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Top draw has no power

F#? appeared on the top draw of the DD603 but worked ok after openning and closing..then one night heared a big loud clunk..next morning no power to top unit and can't open.  Bottom unit working ok.  Just need to open, clear insides out and fix the thing.  Any ideas on how ? Thanks boss.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    top draw wont start because it thinks it is still open , can i fix this myself and how hard is it, thanks

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Sounds like the actuator motors are stuck in the open position you can take a putty knike and try to pull the top down manually what is your email I can send you the service guide for the unit

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FP DD603 fills water, stops error 01 crossed faucet symbol


Hi,

I had the opportunity to work on a Fisher & Paykel DD632 dishdrawer a couple days ago. By the way, I am a big fan of Fisher & Paykel equipment--if you ever have the opportunity to work on one, you'll see why. The engineering is elegant in its simplicity. Well-engineered equipment is actually much easier to work on because they have designed serviceability into the product.

Anyway, the problem with this particular dishdrawer was that the top drawer (with an 11 minute wash) was giving an F1 error code after the initial rinse, about five minutes into the cycle. The F1 code indicates an overfill condition. One of the most common causes for an overfill fault is that the dishwasher cannot pump out the dirty water due to a plugged drain hose.

So, I put the dishdrawer into diagnostic mode and tested the fill and pump out functions--everything was peachy. I ran the top drawer in a normal wash cycle and, sho 'nuff, the drawer faulted out on F1 after the first rinse. Well, Houston, we had a problem and it was time for the Samurai to break open a can of whup-*** on this dishdrawer. First thing I did was pull the front panel off the drawer.

Fisher Paykel DD603 dishdrawer with the front panel removed.

With that front panel off, I pulled the wire harness connectors off the main control board (lower right-hand side) to inspect for gook us. None found--my quest continued.

The next step to remove the bottom drawer from the unit so I could inspect the flood switch. In order to do this, I had to remove the wire harness cover on the underside of the drawer. This is what the underside of the dishdrawer looks like with the bottom cover panel removed:

Fisher Paykel DD603 dishdrawer, looking at the underside of one of the drawers with the wire cover plate removed.

With the bottom cover off, I could unclip the wire harness, fill hose, and drain hose. Then I unclipped the linkage at the back of the drawer and lifted the drawer off the slider arms.

After noting the positions of the wires on the flood switch and removing them, I unclipped the switch housing from the base panel. The switch housing contains one switch for each drawer. The switches are wired normally closed (NC) and each switch has three spade connections, so it's important to note where the wires went. With the switch housing out, I could ohm out both switches and both checked good. I inspected the contacts and noticed that one of them was oxidized, evidenced by discoloration.

I had a flash-back to my Navy days and heard Petty Officer (AT1) Crowe's voice in my head, "Here, take this ruby red eraser and clean off them contacts. That'll restore the current flow for that circuit. Good to go, Sailor." You gotta understand, Petty Officer Crowe was my technical guru in the Navy--he taught me many of the practical and theoretical troubleshooting skills that I still use today.

So I cleaned the contacts as instructed by Petty Officer Crowe's mental image in my brain and reassembled the dishdrawer. I ran the top drawer and...no F1 error code! I ran it several more times just to be sure.

OR ,if this is not the case next thing to look for is
If you have problems with a plugged drain hose
Dishwasher Drainology

Your dishwasher sounds like it's working up a storm, draining all that yucky dirty water out, but you open the door and all that dirty water is still there. Houston, we have a problem. OK, grasshopper, go grab you a cold one and hang on for a magical mystery tour into what causes dishwasher draining problems, also called the ancient and mystical art of dishwasher drainology. Let's take 'em one at a time:

* Using Too Much Detergent
Some fancy dishwashers with electronic controls have sensors that detect when the pump is not pumping water. Using too much detergent creates a great head of foam in the dishwasher basin, like pouring a beer too fast into a glass. So if you use too much soap in one of these so-equipped dishwashers, the sensors think the dishwasher is empty and cuts off the pump (For you gadget geeks out there, it senses the pump work by using a sensing resistor in series with the motor main winding.) While we're talking about detergents, that store bought stuff you're using is screwing up your dishwasher
* You Forgot to Remove the Disposal Drain Port Knockout Plug

