Feb 252011
 

www.ApplianceRepairLesson.com This video explains how to repair a Fisher and Paykel dish drawer. F&P dishwashers have common issue with F1 and F2 errors as well as leaking. Following the directions in this video should help you repair your appliance.

  34 Responses to “Fisher Paykel Dishwasher Fisher Paykel Dishwasher Troubleshooting Video”

  1. very helpfull and educating, thanks
  2. Thanks — suspect problem was that loading was too high as sw looked OK . Will reassemble and tryout.

    Regards Charles

  3. Can’t get any flow thru drain hose — is there any valve/device between drawer pump and drain hose end
    seems to be blocked – is this likely -slight damage to pump bottom impellor.
    • Hi,

      The rotor needs to be replaced for sure if it has damage. I would start by replacing the worn F&P rotor to see if that will fix the issue.

  4. ok…. did the diagnostic procedure and low and behold the lid ‘re-aligned’ and came down and up level… (it was lower in the back when we started the process)…

    Am now running a ‘rinse’ cycle to see if it goes back up ok…

    ok.. rinse cycle finished and all appears well… have book marked the video incase we actually need to replace the actuators…. but I’m suspecting we just threw them for a loop w/ the amount of dishes for all the company we had…..

    now… how do I confirm that the $30 deposit should be released to you??????

    Thank you much… nb

    • Is there a video for how to replace the actuators, or do you order the parts from F&P and then follow enclosed instructions../?????

      Thank you
      nb

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comment friend. Glad we were able to get you dish drawer back up and running!

  5. Applied the recommendation re drying out the pan under bottom drawer and then used hair dryer to complete drying…….worked 1st time, Thanks from Co. Laois in Ireland.
    • Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment:) Glad we were able to help you get your fisher paykel dishdrawer back up and running!!
  6. AAAARRGH ! Our model looks totally different from the side so we can’t even find out how to get the drawer off. We have the circular thing on each side that your video says releases the drawer front (they don’t), but no tab to press so we can get the drawer off. Nothing I can see at all.

    Please help.

    • Hello, I would like to help you fix your fisher Paykel dish drawer. If you come over to the forum, I would be able to walk through a few steps to help you diagnose and repair your dishdrawer by yourself doing so could save you hundreds of dollars.
  7. My husband and I just purchased a Fisher & Paykel DD603M dishdrawer. Upon trying to run the dishwasher, the F2 error code popped up. So we watched the video, removed the rotors and examined them. They are both very free moving and there is no blockage that we can find. Is there something else that could be causing the F2 error code?? Is there something else we should be looking for??

    Thanks!

    • Hello, I hope the warranty technician was able to come out and solve this issue for you guys. I just got back into town or I would have responded a long time ago.
  8. Hi, I had F1 flashing so I followed your video and dried out tray, loaded dishwasher got about 8 mins through cycle and started flashing F5, is now flashing on both drawers, surely it would be unlikely actuators in both drawers need replacing (did diagnostic on both drawers), have turned off at wall for 24hrs with no luck, please help!!!
    • Hello, was there water in the bottom when you started getting the second error code? Come over to the forum we can walk through a few things.

      Thanks

  9. I cleaned my Fisher Paykal dishwisher as I have many times,but this time F2 shows on both drawers. I used a wet vac to remove debis after removing rotor and then placed units back together , What have I done to cause this problem?
    • Hi, this is a locked or failed rotor error code. It sounds like you simply didn’t get the rotor locked back into place. Double check that the rotor is locked into the bottom correctly. If the hall sensor does not see the rotor moving the F2 error code will be displayed on the lcd badge on the front.
      • Just as you said,I simply didn’t get the rotor locked in correctly.Thank you very much:)
        • Ya that makes sense. Glad you were able to fix your Fisher Paykel dishwasher without a service call! You’re very welcome friend:)
  10. thanks for the video, should be more of them,is it the major problem that causes rotor to become rs
    when obstuctions drop through basket and stop water prop from turning .
    • No problem glad you were able to find it.

      The most common issue that causes the rotors to fail is not using the dishwasher. If the dishwasher sits, the water below the metal screen evaporates ans the rotor dries out.

      If things fall down and stop the wash arm from turning, it’ll cause the same issue though.

      Thanks

  11. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! Great tips – our bottom dish drawer inexplicably started sticking over this last week and we thought we were up for a call-out fee + labour + parts to get it running again. While my partner has been out tonight – this VERY girly girl has actually managed to pull out the drawer (thanks to your clever instructional video), work out what was wrong, and rectify!! Am most impressed. All appears to be business as usual now – and saving Yours Truly from dishpan hands!!!
    • Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a nice comment:) Glad you were able to fix it yourself. Good work.

      Matthew

  12. Hi. Have an F4 error code on top drawer. Can I clear it or do I need a repair?
  13. The bottom drawer of my dishwasher comes out 2/3 of the way and then becomes difficult to pull out completely. Returning it to the closed position also meets with resistance. What’s happening here? I’ve sprayed the sliders with silicon spray but no positive results. Appreciate the help. The unit washes without any issues.
  14. Is there any trick to getting into the diagnostics mode? I’m having, what i think to be, an actuator problem but was only able to get into the diag. mode once. I didn’t get through the instunctions before it went out of it on time out. Now, all I can get on both drawers is the delay wash timer. No matter how I try to push Start/Lock buttons simultaneously, it always goes to delay timer….again on both drawers.

    Thanks, your forum is really fantastic.

    Joe from NJ

  15. The bottom drawer will start up say on the fast cycle then stop on 8 min the stay there with the plate flashing.
    What is the problem?
  16. Who would be the repair tech in Abbotsford BC Canada.
  17. I had water on the bottom of the drawer, soaked this up with a towel. removed the blue rotor, out of the machine it rotates freely, when placed back in the machine it is very hard to turn. replaced everything and still have an F2 error message. Any advise?
  18. Watched the video when F1 showed up on both drawers and the washers wouldn’t stop cycling. I did exactly what you suggested and everything works beautifully now. Not quite sure what the problem was since there really was no water underneath but I dried it out anyway with the hair dryer and it did the trick. Ran a cycle afterwards to make sure it was fixed. Thanks for the help!
  19. Hi.. My Dishwasher showed F1 alarm. I pulled out the bottom drawer and found the water all over. Have dried it. I then tried to check if the actuators were alright but am confused. I have followed your instructions and pressed start & Lock key for few seconds. The diagnostics came and then I pressed Power and then 3 times start button, and then lock. After that the drawer didn’t move, they were locked. Now I am confused whether the drawer should move back & forth freely or what is the meaning of up & down movement or are the actuators faulty.. What do the actuators do actually?
  20. I have removed the rotor from the bottom D/W and tried to rotate it , it is VERY HARD to do , is this where the error code F2 may be coming from?
    If so where can I get a rotor is there a part # that you can supply?
    i appreciate any hall you can give me .
    Thank you
    • Hi, if the rotor is locked up, then yes that is what is causing the issue. If you have a model number, I could possibly get the rotor part number for you.

      Thanks

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