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DISHWASHER- Model no: DW009

When I turn the power button on, it sounds like the DW is trying to empty even though theres no water in the main compartment.
Also, it wont allow me to chose a programme to run and it flashes E4 and beeps.

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    Wayne Reid Nov 29, 2007

    Hi and thanks for a quick reply.
    Not sure exactly what the make is as I got it from B&Q, think it's just bottom of range basic dishwasher. All I can say right now is that it is a DW009. Sorry I couldn't be anymore help, hope you can help, running out of ideas.

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    Wayne Reid Dec 01, 2007

    I'm sure it's a Zanussi DW009

  • Wayne Reid
    Wayne Reid Dec 03, 2007

    HI Pauldonp,

    Sorry to have messed you about, but it seems that I have been misinformed by a certain person where I purchased the dishwasher from.
    As it stands, the dishwasher is unbranded, which is why I couldn't give a make and model and why you couldn't find anything.
    It all makes sense now and I've managed to get a manual downloaded to me direct from supplier.
    Thanks for your help anyway.



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Hi i know you give the model number but what make is it i will find out what the fault code is for you then i can advise you on the best way of solving the problem tell me your make and model number and ill try my best to help you ok speak soon

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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  • paul proctor Nov 29, 2007

    Hi ok ill have a look and see if i can trace the error message for you but from what you are explaining it sounds like the timer has gone or something on the board has gone the timers can be replaced but will need to be able to follow spec sheet and be able to understand circuit diagrams and no how to use multi meter.

    Its going to be difficult finding spec sheet without the make have you tried holding down the power button for 5 to 10 seconds and seeing if this resets the dishwasher this works on some dishwasher so give it a try and let me know how you get on ok

  • paul proctor Nov 29, 2007

    it sounds like it is stuck in a cycle but i need to find the error code to be sure as what the problem is i will have a look and let you know as soon as i find anything ok

  • paul proctor Nov 29, 2007

    looked everywhere for manuall for your model number but can find nothing i will need to know who made it maybe tell you on the back of the dishwasher i really need to know what make it is let me know how you get on ok

  • paul proctor Dec 01, 2007

    now i know the make as well i have a look now im back at home ill let you know how i get on ok

  • paul proctor Dec 03, 2007

    Hi glad you manged to sort the problem yourslef would you be able to rate this sollution for me please i did do my best to help and it affects my ratings if pepole dont rate thanks



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I experienced exactly the same problem with this Model. The handbook says code E4 is an overfill problem and in my case because the filter had become blocked, water had somehow found its way into the base of the washer (where all the electrical stuff is) and activated the anti-flood device. The solution is to simply get the water out of the base. Making sure the unit was switched off at the mains, I removed the wooden kick-board from under the kitchen units and the screws securing the washer to the units. I then lowered the 2 front height adjusting legs so that the washer was slightly tilted down at the front. There are 2 black plastic access covers at the bottom of the unit which can be gently prised out and then use a cloth/sponge, removed all the water that had collected in the base. This cured the problem without the hassle of removing the washer altogether.

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