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Won't shut off

Hello My F&P dishwasher turns on all by itself and won't shut off. Is there anything I can do? Thanks very much Lulu

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My two draw fisher & paykel dishwasher keeps turning itself on and off. Doesnt actually start a cycle just the constant beep on and beep off. Has anyone else experienced this and if so what can be done? Thank you

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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I had the same happen to me this morning the F1 code came up, after looking around for a manual on what code was what I found this site , reading what had been posted here I gave it a go
I tilted the washer backward to drain the water and what do you know it worked again.
test run
after the first cycle it flooded again, this time I removed the water feed pipes from inside, removed the fine s/steel screen and any other parts that could be removed,
What I found was that after many years of service of washing including jars that still had the paper labels, it was the paper that turned into paper pulp blocking the drain screen
so after cleaning and re-installing everything I started a new wash test cycle

The dishwasher works better now than it has for a long long time

So when you get the F1 code don't just call for the service guy to come out , take it apart yourself and just give everything a good clean and it will work like new again

Good luck

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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I had the above problem also just last night. I have lost my manual, so turned off the power and basically just dried the interior using a sponge and finished off with the hair dryer (as suggested) and she's all go now. Thankyou so much for saving me $110.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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I had the F1 error in the window and the dishwasher would not turn off.  The owners manual says to shut power off and contact service technician.  The house call is $110 and they can't get out for a week.  I followed your advice about drying out the bottom, and it works fine now.  Thanks. 


P.S. It would be nice if the manufacturer would offer this solution in the owners manual.

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Do you have a F1 and wrench in the window? If so you have water inside and beneath the second drawer. Check it out and if so dry it out with towels and hair dryer. Re-assemble and see if that works. Both bottom and top were going on and F1 showed up in the window. Drying out interior bottom fixed problem.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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There is a water sensor in the base that detect water (leaking due to lid not closing properly or other reason. You have to remove the bottom drawer and throughly dry base of d/w

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