Frigidaire Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Frigidaire FDR252RBS2 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Dishes not cleanCheck pages 4 to 8 for information on correct wash cycle, proper loading, water temperature, water pressure, hard water, amount of detergent, old and ineffective detergent, and dish placement
Dishes not dryingcan be greatly improved by using a rinse aid ana hot water. Hot water raises temperature of dishes to speed up drying. When loading, invert cups and bowls so that water can run off. Avoid nesting of articles. If dishes are not completely dry at end of cycle (which may occur when COOL DRY setting is used), open door, roll out racks, and allow dishes to air dry
SpottingSpots form when hard water droplets evaporate leaving a deposit. Low phosphate detergents increase the problem in hard water. To prevent, use hot water and a detergent with a higher level of phosphates (preferably 8.7% or higher), or use more of a low phosphate detergent. Be sure to use a rinse aid. If water is very hard, it may be necessary to install a water softener. Load glasses and plates so they have minimum contact with racks and pins. Avoid overloading. Spotting will occur where dishes and glasses touch
Cloudy films and streakingare usually caused by a combination of hard water and an insufficient amount of detergent. Low phosphate detergents are also a factor. To correct, increase amount of detergent, check water temperature and always use a rinse aid. If water is very hard, it may be necessary to install a water softener
Etched film on glasswareis caused by using too much detergent in soft or softened water. This film cannot be removed. It is more likely to occur on soft leaded glass or expensive crystal
An early warning of this condition is a cloudy iridescent appearance on glasses. To prevent, be sure dishwasher is getting a full fill of water. Water should reach base of heating element. If water level is low, have water pressure checked by a plumber. Use less detergent and make sure water temperature is not higher than 150°F (66°C). Underload to assure thorough rinsing. Use the COOL DRY Option
Chipped dishes and glassescan result from rough handling and improper loading. Do not put glasses in direct contact with other items.
Place glasses securely against pins
Crazing of older china and potteryhappens when items are subjected to very hot water. Once crazing (fine cracks in the glaze) appears, it cannot be removed. Do not machine wash again or condition may worsen
Coffee and tea stainscan occur when water contains traces of iron. To avoid stains, rinse cups out immediately after use. Increase amount of detergent and use a rinse aid. Water temperature should be approximately 140°F (60°C). If problem persists, install a water softener with an iron removal unit. To remove stains, hand wash cups in solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach and a quart (1 L) of warm water. Rinse thoroughly
Gray-black stains on dishesare caused by manganese in water supply. To correct, install a manganese filtering system into house water supply
Reddish-brown stains on dishes, glasses and interiorare caused by iron in water. To avoid iron stain, increase detergent, use water heated to approximately 140°F (60°C) and a rinse aid. It may be necessary to install a water softener with an iron removal unit. To improve appearance, use a commercial rust and lime scale remover

Frigidaire GLDB957JB Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Dishwasher will not operate when turned on.Fuse (blown or tripped).Replace fuse or reset breaker.
120 VAC supply wiring connection faulty.Repair or replace wire fasteners at dishwasher junction box.
Electronic control board defective.Replace control board.
No 12 VAC power to control.Check/replace transformer.
Motor (inoperative, check resistances).Replace motor / impeller assembly.
Door Switch (open contacts).Replace door switch.
Door latch not making contact with door switch.Replace latch assembly.
Touch pad circuit defective.Replace keypad.
No indicator lamps illuminate when START or OPTIONS are pressed.
Motor hums but will not start or run.Motor (bad bearings or locked rotor).Replace motor.
Motor stuck due to prolonged non-use.Rotate motor fan or impeller.
Motor fan blocked.Check/clear fan area.
Motor trips out on internal thermal overload protector.Improper voltage.Check voltage.
Seal faces binding.Rotate motor fan or impeller, or replace.
Motor windings shorted.Replace motor/pump assembly.
Glass or foreign items in pump.Clean and clear blockage.
Dishwasher runs but will not heat.Hi-limit thermostat open.Replace thermostat.
Heater element (open).Replace heater element.
Electronic control board defective.Replace control board.
Wiring or terminal defective.Repair or replace.
Detergent cover will not latch or open.Excess detergent on lid catch.Clean catch area.
Latch mechanism defective.Replace dispenser.
Electronic control board defective.Replace control board.
Wiring or terminal defective.Repair or replace.
Broken spring(s).Replace dispenser.
Defective actuator.Replace actuator.
Dishwasher will not pump out.Drain restricted.Clear restrictions.
Defective drain pump.Replace pump.
Air lock in drain hose.Drain hose must slope upward to side of tub. Hose must be attached on side of tub.
Blocked impeller.Check for blockage and clear.
Open windings.Replace windings.
Wiring or terminal defective.Repair or replace.
Electronic control board defective.Replace control board.
Dishwasher will not fill withWater supply turned off.Turn water supply on.
water.Defective water inlet valve.Replace water inlet fill valve.
Check fill valve screen for obstructions.Disassemble and clean screen.
Defective float switch.Repair or replace.
Electronic control board defective.Check/replace control board.
Wiring or terminal defective.Repair or replace.
Float stuck in "UP position.Clean float.
Dishwasher water siphons out.Drain hose not connected to side of tub.Reattach drain hose.
Drain hose (high) loop too low.Repair to proper height.
Drain line connected to a floor drain not vented.Install air gap at counter top.
Detergent left in dispenser.Detergent allowed to stand too long in dispenser.Instruct customer/user.
Dispenser wet when detergent was added.
Detergent cover held closed or blocked by large dishes.Instruct customer/user on proper loading of dishes.
Improper incoming water temperature to properly dissolve detergent.Incoming water temperature of 120°F is required to properly dissolve dishwashing detergent.

