However popular is the Electrolux brand, but it is not insured against damage. Simple repair dishwashers Electrolux experienced home wizard can do on their own.
First you need to study the features of the device and operation of such equipment, as well as to get acquainted with the most common breakdowns.
The content of the article:
Overview of the most frequent faults
- Reason number 1: clogged drain / water supply
- Reason 2: problems with the device of heating water
- Reason number 3: malfunction command
- Fault codes: useful information
- Practical repair tips
- Conclusions and useful video on the topic
Overview of the most frequent faults
In general, the Swedish brand dishwashers are considered to be of high quality, deservedly so. Usually products of the Polish assembly cost less and break more often. However, it is noted that the Electrolux machines are distinguished by their robust casing and reliable circulating pump. Details such as filters, gaskets, wiring terminals and other small items are traditionally performed at a high level and cause trouble very rarely.
Typical breakdowns of this technique include the following faults:
- clogging of drainage and water supply elements;
- improper heating of water during the execution of a given washing cycle;
- Failure to execute the selected program, etc.
Very often, violations of recommendations for using the device become the causes of such faults. If problems begin soon after the start of operation or occur too often, you need to check if there are any such violations. In addition, it does not hurt to make sure that the dishwasher is properly installed and connected to the sewage system and plumbing.
In order for the Electrolux machine not to break, you need to use it properly: arrange the dishes well, use high-quality detergents, timely clean the filters
Reason number 1: clogged drain / water supply
Poor quality tap water is a typical problem in many regions. Increased rigidity, the presence of mineral inclusions and pollution sadly affects the state of household appliances, and dishwashers are no exception. For this reason, a filter must be installed before the water enters the device.
It must be regularly washed, cleaned and replaced in a timely manner. If over time damage has formed in it, you should not ignore them, you should immediately install a new filter. Otherwise, all contamination will flow into the dishwasher mechanism. Do not think that cleaning with chemicals will help eliminate this effect. Reliable filter is needed.
The drain filter in such a technique must be constantly cleaned, it can easily be clogged with food debris and other contaminants.
To clean it, you need to perform the following simple steps:
- disconnect the device from the flow of water using a stopcock;
- to find a filler hose with a filter from the nozzle of the dishwasher, as well as from the faucet;
- extract filters;
- flush out filters and nozzle to remove accumulated dirt;
- Reinstall all items and reassemble.
If there is too much dirt, use a brush to clean it. Some owners believe that it is possible to do with a single drain filter, but practice shows that there will never be an extra filter in front of the supply hose.
To prevent damage, you must strictly follow the rules of operation. Here are the basic recommendations for using Electrolux dishwashers:
- before placing items in the baskets, they should be cleaned of residual products;
- use only high-quality washing equipment;
- you should not exceed or underestimate the amount of chemicals needed for the machine;
- you need to monitor the presence of a sufficient amount of salt in the appropriate container;
- regularly check the condition of all filters and clean them in a timely manner.
In addition, you should periodically carry out preventive cleaning drain the dishwasher. To do this, you also need to use high quality products recommended by the manufacturer. Cleaning is carried out only with this tool, you do not need to add other chemicals, rinse aid or salt to the dishwasher, and there, of course, there should not be dishes.
Replacing the heating element of the dishwasher is a relatively simple operation if the master has a new serviceable element with the appropriate characteristics.
Reason 2: problems with the device of heating water
If there are problems with water heating during the cycle, it is likely that the fault of the heating element, sensors or incorrect operation of the control unit is to blame. The weak point of many Western models of home appliances is high sensitivity to sudden changes in voltage in the network. Such jumps can damage the control board triac, it is necessary to replace this element.
To remedy the situation, you need to disconnect the dishwasher from the mains, plumbing and sewage. The built-in machine will have to be completely dismantled. After that, using a tester, you need to check the condition of the heating element, as well as all electrical circuits. If it is not possible to determine the malfunction yourself, you will have to contact the SC, where there is appropriate diagnostic equipment.
To reflash or replace the dishwasher control board, you need to contact the service center, in this case, amateur action can greatly harm
To prevent such a sad situation is easy, just put a voltage regulator. The cost of additional equipment will pay off, because the replacement of the control board will cost much more.
Reason number 3: malfunction command
With respect to the electronics of the dishwasher, non-professional intervention can lead to the situation getting worse, you have to buy a new dishwasher.
The failure of the control module can also be expressed in the periodic freezing of the machine during the execution of the washing cycle. To remedy the situation, you just need to turn off and then turn on the device again. If such a malfunction occurs rarely, do not worry. But when the car has to be restarted again and again, most likely, this indicates an existing factory marriage.
To drain the water that has accumulated inside the dishwasher chamber, it will have to be turned over. After that, you need to restore the normal position of the sensors.
