Mar 162011

The Asko d3120 is a very common dishwasher.  These unit have become more popular in the last several years as Asko is beginning to devolop their brand name in the United States.  Asko dishwashers have several common issues just like every other brand on the appliance market. More often than not, common repairs can be fixed without parts.

Asko uses an Auxiliary drain motor on their dishwashers.  The Auxiliary drain motor’s impeller often jams due to some kind of foreign debris. If your Asko dishwasher is not draining or wont drain all the water out, the drain motor or hose is likely blocked.  Accessing the Auxiliary  drain motor on a Asko is not that difficult.  To get to the pump so that you can clean it out, the lower toe kick panel will need to be removed. There are several screws on the front and top of the toe panel.  Once removed, the toe kick will pull forward and you can set the panel aside for now.  If you are this far, then you know before you stick your hand inside to turn the power off at the breaker or unplug the dishwasher.  Electrical shock and death could occur.  The drain motor is on the left hand side.  It is white in color usually.  Depress the tab on the side and twist the motor off.  Check the impeller and surrounding areas for an obstruction.

This is just one common Asko dishwasher repair.  If you are looking for more Asko dishwasher repair articles, you can use the search bar on the top of this page.  Can’t find the repair article your looking for? Use the contact us tab on the side of this page and we would be happy to write the one you need. You can also post your appliance & refrigerator repair questions in our DIY repair forums. Click on the link below to post your question in the forum.

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Feb 222011

Asko dishwashers use an auxiliary drain motor, the drain hose connects to this drain motor behind the toe kick. Often on Asko dishwashers the drain motor will either fail or become clogged with foreign debris. To determine if the drain motor has failed or clogged, the toe kick panel must be removed.  To remove the toe kick a T-20 bit will be needed, the screws on Asko dishwashers are a little different compared to an American dishwasher. When the toe kick is removed access to the dishwashers main components will be accessible.  These include the wash motor, drain motor, thermostat and several other dishwasher components.

Obviously at this point power to the dishwasher has been shut off, the two wires that connect to the top of the drain motor will need to be removed, pulling out on each one sharply should do the trick. On the side of the drain motor there is a small tab once depressed it will allow the pump to twist past the locking tab releasing the drain motor.

If the drain motor is clogged with glass or food it will be apparent right away.  Remove the foreign debris and test the dishwasher for proper function. If the unit fails to initiate a drain cycle the drain motor will need to be replaced. Before replacing the drain motor verify that the pump is getting proper voltage from the main control board.  A volt meter will be necessary to check the proper voltage.  You can purchase one from the link provided below

Equus 3320 Auto-Ranging Digital Multimeter

If you require further technical assistance repairing your Asko dishwasher or any other Asko appliance you can now post your Question in our Asko Repair forum. Below is a link where you can post your Asko dishwasher question and receive a free answer from a certified Asko Repair Technician.

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