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Pumping out continuously!!!

If someone can help please! the pump is running all the time even with the door open! i have tried resetting and checking for blockages but all seems ok, the only thing i found strange was when resetting the display was supposed to read 0 but mine reads p0? any suggestions please?

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  • dave frizzell Feb 19, 2007

    pumping out continuously part 2!
    thanks for the advise from karma but i have found the linkge arm (i think) but do not see 2 screws or a c clip anywhere but a plastic housing which has 2 electrical spade connectors and a motor winding, also a round barrel looking thing underneath which i beleive to be the solenoid? which has a magnet looking piece around it, should this be moving?

  • dave frizzell Feb 20, 2007

    great advise from KARMA thankyou, after spending a few hours on my hands and knees i feel like i know my dishwasher personally.problem was so simple that i had overlooked it several times, there was some water sitting in the bottom of the washer base which had made the float switch rise causing the pump to continuously activate, so grabbed a sponge and mopped it out .........job done!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    re Neff S5456 fully integrated dishwasher. Pumping continuously when switched on. Am unable to find out how to access inside base of machine to determine whether flooding is causing the problem.


  • sallymike Jul 15, 2008

    Machine is continuously pumping out even after a reset. Any ideas?

  • pilgarlicgal May 11, 2010

    What is the kick panel and exactly where are the 2 screws - on the door (behind the decor panel?) or on the main carcass under the door



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Remove the lower kick panel by removing the 2 screws located just below the door hinge point. There should be a relay to the left side of the middle of the dishwasher. It looks like this sort of: --- / ! !----/ The arm looking part is the ! ! linkage that opens and close ------- the butterfly for draining. ! ! The other part is selinoid ! ! which is probably corroided ! ! or has overheated and is !-----! stuck. Remove the power to the unit and remove the 2 screws and the c clip holding the linkage on. disconnect the wires at the connection which is front right of the selinoid. Use some 3 in 1 oil if you don't have any electronic cleaner, and work the selinoid up and down. It is highly magnetized, so use some back arm. After it moves freely, re-install. That should do it. Now get in there and make me a pie ;)

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