Frigidaire 18 inch built in and portable Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Noise problems?It is normal to hear swishing and pulsating sounds.
These sounds mean that water is circulating through the dishwasher.
It is normal to hear motor sounds before water enters tub.
Loud ticking usually means something is hitting wash arm.
Vibrating or rattling sounds can mean dishes are touching each other.
Operating problems?Be sure door is firmly closed. It is normal for dishwasher to pause between cycles
Leaking?Check for items sticking out of dishwasher that could prevent door from closing and sealing properly. Use only fresh dishwashing detergent to avoid oversudsing
Water coming through door vents? When a dish is added after starting dishwasher, wait a few seconds before latching door. This permits entering cold air to expand slowly inside dishwasher
Dishes not dry?Check to see if rinse aid dispenser needs refilling.
Hot water temperature may be too low (min. 120°F 49°C). If COOL DRY option is being used, additional drying time may be required with door open
Water in tub?A small amount of water in bottom of tub is normal.
It keeps water seal lubricated
Detergent left in cup?Detergent may be too old. Discard old detergent.Use fresh detergent.
Dishes may not be loaded properly.

Frigidaire FFBD2406NB Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Machine completely deadPlug is not connected to wall socketConnect electric plug
O/l button has not been pressedPress button
Door is openClose door
No electricityCheck the fuse in the plug and the electricity supply
Machine does not draw waterSee causes for no. 1Check
Water tap is turned offTurn water tap on
Programme selector is not at correct positionTurn programme selector to correct position
The inlet hose is bentEliminate the bends in the hose
The inlet hose filter is not correctly connectedClean the filter at the end of the hose
Machine does not discharge waterFilter is dirtyClean filter
Outlet hose is kinkedStraighten outlet hose
The outlet hose extension is not correctly connectedFollow the instructions for connecting the outlet hose carefully
The outlet connection on the wall is pointing downwards not upwardsCall a qualified technician
Machine discharges water continuouslyPosition of outlet hose is too lowLift outlet hose to at least 40 cm above floor level
Spray arms are not heard to rotateExcessive amount of detergentReduce amount of detergent Use suitable detergent
Item prevents arms from rotatingCheck
Plate and cup filter very dirtyClean plate and cup filter
On electronic appliances without a display: one or more LED flashing quickly.Water inlet tap turned offSwitch off the appliance. Turn on the tap.
Re-set the cycle.
Load of dishes is only partially washedEdge of saucepans have not been washed wellReposition saucepans
Spray arms are partially blockedRemove spray arms by unscrewing ring nuts clockwise and wash under running water
The dishes have not been properly loadedDo not place the dishes too closely together
The end of the outlet hose is in the waterThe end of the outlet hose must not come into contact with the outflow water
The incorrect amount of detergent has been measured out; the detergent is old and hardIncrease the measure according to how dirty the dishes are and change detergent
The wash programme is not thorough enoughChoose a more vigorous programme
The lower basket dishes have not been washedDepress half load button
Presence of white spots on dishesWater is too hardCheck salt and rinse aid level and regulate amount.
Should the fault persist, Contact Service Centre
Noise during washThe dishes knock against one anotherRe-check loading of dishes in the basket
The revolving arms knock against the dishesAgain re-check loading
The dishes are not completely dryInadequate air flowLeave the dishwasher door ajar at the end of the wash program to allow the dishes to dry naturally

Frigidaire 400 series Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ErrCause Solution
uoVent openWhile In wash cycle, Main Control Board does not receive skyial from vent assembly that vent plunger is closed. Plunger status is sensed with optical sensor in vent assembly. Check wiring between vent assembly and Main Control Board. If wiring correct, replace vent assembly. If error still exist, replace Main Control Board.
UFFan not runningWhile in (frying cycle, Main Control Board not sensing vent fan motor rotation at correct speed. Check wiring between vent assembly and Main Control Board. If correct, replace vent assembly. If error still exist replace Man Control Board.
BMMembrane switch failureMain Control Board has detected a stuck key or a key pressed for more than one minute. Check connection from keypad to Main Control Board. If correct, replace keypad. If error still exist, replace Main Control Board. (Note: washing, drying, and clean s may appear h display when error code Is present)
CEConfiguration errorCheck wiring connections between keypad and Main Control Board. Check for correct parts Installed. Replace parts accordingly.
CLClose door- door switch openMain Control Board not sensing door closed. Close door. Check door switches. Check wring between door switches and Main Control Board. If wiring and switches are correct, replace Main Control Board.
dPDrain pumpDisplayed in relay test when drain pump is activated.
FIWater valve is openDisplayed in relay test when water valve is activated.
HOHeat delayThe control is delaying cycle to allow water temperature to rise to correct temperatu-e In attempt to assure optlmun performance.
rsHall sensorThe control has sensed an error with hall sensor in motor. Check wiring between motor and Main Control Board. If correct, replace motor. If error still exist, replace Main Control Board.
LOLow rinse aidRinse aid level is low. Refill rinse aid dispenser.
PFPower failureA power failure has occurred. More than 10% of power has dropped to the unit. Check house wiring.
rARinse aidThe control has sensed a problem with the reed switch fri the dispenser. Refill the rrise aid dispenser. If error still exist, check wiring between dispenser and Main Control Board. If not corrected, replace dispenser assembly. If error still exist, replace Main Control Board.