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FDW 60 Float and Filter Clean problem

I had the ECO wash light flashing which I found (via this site)to be a float switch problem which I solved by disconnecting the switch. After a short succesful trial, I though I would reconnect the float and see what happened. The dishwasher stopped working and displayed the "clean filter" lights 3 and 5. I have cleaned the filter, re disconnected the float switch and the washer still shows the filter clean error lighs. Suggestions?

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  • markkeeling Mar 30, 2008

    eco light flashing on its own
    cleaned filters

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    FDW 60 eco light alone flashing cant stop it unless I power off. Then power on and after afew seconds it goes to eco and flashes again. pump on continuously. No water left. ????

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem but where is the float switch???

  • amyanne1 Jan 11, 2009

    eco light flashing pump on all the time light only goes of when power swiched off


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Blockage in internal pipework causing water not to circulate fast enough to stop switch activating. Regards Advisor

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