Question about Hotpoint 24 in. DF56 Free-standing Dishwasher
My dishwasher has stopped working. I haven't used it after for a few months after a kitchen refit. It does a cold wash (progrqam A) properly - water comes in and is pumped out. All other programmes fail to do anything, though the controller on the front goes through the complete cycle and makes all the right noises. No water enters the machine - not even for the cold watch parts of the cycle. I'm baffled and very frustrated. Its ruining my soft hands!! Any suggestions? Angy
I had the same problem with my machine - ie lots of water coming out front about two thirds of the way through the cycle - engineer (local and very reliable) knew as soon as he came in that I had started bying Powerball 5 dishwasher tablets - they produce too much foam (try opening the door during the cycle and see the amount of foam) and it therefore comes out of the overflow parts on the door. I tried Magnum 5 and got the same problem. Now I stick to either Asda's own basic (not the 5) or I buy the Magnum ones and cut them in half. Has never leaked since!
Posted on Aug 25, 2007
SOURCE: It's Leaking Water!
Most common reason is that the lower spray arm splits on the seem and sprays water under the door, to proove if it is this remove lower spray arm and run through program if no leak fit new arm. Regards Advisor
Posted on Aug 31, 2007
If the washer is not used regularly the shaft can stick to the seals and prevent the motor from spinning. This happens quite regularly for me if I don't use the washer often. You can just take off the bottom panel - after shutting off power to the dishwasher - and access the motor. you should see some fins and then just try to spin the motor by hand. It usually takes about 90 degrees of rotation before the motor breaks free from the seal. You'll have to fight through the spring-like resistance created by the seal-shaft adhesion. After it breaks free the motor spins freely and you should be all set to go. I haven't found a more permanent fix for this other than running the dishwasher more regularly.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
you can plumb into hot but there are some snags
first hot water pressure is often a lot lower than cold so the machine may take a long time to fill
second if the water is too hot it will destroy the resin of the water softener and you will see brown marks on the crockery.
third it a bit uneconomical as you will use a lot of hot water
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
SOURCE: Hotpoint Dishwasher DWF 30
Just one question is the water to the unit turned on ? some times a unit will have a fail safe protection device where it would not start the system if there was no water pressure to prevent damage to the unit, but given the symptoms i really don't think thats it.
It sounds like there may be an internal fuse in the dishwasher circuitry that has blown and needs to be replaced.
Unfortunately without the circuuit diagrams its impossible to say if that is so. the manufacturers today don't supply circuit diagrams with the appliance and they tend to send a repair agent out who changes the whole board rather than just fixing the one problem.
If your adventurous you can try starting to apply power to various parts of the unit to see if they work - i.e. i am sure the pump works if you can get the appropriate power supply to it - but your risking some serious electric shock and issues with blowing things up.
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
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