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My Asko D3122 has a motor that continues to run even with the power off. The only way to stop is to shut off the breaker. Can you help me?

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If you are REALLY handy, look for a stuck relay. The timer may control the motor directly without triggering a relay. If that's the case you need a new timer. Usually the wiring diagram (schematic) is on a folded piece of paper stuck under the dishwasher or sometimes in back. I have seen a lot of stuck relays AND bad timers.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2019


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SOURCE: asko d/w d3122 Hi gang the overfilling


Have a look to make sure that the pump and drain hose are unblocked. If they are, you might have to call Asko and arrange a service call.

Good luck!

Posted on Oct 08, 2008



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The machine has activated a safty seq. There is most likely water on the lower buttom. Leakage or drain pipe blocked. The power will get to the drain pump, when this happends. To prevent overflow on your kitchen floor. Dry out the water. Then it will start as usual.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009


Mark MacDonald

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SOURCE: ASKO 1555 dishwasher won't run.


Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description " The anti flood device motor won\'t stop running but we\'ve removed all the water " It is likely nothing very serious.

The flashing lights are directly related with overfill scenarios for Asko dishwashers of this era...DW95.5, meaning the control is indicating an overfill has been detected. Whether the unit has actually overfilled or not remains to be seen.

In the event it has, the outlet/drain pump motor is automatically turned on via either the pressure switch or a float in the base if sensing an overfill and removing water from inside the dishwasher will do nothing to resolve this error, but you can...

**before proceeding turn the dishwasher power off via the home breaker panel, or unplug it from the wall if that is possible...most are hard wired to the home first**

The first thing to do is remove the toe panel/kick plate and inspect the base for water. If water is present, with the aid of a sponge, towels, or a wet-dry shop vacuum, absorb the water from the base.

If the unit works fine after resetting the power/breaker it can likely be chalked up to a drain back-up or obstruction in the drain hose or pump.

If not, there are a couple of other possibilities that I'd focus on.

**again insure power to the unit is off**

The first is the float and subsequently, float switch. If you've removed the service panel at the bottom, or toe plate, you need to locate the float and it's switch. It will be located directly behind where your main electrical junction is...


Once you've located the float behind the main connection plate, you should see something like this image below,


With the aid of a long screwdriver or if you can reach it, move the float up and down and listen closely for the switch to "click", indicating it is indeed functioning.

Restore power again, and see if this resolves the issue, if not try this next...

The pressure switch too can cause all the lights to flash. It is the component which controls the normal fill level and the overfill detection...pre float activation. The float is primarily the last ditch safety to notify the user in the event of a overflow, back-flow, or leak underneath the unit to service or call for service to the unit.

It too is located under the machine and is mounted to the sump well assembly as shown, the large arrow indicates the switch while the small is the hose.


The issue is possibly just the hose going to the switch is clogged with debris such as dirt, detergent buildup etc and will be remedied by blowing it out.

The best way to do this is to remove this hose at the switch in the location indicated above, be very careful as to not break the hose off with the part of the switch inside, they can be delicate.

I typically work it loose with a tiny screw driver gently working it away from the switch. Once removed, pour a small amount of hot water, white vinegar or "CLR" through the sump from within the tub...or you can try blowing it through with "lung power".

The other end of the hose is located at the back of the sump well and is quite vulnerable to blockages over time due to detergents, dirt, and such.

This is the not break this or you will need to replace the entire sump fun.

Large arrow is pointing back to pressure switch, small indicates connection to sump well, sorry for the poor's hard to get in there with a camera phone, ha ha !


That's almost the extent of the possible causes of this error. Of course it could be the pressure switch has failed, the float switch has failed or ultimately the control has failed, but not likely.

This attachment below is also a retrofit tip from Asko regarding changes made to the pressure switch on the early DW95 series machines. you can identify if yours is this type by looking for the small white suppressor in the pressure switch...if yours doesn't have it you may want to change it while your at this repair.

Available at "" for about $45USD.

Hope this helps move you forward, or even better resolves the issue altogether. Let me know of course, I will help you move further if necessary.

Good luck.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

SOURCE: asko 3250 dishwasher pump not shutting off

I have had the problem of the water pump on my Asko Model D3121 running continuously several times. I contacted Asko customer service and they told me that the reason that this is happening could be that I am using too much dishwasher detergent. I was told to use a little less than 1 tablespoon for each load. The customer service person told me to actually measure it out. It is not very much. But, this doesn't fix the problem if it exists. To try to fix this, first turn off the circuit breaker for the machine or unplug the machine, whichever is easier. I was also told that there are 3 filters on the bottom part of the inside of the dishwasher. There is a grey basket that you squeeze the sides and remove. Underneath this grey basket, there is another basket that you unscrew and there is a wire mesh filter piece that the basket sits on. I was told to clean all of these filters with warm soapy water. Then, inside the hole underneath all of the filters, there is a yellow plug on the side. You pull this out (be sure to observe how the plug fits into the side of the hole since I didn't pay attention and it took me a long time to figure out it goes back in) and stick you finger inside the hole to see if there is any debris stuck in there. If there is, you should take it out. The reason the pump keeps running is because there is water in the pan underneath the dishwasher. It is really hard to get to the pan without removing the front lower panel and this is really hard to do. So, what I did was take some dishtowels and I stuck them into the hole that all of the filters fit into (I had removed all the filters and the yellow plug). I kept using dry towels as the others got wet. This sucked up a lot of the water. I then took a turkey baster and tried to angle it into the hole and try to **** up more water. Someone also said to use a syringe or maybe one of those kitchen syringes that you use to inject butter or flavoring into food. After I got as much water out as possible, I turned on the circuit for the dishwasher but the dishwasher pump was still running. I turned the circuit breaker back off and then I waited two days and whatever water was left must have evaporated. The pump stoppped running when I turned the circuit breaker back on. Once the pump stops running, YOU NEED TO CLOSE THE DOOR TO THE DISHWASHER AND HOLD THE START BUTTON IN FOR A FEW SECONDS. The machine will start making noise while you are holding the start button in but then there will be a "click" kind of noise and the dishwasher will turn off. This RESETS the machine. I didn't do this the first time and I ended up with the pump running again. Sorry the solution is so long but I wanted it to be detailed so maybe I could save someone the agony I went through. But it worked and I got to cancel the repair appointment which was going to cost a minimum of $185.
Also, I was told that every 3 to 6 months, I should clean out the filters and also put a bowl with 2 cups of lemon juice on the bottom basket of the dishwasher and run it without only the bowl in there. Customer service said that I could use vinegar but that the lemon juice smells better.
I hope this helps someone!

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