If your ELECTROLUX dishwasher is still dirty but the water won’t run, if it won’t shut off or unlock, the problem could be the pump, the drain hose, the filter, and other parts. Each of these will need to be checked – either by yourself or with the help of a technician.
There are several reasons for the ELECTROLUX dishwasher not draining.
A clogged filter or hose. Clogs are more likely to occur if the appliance is not operated correctly. Do not put dishes with food leftovers in them – otherwise, clogs will become a regular problem and need to be addressed.
A damaged pump. The pump responsible for draining the water may malfunction or even burn out. In this case, the water will have to be drained manually.
A fault in the control unit. The pump is switched on by a signal from the control unit. If this signal is not present, the control unit must be checked and re-flashed or replaced if necessary.
The ELECTROLUX dishwasher often fails to drain for other reasons. Only a service technician can determine the nature of the fault.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY DISHWASHER DOESN’T EMPTY?
So, having once again loaded the dishes and switched on the dishwasher, you notice that the water doesn’t drain out. In this case, you need to:
- Switch the ELECTROLUX dishwasher off. Stop it and unplug the power cord. Never attempt to drain the water or check the hose unless the machine is de-energized;
- Carefully drain the water. If the machine is equipped with a spare hose for emergency drainage, use it. If not, disconnect the hose from the drainage pipe and try draining into a basin;
- Check the hose and filter themselves. They may be clogged.
If there is a clog, you won’t be able to drain the water quickly and you’ll quickly discover the cause. If the water comes out of the hose freely but only at a downward slope (e.g. into a basin), there may be a fault in the pump or a fault in the control unit.
WHAT REPAIRS WILL I NEED IF MY DISHWASHER WON’T RUN OUT OF WATER?
You have three options:
– cleaning the filter and hose;
– replacing the faulty pump;
– Firmware upgrade or replacement of the control unit.
In most cases, a clogged filter prevents water from draining quickly. You can clean it yourself. This should be done regularly, especially if you are loading dishes with food residues.
Pump failures are also common. The pump is not very expensive and can be replaced quickly. Reprogramming and replacing the control unit is a little trickier.