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Dishwasher not draining

I had water at the bottom of my 4 year old plus dishwasher and of course I thought the worst. Did the pump go out, bad impeller, or what else could it be! I started with the easy stuff first and disconnected the drain lines. The drain line runs from the dishwasher to an air gap mounted to my sink, which keeps the drain line from getting an airlock. From the air gap device another larger line runs to the garbage disposal. I used an 8MM wrench to loosen the clamps enough to pull the drain lines off and drained them into a bucket. There really wasn't any resistance to water flow and no real chunks, I was disappointed.
I then took the actual air gap out of the sink by removing a large plastic nut and pulling the devise out from underneath the sink. When I inspected the air gap I saw a wad of hairy, feathery plastic stuff blocking the flow of water. I took the chunk out, reassembled everything and it works like new again.
It is a very easy fix and now even the area under the sink is clean to boot.

1/2/2019 5:53:31 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jan 02, 2019

Frigidaire Dishwasher - Not starting

If you press and hold the button above the lock icon for 3-5 seconds,the lock light should go off. Then it will operate normally..hope that helps
2/24/2018 4:04:19 AM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Feb 24, 2018

Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard - will not drain at end of cycle.

Your washer control panel is defective.
7/6/2017 7:46:55 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jul 06, 2017

Blinking lights on frigidaire dishwasher

Hello - Try resetting the dishwasher by disconnecting the power to the unit. This will clear most flashing lights. You can disconnect power by flipping the circuit house breaker off and back on for approximately two minutes. If this does not prove to be successful, contact a professional to move forward accurately. Dishwasher could possibly have a faulty control board or wiring failure.

3/1/2015 3:12:36 AM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Mar 01, 2015

Frigidaire pld2850 leaking heating element

You will need to replace those rubber or neoprene seals (washers). Which means you will need to pull the dishwasher out and then tip it back about 45 degrees (or more) so you can work on it. Make sure the power cord is unplugged, then you can find and disconnect the wires that go to the heating element, then remove the heater nuts. Then you can pull the element out and replace those rubber washers (if you can get them - try SearsPartsDirect, or repairclinic.com). If you can't get them separately, you might have to order a complete new element which comes with new washers. If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/ronald_e6b9572cebe3ad27
1/20/2015 6:24:19 AM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jan 20, 2015

Dishwasher won't start has code 48 what does this mean

The board thinks the door PTC circuit is closed.
1/1/2015 3:58:47 AM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jan 01, 2015

Why is the garbage disposal backing up into dishwasher?

This problem is caused by improper plumbing. Run an extra line from drain higher than sink drain and while you do this check your drain line for build up also check for proper slope of pipes (should be 1\4" per 1'.
12/7/2014 3:11:10 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Dec 07, 2014

How do i change a drain pump on model # pld2850rdc3 fridgidare dishwasher

http://www.partselect.com/PS1765174-Frigidaire-154580301-Drain-Pump.htm?SourceCode=1&SearchTerm=PLD2850RDC3&ModelNum=PLD2850RDC3 I did this job myself - you need to be comfortable removing a/c power and make sure you make tight hose re-connects. But honestly, I'm surprised this model is still running for you - this design was a total defect with the control boards and touch panel always failing because of condensate/water on the touch panel and in the control board. If those are also failing on your unit - dump the thing and buy a new one before investing money and time in the pump repair.
9/11/2014 6:04:20 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Sep 11, 2014

Where are the food traps and filters

Good Afternoon Friend, I understand you want to know where the food traps and filters are located in your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# PLD2850. The inside of the dishwasher is self- cleaning with normal use. If needed, clean around the tub gasket area with a damp cloth. The filter is self- cleaning. A glass trap located in the center of the filter is designed to collect pieces of broken glass, straws, bones and pits. To remove items in glass trap, grasp handle, lift out, empty and replace. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful. -Best Regards- WP
7/3/2014 9:11:41 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jul 03, 2014

How to remove drain plug from garbage disposal

Good Afternoon Dogman85, I understand you want to know how to remove the drain plug from your garbage disposal, regarding your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# PLD2850. I suggest contacting the manufacturer of the garbage disposal. They will be able to better assist in removing the drain plug from your garbage disposal. Hope this is helpful. -Best Regards- WP
6/12/2014 9:09:19 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jun 12, 2014

Frigidaire fdb949gf dishwasher won't spray water from arms

I found on my first dishwasher the arm holes were plugged. I had to clean out each and every hole with a small wire. They would not even turn until I cleaned them God luck.
5/2/2014 9:26:29 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on May 02, 2014

Cycle Runs Funny

Hi Bill, this is AP Based on the symptoms you are describing on how your Frigidaire dishwasher, model PLD2850, is performing I would think that your dishwashers control board could be causing this to happen. Your dishwasher should wash without stopping for longer periods of time. Regrettably, this is not a simple DIY job. I would highly recommend reaching out to an expert technician to ensure the appropriate replacement part is ordered and is installed correctly to prevent future issues. I hope this information helps to some degree - thanks for your question, and please do not hesitate to reconnect. If needed you may use the link below to locate a local authorized technician. http://www.frigidaire.com/Owner-Center/Locate-Service--Parts/ Thanks,
3/21/2014 3:07:10 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Mar 21, 2014

Water wont drain from diswasher

Probably the relay that switches the water flow between "recirculate/clean and exhaust" cycles. You can confirm by opening the bottom panel and looking at the relay arm. When switching from "washing" to emptying cycle, you will see the relay lever try to switch the flow of the water to the exhaust cycle. Alternately, remove the exhaust hose from the garbage disposal and place it in a bucket or bowl. After the water stops coming out, blow into the end of the hose to see if any food is blocking the hose (sometimes someone operates the disposal while the dishwasher is running and forces food into the exhaust hose.
3/11/2014 3:27:58 AM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Mar 11, 2014

My Frigidaire Dishwasher is stuck on the 3 second

Have you tried ot unplug it for 10 minutes then plugging it back in?
1/29/2014 2:06:49 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jan 29, 2014


Hi Kurt, I am happy to assist you! I understand you have an "ER" code displayed on your dishwasher. This code typically indicates a shorted control panel. This can happen by excess moisture getting into the control area. Let your dishwasher dry for 24 hours with no use, and see if the display error code erases itself. If it does not, you may want to connect with a local servicer who will be best equipped to pinpoint the problem. If you don't know a qualified technician, you can use the service locator option on the manufacturer site to find one near you. Best regards, Chris!
1/3/2014 1:04:34 PM • Frigidaire 24... • Answered on Jan 03, 2014
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