20 Most Recent Zanussi 24 in. ZSF6120 Free-standing Dishwasher Questions & Answers

It probably needs a new spring on the soap box but to be honest you can just throw the tablets in the machine it will work just as well

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

Check to see if the heat element in the bottom inside is all crusty or cracked, if so replace, if not, unplug unit from house current, pull bottom toe panel off, you should see where heat element comes thru cabinet and has two wires attached, remove wires, take ohm meter and check for reading, if reading is ok then you either have bad control timer circuit (main board) or blown thermal fuse. Call tech to check further if you do not have original tech sheet or electrical background. My bet is that you have a bad heat element.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009

Hi Marion have your heater element checked

Regards JL

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 04, 2009

Hi Deb the most obvious initial solution would be to check that the wiring which feeds the element is still connected and has broken off or worked loose due to usage,make sure the machine is balanced correctly also to prevent this occurring again if it is the problem,the other possibility initially would be to have the element checked in case it has burned out as its a Zanussi either one of these is a strong possibility as they are very well made

Regards JL

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 04, 2009

The hot water in the dish washer is supplied by the hot water heat in your house,The element is only for drying.

Please check that you have hot water at the kitchen sink.

Also, this a new install,replacement or has it been there for some time and was previously working with hot water?

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Jan 20, 2009

Hi, well i think you might have your hands full here! You could be looking at a couple of faults with this. If it wasnt heating then the first p[lace to look is defently the heater and components first! But you should also check that it is filling up to the correct level to or other wise it might not switch the heater on! I know that zanussi have some problems with the sump operated pressure switches which allow the correct amount of water in before it starts to heat, so maybe look at this first. Most of the sumps can be cleaned out easy but some need a replacement sump to be fitted.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Jan 03, 2009


Either it's not getting enough water to flip over to the next part of it's cycle (unlikely) or the water float gauge is not working properly.

When the dishwasher is cool, look for the float inside the dishwasher --usually a small plastic dome or cylinder mounted inside at the tub's base, near the front. When you move most types of floats up and down, you can hear them click because they trip a lever (they are spring loaded). Lift out the float mechanism and clean around the float tube; many floats must be disconnected from below--to do this you'll have to remove the lower access panel. Rinse off the float, then replace it in the tube and be sure it moves up and down freely.

If you're experienced with minor repair work shut off the hot water valve to the appliance. Locate the water intake valve, behind the dishwasher's bottom front panel, disassemble the valve to reveal the screen, clean debris from the screen, and reassemble. If the screen doesn't appear to be blocked, call a repairperson (they will probably need to replace the water intake valve).

If none of this helps, call a repair person. Any of several parts, including water inlet valve, pressure switch, and the timer or selector switch, may be faulty.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 30, 2008

You can check the heating element with an ohmmeter and it should read a few hundred ohms. Don't know about the thermostat but it should be inline electrically with the heating element and should ohm as a short when cold.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on May 04, 2008

Dishwasher doesn't run
If you turn on the dishwasher and nothing happens:

1) Be sure the power is on, the door is latched, and the control is turned on. Also make sure the appliance cord is plugged into the electrical receptacle under the sink (some are hardwired and don't come unplugged).

2) If that doesn't solve the problem, the door switch, the timer, or the selector switch may be defective. To solve the problem, you may be able to adjust the door latch's strike slightly, using a screwdriver (turn off the power to the dishwasher at the electrical panel when working on it).

3) If that doesn't work, call an appliance repairperson.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 02, 2008

it is possible but if you use a hot fill you will find that the rinse aid will produce a large amount of foam and the dishes wont dry properly

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Jan 15, 2008

The door is usually opened by a solenoid that is actuated by the timer. Sometimes, the solenoid becomes stuck in the open position. If so, you may be able to see the opening. You can try banging on the door near the latch with something relatively soft sometimes to free it but usually the door must be disassembled to repair it if it's an electrical failure.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 30, 2007

sounds like the new PCB is not connected to all of the sensors (the water fill sensor especially) either that or you have got a faulty PCB.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 01, 2007

You should check for 115/220v on heater tags, In case you don't have it, your problem is a malfunction thermostat that should be replaced. Good luck!

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 03, 2007

hi, it could be the inlet valve. This is usually what the hose fits to on the outside of the machine, and on the inside is the valve. MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF BEFORE you take the wires off the valve, then check for a reading on a ohms meter.ACROSS THE TWO TAGS, If no reading on the meter, the valve is gone. Regards, Tom.

Zanussi 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 06, 2007

Broken parts will have to be replaced before reinstallation.

Zanussi... | Answered on Sep 08, 2019

Rinse Aid and Salt do not clean. Salt is a water softener, Rinse Aid drying without streaks. What about detergent?

Make sure the arm spins.

Zanussi... | Answered on Aug 26, 2019

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