left rear. You will be able to see a small PCB, undo the screw and visually inspect the underneath of this pcb, If it is corroded also replace this part (it is called the mains filter or RFI board

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