Fisher Paykel dishwashers have one common problem no matter which model. The rotor or motor that turns in the bottom of the tub will eventually fail. Fisher Paykel did change the rotor design to prevent the rotor from becoming damaged and making loud noises.
Two things that happen to these rotors: The rotor becomes damaged from broken glass or other debris, or the motor locks up. In the event the motor locks up the dishwasher will flash a wrench and F2 in the lcd display. F2 means the rotor is locked up and needs to be replaced.
If you do not use the dishwasher very often or only use the top and not the bottom this is a good possibility why the rotor locked up. There is always water below the silver circular screen on the bottom. The water keeps the motor from seizing up which in turn helps prevent the F2 error code.
If you have the dreaded F2 error code, the rotor will need to be replaced to solve the issue. I have been able to break the rotor free on several but on this particular design once they seize they normally don’t come apart without breaking it.
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