Dishwashers - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Omega DW300XA, The intensive light is flashing & audible alarm indicating "too much inlet water" fault.
I had the problem on an Omega DW420XA. There are 3 things you need to do before starting on the whole replacing parts palava:
1. Detach the exhaust pipe (usually a grey crinkly pipe) from the sink u-bend. Stick a screw driver into the ubend connector and make sure there is no gunk there blocking it up.
2. Remove the filters at the bottom o the machine and give them a good clean. Stick your fingers into the sump where the water collects and get every last little piece out. You may have to twist your finger into the space around the impeller.
3. Pull the dishwasher forward from under the bench and tilt it forwards. Some water may run out, but this is causing the sensor to think it is not discharging. Note you may have to free the power, inlet and outlet pipes from getting stuck as you pull it forwards.
With any luck it will now run (mine did).
Why is the dishwasher not drying the dishes properly? Salton model sdw12m
If it is a high efficiency dishwasher, similar to my Bosch, you have to make sure to add the rinsing agent, such as Jet Dry. These washers will never dry off the dishes without that rinse agent. In addition, I find that the best cycle is actually the shortest cycle. I get a much better results from the 50 minute cycle than I do from even the 2 1/2 hour cycle.
2 days ago
Miele dishwasher red inlet light flashes
This is most probably a software glitch. I had the same issue a week ago and my dishwasher is only about 2 yrs old and only gets used on average once a fortnight.
At first I did everything as the manual shows in the troubleshooting section. The whole process takes only about 5 to 15 minutes depending on how good of a handyman you are.
When I cleaned all the parts involved (all pretty clean to start with anyway) and connect them all back, sadly the red light wouldn't go.
It looked like I was stuck with the most hated option I had left: call the dreaded technician and be prepared to depart with some hard-earned cash.
Before doing that and out of desperation, I decided to surf the net for clues, blogs, forums, etc... and on one of them I found my answer.
One blogger suggested that "if anything else fails, try the 'reset' step" which means pressing at the same time the On/Off button and the Start/Stop button. That operation put a big smile on my face (and my wife's face too) as the red light magically disappeared.
My suggestion is "first try the reset trick and if that fails try and clean the parts as the manual shows". It'll save you headaches because the reset would do the trick in 90% of cases.
I work in IT and I can understand the fact that a software malfunction would trigger the red light and not reset it.
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2 days ago
Flashing light 6 times, whirlpool dishwasher ADP4501
I had the same problem with a Whirlpool ADP 6515, led flashes 6 times, pause and repeat.
Open the door, remove the 2 screws that hold the control panel (1 top left, 1 top right). Gently lift the control panel up and away from the door to reveal the wiring, controllers etc. My controller was a Flextronics UCB-IC-EBL-P7-M3-HE1. Look at the connectors, one of them is marked on the controller as NTC and has 2 blue wires, push down on the white plastic tab below it and disconnect it (pull it horizontally away from the controller)..
I used a multimeter on 200k range and measured the resistance by probing those 2 blue wires and the NTC temperature sensor measured about 50k ohms +/- 5k depending on the room temperature. And that is correct for that NTC. (I knew the NTC was good as I had removed it from underneath the machine previously and measured the resistance whilst holding it under the hot tap as it went from cold water to hot. It's a Negative Temperature Coefficient sensor so the resistance reduces as it gets hotter).
So problem was definitely not that.
Solution was simple, on the connector itself, just use a very small flat bladed watchmakers type screwdriver to clean the pin contact faces and then gently pinch the pins of each wire closer together so that they bites tighter onto the controller.when you reconnect it.
Refit the control panel and problem solved.
Conclusion; the contact resistance of the connector to the controller added to the total resistance of the NTC and made the dishwasher think that the water was below the safe activation of the motor cycle, e.g. it thought the water was iced up.
Job done !
3 days ago
How to find appliance model numbers
<p>When trying to troubleshoot or purchasing parts for your appliance the model number is the key to doing so. Each model may have different part numbers and or different troubleshooting techniques. They may also have a different service manual. The model number that is on your customer manual is just a generic copy of many models that exist and can not be used for the information that is needed.<br />
<p>Below you will find a video procedure that will show you how to find your entire model number. You can bring it up in either picture or video format.<br />
<p>For finding your appliance model number Click on the link <a href="http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts">http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts</a><br />
<p>Just to the right of the "<b><i><u>search</u></i></b>" tab click on "<b><i><u><span>help me find my model number</span></u></i></b>"<br />
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3 days ago | Dishwashers
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