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Danby ddw2406 I have a danby ddw2406 dishwasher and it is displaying error 004 what does this mean.

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  • aGiles Jan 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. My son loaded & left a pot upright. When I dumped the water into the machine it set off the sensor. HOW DO I RESET THE MACHINE?

  • rbudde Oct 14, 2008

    I have Error 004 as well. My problem is not being able to pull the unit out enough to access the drain. There seems to be two brackets on top attaching it to the counter-top that I can't access. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I had the same error, drained as other poster said, I also had to drain the top plug. and working again.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Error 004

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    error code 2 shows up on screen



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Simple solution. DO NOT spend the money on a tech coming to the house.
This error code comes from getting too much water in your machine, either from a dish filled with water emptying, or perhaps a clog from the sink that prevents your machine from draining. It is meant to prevent overflows from too much water being in the tub. It is a simple fix though!
First of all you should at least shut the power off on your machine. For the effort of a couple of more steps, it wouldn't hurt to shut the breaker off at the fuse panel. You will have to unscrew the undercounter tabs that mount the dishwasher to the countertop. They are located just under the counter sticking out from the top of the dishwasher when the door is open. Then proceed to pull out the dishwasher from under the counter. You will only have to pull it out about half way and you will find the overflow valve. It is located on the right side of the dishwasher just under the insulation and level with the lower hinge on the door. (Right side when you are looking at the machine.)
There are two overflow valves. One looks like a small cup, the other looks like a cylinder with a float in it like your toilet. Both of them have black rubber covers near the bottom. Take these covers off and about a quarter cup of water will flow out of these overflow basins. Allow them to completely empty, then replace the rubber drain covers and then replace the unit under the counter.
Once you turn the power on, the error code should be cleared and you are ready to use the dishwasher again.

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  • arek562 Jan 04, 2011

    It works, thank you




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Error code 004 means "overflow condition", meaning the dishwasher wasn't draining properly.

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I called service. Too much water. The extra water from the pot tripped the overflow mechanizm. It has a float similar to a toilet tank. Pulled the machine out 1/2 a foot on the right side at the level of the door opening, behind the insulation you with find the flood mechanizm. Mine had two rbble plugs. Pulled off the lower one. About 1/4 cup of water drained into a low bowl. Cap put back on, pushed it back under the sink and back in business.

Next time dump the extra water in the sink!!!!

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I have the same error, and phoned Danby this morning and thet tell me that it is an "inlet" problem where there is too much water coming in. The only way to fix it is to have a tech come.

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Danby error code 002

I spoke with Danby, and this error indicates the fact that the dishwasher is unable to fully drain. Likely causes are a kink in the hose, hose is too high on the drain pipe to drain, or, the pump motor is dying.

Seeing as mine's been mounted without fault in the same place for 2 years, I think I can tell you which one I have.

Error message 004

Simple fix for me
Simply look at right side of machine get a flash light pull the insulation away from machine stick the light in look for the white little resovoir and the styrofoam float switch.
syphon the 1/2 cup collection this allows the float in the attached
cup to drop kicking the sensor out....
I dont suggest disconnection the sensor as im sure it will come back to haunt you. =)

worked for me takes 5 minutes
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