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Dishwasher problems and error codes

Problems with your dishwasher are annoying. Fortunately, you easily solve many problems that you encounter yourself. On this page I deal with the most common problems, error codes and malfunctions, so that you solve your dishwasher problems yourself.

Dishwasher doesn't get water

If a dishwasher does not get water, you will hear a constant pumping sound after starting the program. The dishwasher continues to pump until it decides that it has been enough and switches itself off. On dishwashers with a screen then an error code is displayed. View the error code and solve your problem with the following steps.

  • Remove any kink from the supply hose.
  • Check if the tap is open.
  • Test whether the water connection supplies at least 10 liters of water per minute.
  • Check whether the metal strainer in the supply hose, on the tap side, is clean.

Error codes dishwasher does get water

Product Error code
AEG ,10
Bauknecht 3 of 4, or the middle 2 indicators light up.
Bosch E18
Etna E1
Exquisit E1, E2
Indesit 3 of 4, or the middle 2 indicators light up.
Inventum F5
Miele F12, F13
Siemens E18
SMEG There 05
Whirlpool 3 of 4, or the middle 2 indicators light up.

Dishwasher does not drain

Your dishwasher will not drain if water remains in the dishwasher while it is draining. For dishwashers with a screen, an error code will be displayed, as in the table below. Go through the following steps and solve it.

  • Remove any kink from the supply hose.
  • Check if the dishwasher filter is not clogged.
  • Check for a blockage in the drain or supply.
  • If you have just installed the dishwasher, check whether the cover plate is still on the siphon and remove it.

Error codes dishwasher does not pump

Product Error code
AEG , 20
Bauknecht 2 of the 4 or the middle 2 indicators light up.
Bosch E24, E25
Etna E2
Exquisit E3
Indesit 2 of the 4 or the middle 2 indicators light up.
Inventum F2
Miele F11
Siemens E24, E25
SMEG Er 06
Whirlpool 2 of the 4 or the middle 2 indicators light up.

Dishwasher is leaking

A puddle of water under your dishwasher is a clear sign of a leaking dishwasher. But not every leak is visible on the outside. Dishwashers with a screen will indicate 1 of the error codes below for an internal leak. Go through the following steps to stop the leak.

  • Check if the supply hose is correctly positioned on the tap.
  • For all other leaks, contact the seller or supplier.

Error codes dishwasher leaking

Product Error code
AEG ,30
Bauknecht 1 of the 4 indicators lights up.
Bosch E15
Etna E4
Exquisit E4, E7
Indesit 1 of the 4 indicators lights up.
Inventum F2
Miele F70
Siemens E15
SMEG Er 01
Whirlpool 1 of the 4 indicators lights up.

Dishwasher does not dry properly

If a dishwasher does not dry properly, this can have various causes. There are a number of steps you can take to improve the drying result of your dishwasher. You can read these steps in the article 'Why doesn't my dishwasher dry properly?'

Dishwasher does not clean properly

If your dishwasher does not clean properly, follow the following steps.

  • Remove large food scraps before you put the dishes in, but do not need to rinse.
  • Make sure there is enough space between the dishes.
  • Check whether the spray arms can rotate freely.
  • Clean the filter of the dishwasher.
  • Select a program with a higher temperature.
  • Clean your dishwasher.

Dishwasher does not heat up

If your dishwasher does not heat up, this usually indicates a problem with the heating element. Unfortunately this cannot be solved by yourself. Contact the seller if there is still a warranty on the dishwasher. If there is no longer a warranty, contact the manufacturer.

Didn't fix the problem?

Did the above solutions not solve the problem? Then a technician is needed. Did you buy the dishwasher from us? Then contact our customer service directly. We are happy to help you further. Has the dishwasher been purchased somewhere else? Then contact the point of sale or the manufacturer himself.


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