Electrolux dishwasher troubleshooting. Hand washing dishes is extremely time-consuming.
Luckily, dishwashers like the Electrolux can be used to handle the daily chore of washing dishes; just pop in a load of dirty dishes and utensils and get back to doing whatever it is you enjoy doing most with your free time.
This appliance may render years of good, dependable service if it is properly maintained and operated.
However, at some point in time, your Electrolux dishwasher will probably have a minor problem that needs fixing. There’s actually an easier way to fix little problems yourself for free if you use this simple troubleshooting guide.
Electrolux dishwasher troubleshooting
In this guide, several suggestions are given to help you work around errors that might crop up when using a dishwasher from Electrolux.
The Electrolux dishwasher won’t drain
When a drain becomes blocked while running water, an impeller is often broken. An impeller is what pushes the water through the pipe that leads to the kitchen sink’s drain and the disposal unit in it.
If a person can’t get his or her plumbers snake any longer than halfway down the drain, for instance, it’s possible that possibly their garbage disposal could be broken and have a clog in it too.
The drain pump could be malfunctioning if the motor turns on, but no motion is produced. The most common problem with a spa is a malfunctioning pump.
It is usually necessary to replace them since they are not always repairable.
The drain solenoid helps keep the dishwasher water in. If a problem arises and the drain solenoid isn’t disengaged, it is likely that you won’t be able to get rid of all of your dirty dishes through proper cleaning.
The buttons on the Electrolux dishwasher do not work
In some cases, the touchpad is sold separately from the control panel. In other cases, both the touchpad and control panel must be purchased together. Replace both the touchpad and control panel if you are unable to replace the touchpad separately.
If you have the touchpad replaced, replace the control panel to make sure that you’re covered under warranty.
If a “Manufacturer/Company” will not let you replace parts separately make sure that you get a receipt of what was replaced beforehand.
Nearly every function of the dishwasher is controlled by the main control board. It is possible that the touchpad of the dishwasher may not receive power, making the buttons unresponsive if there is a fault with the main control board.
Electrolux Dishwasher won’t clean
The water input valve of a dishwasher is opened by the appliance so that dishwater can fill up and come out through the spray arms in order to clean all of the dishes inside.
If this mechanism malfunctions, water will not be able to flow through as it should which means your dishes won’t come out as clean as they could be.
The Electrolux dishwasher leaks
When a dishwasher fills with water, the device you will use to open and close the flow of water into it is called a water inlet valve.
If this valve is stuck open, the dishwasher will continue to fill with water until it leaks or overflows. The way that one can determine if their device is at fault is by turning off their dishwasher and opening the door while holding the handle firmly.
The screws on the bottom of the wash arm should be tight if the wash arm is intact, otherwise, water can spray out between the wash arm and lower pump housing when the machine is in motion, causing waves.
When the bottom of the door is exposed to these waves, water can leak out. If the wash arm is intact, make sure the screws are tight in the support.
The wash arm support may come loose and cause water to spray out of the pump housing if it is loose. When these waves hit the bottom of the door, water can leak out.
Electrolux Dishwasher lights flash or blink
Heating the water to operating temperature is accomplished by the heating element.
We recommend testing the water with a multimeter if the water does not reach the proper temperature after a set period of time. You can use this handy guide from Home Depot to check if your heating element is working.
If water doesn’t heat up completely, a flashing light signals the heating element has burnt out and needs replacing. Continuity checks using a multimeter prove that power is flowing to the heater.
Electrolux Dishwasher leaks from the motor area
Find out where the leak is coming from first. It is likely that the motor shaft seal is defective if water is leaking from the motor shaft area. Replace it if necessary. It’s usually less expensive to replace the impeller and seal kit than the pump and motor assembly.
Still, other manufacturers require that you buy the entire pump and motor assembly – which can be quite costly – instead of just fixing the seal.
Purchasing a seal kit rather than the entire assembly may be more expensive if the seal is defective. Some manufacturers sell the seal separately from the impeller. However, other manufacturers require that you buy both components together.