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Old 14.02.2013, 14:55
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Dishwasher flooded inside

Last night I put on the dishwasher and today I found it with finished cycle but a lot of water on the inside, it is full of the dirty water as if it never took it out.

Checked the drain pipe, all is clear there, the machine is flashing 8 times when press START or DRAIN button, the manual says I should clean the drain pipe or the filters on the bottom.

The filter on the bottom was a bit dirty but nothing major, so it didn't fix it.

Any more advice on what shall I do before I call repairman?

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Old 14.02.2013, 14:59
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Last night I put on the dishwasher and today I found it with finished cycle but a lot of water on the inside, it is full of the dirty water as if it never took it out.

Checked the drain pipe, all is clear there, the machine is flashing 8 times when press START or DRAIN button, the manual says I should clean the drain pipe or the filters on the bottom.

The filter on the bottom was a bit dirty but nothing major, so it didn't fix it.

Any more advice on what shall I do before I call repairman?

Thanks
What's the make and model? There may be more than one filter.
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:06
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

it's less than a year old Bauknecht, can't find the model name, just checked the manual doesn't say about second filter?
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:11
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Checked the drain pipe, all is clear there, the machine is flashing 8 times when press START or DRAIN button, the manual says I should clean the drain pipe or the filters on the bottom.

The filter on the bottom was a bit dirty but nothing major, so it didn't fix it.

Any more advice on what shall I do before I call repairman?

Thanks
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it's less than a year old Bauknecht, can't find the model name, just checked the manual doesn't say about second filter?
Filter/Filters?

There's usually a no-return valve as well which is normally a ball in a tube. If there's debris blocking the functioning of that then the dirty water will flow back in.
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

I had this problem with an ikea dishwasher and somehow the cycle of the washing did not finish .so try to close it properly without pressic any buttons and wait until it starts again so that it drains the water.


QUOTE=idefix;1798162]Last night I put on the dishwasher and today I found it with finished cycle but a lot of water on the inside, it is full of the dirty water as if it never took it out.

Checked the drain pipe, all is clear there, the machine is flashing 8 times when press START or DRAIN button, the manual says I should clean the drain pipe or the filters on the bottom.

The filter on the bottom was a bit dirty but nothing major, so it didn't fix it.

Any more advice on what shall I do before I call repairman?

Thanks[/QUOTE]
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:18
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

I will search for this valve, I have no idea where might be located.

The machine won't finish nor start it's cycle, it is non responsive, the only thing that it does when I press any button it flashes 8 times which according to the manual means that the filters need cleaning, clogged drain hose or syphon hose connection closed.
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:22
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I will search for this valve, I have no idea where might be located.

The machine won't finish nor start it's cycle, it is non responsive, the only thing that it does when I press any button it flashes 8 times which according to the manual means that the filters need cleaning, clogged drain hose or syphon hose connection closed.
You could try and unplug it from the mains to reset the electronics and then run a quick cycle (which normally starts with a drain cycle).

The non-return valve is normally in the bottom tray.
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:28
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

I already restarted it from the plug but nothing seems to work. Doesn't even want to do a quick cycle nor to drain it.
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:32
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

This happened to our dishwasher a couple months ago.

OH pulled the dishwasher out of it`s little cabinet and manipulated the waste pipe somehow, and the water drained away. Must have had a blockage.

Mind you, the dishwasher had not been properly cleaned for a long time (he was single in house before I arrived) - "man ignorance" about cleaning out the bottom filter, that was jammed with old foodstuff AND had no salt. Salt is very important, to keep things clean (somehow? dunno, that`s what I`ve heard anyway).

Did you take out the little drain plug in bottom and clean it out? The hole should not have dirty water in it.
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I already restarted it from the plug but nothing seems to work. Doesn't even want to do a quick cycle nor to drain it.
I think you need to let us know the model number if you want any more helpful advice.

If you can't work that out then perhaps a call to the repairman might be the best thing to do.
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

There is always plenty of salt in the machine. The filter was OK AFAIK.

The model number is nowhere to be found, it's not on the front, it's not on the documents, it must be on the back and for that I'll need to pull it out...
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:42
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There is always plenty of salt in the machine. The filter was OK AFAIK.

The model number is nowhere to be found, it's not on the front, it's not on the documents, it must be on the back and for that I'll need to pull it out...
There can't be that many models sold in Switzerland - a quick google should do it.
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Old 14.02.2013, 15:44
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

Once it's fixed, remember to rinse the dishes before they go in. Then you won't have this problem.
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

I did search on their web page (and I gave em a call) but their photos are so small that I can't make a distinction. I think 99% this is the one:

GSU 5534

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Once it's fixed, remember to rinse the dishes before they go in. Then you won't have this problem.
But what's the whole point of having a dishwasher than?

There was no food residue anyway on them, nothing big and the filter was cleaned regularly...

Plus lots and lots of salt...
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There is always plenty of salt in the machine. The filter was OK AFAIK.

The model number is nowhere to be found, it's not on the front, it's not on the documents, it must be on the back and for that I'll need to pull it out...
Is it not the name of the machine that is more important? Miele/Bosch/whatever......?

My experience of dishwasher servicemen is that no-one is interested in calling to fix anything. The end bill is usually enough to buy a new machine.

Don`t you have a "hand-arbeiter" friend or neighbor to call in for some neighborly assistance?
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

We have a Miele and have had a problem for a while now with water appearing to back up into the dishwasher from our sink. We called the hotline and they told us to try turning off the power supply for 10 minutes. We haven't done it yet, so don't know if it'll work (or why for that matter), but it might be worth a try before calling the repairman and winding up with a bill for a few hundred francs.
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

The dishwasher is 9 months old and it is in a rented appartment so they agency has to take care of it. I just wanted to try some quick fix before calling them.
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Re: Dishwasher flooded inside

Have you checked the drain pipe under the sink?
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I've had this happen with our dishwasher, but it's usually because i've forgotten to clean the filter (take it out and wash it off). Once it was because a piece of clear plastic found its way into the entrance of the drain pipe.

But i usually take all the pieces apart that i can, wash the filters and run it again. And no, youdon't have to rinse dishes off - there's not much point in having a dishwasher. On the other hand, it is a good idea to clean off large pieces of stuff.
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