20 Most Recent Viking VDB200 Dishwasher Questions & Answers

Hello Jo, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your post, I suspect you mean the drain pump is running as is common for Asko built machines such as your Viking with this scenario/error. I have good news...It is likely nothing very serious, but the "resolve" requires some investigation on your part.

What this usually means is the control has indicated a overfill. All the indicators flashing is the error code for overfill/drain error.

**before proceeding turn the dishwasher power off via the home breaker panel, or unplug it from the wall if that is possible...most are hard wired to the home electrical...safety first**

The first thing to do is remove the toe panel/kick plate and inspect the base for water. There will likely be water present.

With the aid of a sponge, towels, or a wet-dry shop vacuum, absorb the water from the base, that should restore normal operation...it should be known that if you leave the unit for a few days, the water in the base will evaporate hence appearing as everything is fine again...if any other problem/leak does exist it will return.

If the unit works fine after resetting the power/breaker and soaking up any water present, it can likely be chalked up to a drain back-up or obstruction in the drain hose or pump...
(it could mean a faulty drain pump or a inlet water valve, so you'll need to pay close attention the next few times you run it)

**The float is primarily the last ditch safety to prevent disaster in the event of a overflow, back-flow, or leak underneath the unit activates the pump-out non-stop
letting you know to service or call for service to the unit**

Hope this helps move you forward, or even better resolves the issue altogether. Let me know of course, I will help you move further if necessary. Good luck.


Macmarkus :)

Viking VDB200... | Answered on Oct 17, 2011


Viking... | Answered on Apr 13, 2020

Let’s assume the dishwasher is working correctly because it turns on but nothing else works. If a dishwasher does not fill with water at the correct level, it will not continue to advance. You’re not getting water. Check hot water valve under sink. The one for dishwasher. Maybe someone shut it off on accident. Also,
Water deposits like lime, calcium will build up and clog the screen on the dishwasher’s hot water intake valve.
That would need cleaned out. The valve itself will go bad alone. Regardless, once it’s getting water the dishwasher will run. Please let me know!!

Viking... | Answered on Apr 05, 2019

Check for bent drain hose, make sure it’s not push in to far down in to drain trap, if it’s hooked up to garbage disposal check for blockage at that connection and what u want to do is see how good of the stream comes out from the end of drain hose just get big enough backer and fill unit by start cycle then drain unit by canceling cycle will put unit into drain mode
This will give you some ideas we’re to look for problem

Viking... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019

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Viking... | Answered on Oct 27, 2018

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