Cannot turn my fisher and paykel dishwasher off..keeps beeping and motors are running in both draws. I have taken the bottom draw out and it is dry.. I can only turn it off if I turn the house mains off (then everything else is off!!)


I am assuming you infer that the bottom of the dishwasher is dry when you took the bottom drawer out. This means the floodswitch located on the power filter board at the bottom of dishwasher might be faulty. Do you get any Fault code on the display.

Hi Vicki.

F2 means that there is a problem with the rotor attached to spray arms on one side, and to impeller pump on the other. The electronic control detects rotation thanks to a hall sensor located at the base of the rotor. If rotation is not regular you get F2.

The problem is usually given by debris stuck in the rotor mechanism, and it is fixed taking apart and reassembling the rotor and arms. The sensor can also be faulty, but this happens quite uncommonly. Usually the problem gets fixed disassembling, cleaning and reassembling rotor and arms.

The video below shows how to disassemble upper part of the rotor. If cleaning that area does not fix the problem, sensor and part underneath must been accessed. At that point the repair will become more complicate and you may require a professional. Try cleaning the rotor, most of the time that is enough to fix the problem.

Regards.

Ginko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXzuJvKIIgU

check the lid switch if it beeps fast.

Make sure that the retaining tabs on either side of the drawer at the lower front are engaged properly. They sometimes don't positively engage and you will feel the difference when the drawer is pushed. Undo the tabs and re-engage them a couple of times to check. The drawer should run smoothly without resistance when they are engaged correctly. Check how the lower drawer moves to compare.

If the drawer is returning smoothly but feels like it's striking resistance towards the rear just before it's fully home, it's likely that the hoses are kinking/fouling behind the drawer and/or that the linkage support is broken.

If you have this older style white plastic linkage rods that hold the hoses, I would strongly recommend replacing it. It's the white plastic rod that has clamps attached to it with all the power, inlet and drainage hoses running through it.

You can get the 'retro fit linkage support' from an authorised F&P parts supplier. This is a retro fit that has specifically been designed to overcome the shortfalls of the original plastic linkage support. This consists of a metal rod and mounting plate with takes over the function of the plastic drainage support.

There are detailed instrucitons with the retro fit support which explains how to fit it. It was well under $100 when I bought one and worth the investment.

Good luck and remember always turn the power off before attempting any repairs.

F2 indicates the motor is not rotating.The motor may be jammed or defective. Also , the motor rotation sensor may be defective

Not sure what you mean by beeping "delay" I am not sure if there is any such light on the dishwasher. The HRS DELAY is displayed on the LCD when dishwasher has been set in delayed start mode. Are you seeing this flashing in an orange background? There could be several reasons for water not draining. Does the beeping go away if you press the power on/off button? Also does the delay flashing stop. Have you checked to see nothing is blocking the drain pump which is the same rotor that drives the washer arms.. What about the kitchen down pipe - is it clear? If you think you have to take the drawers out to reach the drain hose then follow instructions on page 7 step 2 of the installation manual. It is for a later model but your one should be similar. Make sure you turn the mains power off when working inside the dishwasher.


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