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DISC DETECTION I just moved to a new apartment but I didn't remove the disks from the unit to transport it. Now when I try to use it, it just starts turning an it shows the "DISK DETECTION" message and it will not stop. I removed all disks and tried with only one but it will never stop turning. The only time it stops turning is when I open the door, but once I close it will go on turning.

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SOURCE: remove DISC010 error

If there is a disc in the changer (I guess it's in the tenth slot), try removing it, if it doesn't work by 'normal' means and you feel brave, try shaking the unit a bit. If it doesn't help or you don't feel like banging on it, you'll have to take it for a repair (they open the unit and extract the disc, they get jammed sometimes).

Posted on Nov 07, 2005

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Kenwood kdw243a dishwasher has an e3 error code

i have same prob,seen this elsewhere folks. apparently it's the temp sensor which MAY have failed. http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=134096
has to be cheaper than an expensive call-out and worth a try.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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Danilo Baraquiel

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SOURCE: the disc drawer most of the time will not open .

The problem on hard to open disk tray is cause by lens reading failure.Once the cd tray is close the lens reading initializes if initialization fails the system will hang no command on CD function will be accepted because the Lens is not park on it's standby position therefore no second function is recognize replacing the lens will clear the problem...The lens are still available in an electonics spareparts store.you need to open the cover of the component and get the part no.
I t would be better to bring your unit to a qualified service personnel because this kind of unit is hard to dis assemble specially the loading system of the disk there are timing gears in it be very careful when disassembling it.You can try it anyway goodluck and godbless!
Please post back if you have questions or klick the thumbs up button if this solution is helpfull to you.

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