# This usually only applies to the situation where you just installed a disposal and connected the dishwasher drain hose to the drain port on the disposal. Believe it or not, this happened to me on my first disposal installation job, too...no, not really. But I have seen many a grasshopper stumped by this.
# Drain Solenoid Not Opening
Some brands, notably GE/Hotpoint and Magic Chef, use a drain solenoid to open and close the dishwasher drain port. If this solenoid isn't opening during the drain cycle, could be a bad timer or solenoid.
# Worn Pump Impeller
Other dishwashers, like Whirlpool and KitchenAid, don't use a drain solenoid but instead reverse the motor to drain the basin. One possible reason for poor draining in this type of dishwasher is a worn pump impeller. You usually figure this by elimination...no, not that kind of elimination you dawg! I mean, if all the other suspects listed here check out OK, then you've got a worn pump impeller. The rebuilding kit for this repair is very inexpensive and is a great beer drinking project.
# Kinked or Plugged Drain Hose
Drain hoses can become kinked or crimped from poor installation, stuff being moved around, lots of reasons. It happens.This page on drain hose configuration shows you several approved drain hose layouts. Drain hoses can also get plugged from gookus. Plugs usually occur at the one of the drain ports--either on the dishwasher or at the other end. The best test is to take the drain hose off at the dishwasher and pucker up and blow like a fish. Yep, it can be pretty nasty putting your mouth on that stuff but, hey, that's why we appliance techs make the big money.
# Air Gap Plugged with Gookus

Plumbing codes may require an air gap in your dishwasher drain hose and many houses have 'em. These air gaps do a great job of keeping sewer water from backing up into your dishwasher but they can become a source of problems, too. Sometimes, they'll get plugged with gookus and they'll need to be cleaned out. If it's real bad or corroded, do yourself a favor and install a new air gap kit.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Jul 10, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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My DD603 has been working perfectly well until recently when the top draw stopped working as though the power had been removed. I have checked akk connections which appear OK, but I understand there is a...


Hi just read your posting.Now there are a couple of reasons that the draw does not power up.The first is the element to heat the water is open circuit,The second the control board is faulty or your wiring is faulty.The last is your lid activator board is faulty.Do you have or can borrow an electrical test meter so when can test for power at the control board and test your element for continuity.Hope this helps.Please reply for further help.

Jun 18, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603 Built-in...

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Fisher and paykel dd603


Flood switch is at the very bottom underneath the bottom draw in the base floor.Unplug cord.Open bottom draw all the way & squeeze a towel or sponge under the draw & soak up the water..The washer should work now..Why did it flood in first place?
Check that dishes are not stacked higher than top edge of the draw otherwise it can't seal.this can happen when children are asked to stack the dishwasher.Another cause is some models the seal is an inflatable tube that seals the top edge of the draws,it gets cut or sliced buy a plate that was stacked to high when you closed the draw.there should be no clunk of dished hitting when the draw is closed.

May 30, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603 Built-in...

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Hi please help. the top draw in my dd603


The sensor that tells the dishwasher that the drawer is closed may be faulty or dirty. This means the dishwasher thinks the drawer is open and ignores the start command.

You can clean/ replace the sensor at the back of the cabinet. Unfortunately I don't think the service manual gives instructions on location or replacement procedure for parts.

However, you can download the parts manual from Stokes Appliance & spare parts and locate and order the part.

http://www.stokes-aus.com.au/StokesAP/Manufacturer_Info/FP/DISHWASHERS/599084%20Dishdrawer-Version%203%20%20eg%20%20DD603%20etc.pdf
It should be item 5 on page 11.

If you have not taken the drawers out before, the instructions are available at

http://www.fisherpaykel.com/admin/pdfs/pdf_installations/526607O_DD_Install_USw.pdf
on page 7.

good luck.

Jan 13, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in...

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A matallic "clunk" when compressor stops


Compressor is the sound you hear and it sound as if it is about to bite the big one. The sound is the piston hitting the top of the housing. Hope this helps Good luck on your repairs

Dave

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Actuator motor down


Although I am a Guru when it comes to fixing appliances I have not yet completed my Mind reading courses so can you please post your email address to send it to
Thanks :)

Aug 17, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel 24 in. DD603H W Built-in...

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Dd603 top drawer won't start


on the hinge slide there is a micro switch the draw needs to be removed to locate it.

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