Eliminate such a problem will have to SC after detailed diagnosis. This is the most expensive type of repair, in some cases its cost can be correlated with the price for a budget dishwasher option. But it also happens that the diagnosis reveals a malfunction of a sensor, its replacement will cost much less.
You should not postpone the call of the master “for later” if the machine constantly hangs, so as not to worsen the situation. If the owner has experience in repairing home appliances, replacing the sensor or heating elements will not cause major problems. Another problem characteristic of Electrolux dishwashers is the deterioration of washing quality.
If the water stops heating or is heating up too slowly, you need to check the condition of the heating element, most likely, it needs to be cleaned or replaced.
This can occur either due to the fact that the water supply to the chamber is not fully implemented, or as a result of incorrect receipt of detergents. It is necessary to carefully inspect the camera after each wash. If the tablet is not completely dissolved, a detergent or rinse is left in the container, all these are signs of problems that have appeared.
First you need to check whether there is water in the water supply system, whether it has enough pressure. Then check the condition of the filters and the supply hose. If contaminants accumulated there, they caused a weak supply of water and problems with the quality of washing. It is enough to wash all this so that the situation normalizes. You may need to replace the filters.
To get to the control board, you need to remove the top cover of the control unit, release the clips and detach the chips that connect the unit to the machine
Another source of trouble is valve malfunction in detergent containers. Finally, you need to make sure that you load the consumables and use them in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. The limescale accumulated inside the sink and on the surface of the heating element can cause many of these damage.
Regular maintenance of the device will avoid costly repairs. The following recipe may be helpful: add 250 ml of tableware to the detergent container. vinegar, run Economy mode, stop the procedure in the middle of the cycle for one hour, then continue washing This cleaning should be carried out two or three times a month.
Fault codes: useful information
Many models of Electrolux dishwashers are equipped with a self-diagnostic system; they provide a code by which you can immediately determine the cause of the problem. The message is displayed on the monitor as an error code, for example, i60 or i20, etc. If there is no separate display, problems are indicated by the flashing of the END indicator.
Many dishwasher models of this brand have a self-diagnostic system and report the type of malfunction using a set of codes.
Problems with dialing, draining or heating water are most common. Here are the codes for them:
- i10 occurs if no water enters the chamber of the machine within a minute from the beginning of the cycle, it is recommended to check the condition of the faucet, the hose (perhaps it is simply pinched), as well as the cleaning of filters at the water inlet in the dishwasher;
- i20 indicates that there are problems with the drain, you need to check and clean the filter on the drain and the drain hose, as well as the drain pump and water level sensors, damaged elements will have to be replaced;
- i30 indicates the inclusion of protection against leakage, you need to drain the water accumulated in the pan and restore the position of the float sensor or replace the hose in the mechanical version of the Aquastop system;
- iF01 indicates that the water enters the chamber for too long, usually this error is eliminated itself after the end of the wash cycle, it is worthwhile to check the water intake system in order to carry out preventive work;
- i60 - a signal about the absence of water heating or about significant overheating, happens if the heating element has burned down, there is a break in the electric circuit, the circulation pump, thermal sensor or control board has broken.
Options for eliminating breakdowns like the i60 have been described above. In the following video, you can watch the repair of the built-in dishwasher that issued this error:
Overheating may occur if there is not enough water inside. In this case, you need to follow the recommendations for the situation with the stake i10.
The following codes report serious problems with electrics, electronics and other such faults:
- i50 - the triac of the circulating pump is broken;
- i70 - the thermistor of the heating element is damaged;
- i80 - problems with the firmware of the control module;
- i90 - malfunction of the control board, which does not allow to select the operating mode of the device.
Replacing a damaged triac or thermistor is relatively easy. But here for flashing or replacing the control module will have to contact the SC.
Other common problems with Electrolux dishwashers include the following codes:
- iA0 indicates that there is no rotation of the indicator’s rocker arms, usually due to improper laying of dishes in the chamber or due to a voltage drop;
- iB0 - breakage of the transparency sensor;
- Ic0 - lack of communication between the panel and the control board;
- id0 - the tachogenerator of the circulation pump is broken, the water does not heat up.
This type of breakdowns is complex, it is necessary to use the help of a service center. Not always breakdown codes accurately describe the problem that arose in the operation of the dishwasher. It sometimes happens that a malfunction occurs due to a violation of operating conditions or for some other reason. If this factor is not eliminated, damage will occur again.
Practical repair tips
To carry out simple repairs dishwasher, you will need at least a set of screwdrivers. Pliers, keys, hexagons, etc. can also be useful. If the machine is built, you have to dismantle decorative panel, then unscrew the fasteners and remove the protective cover, under which is located the control board and other electronics.
To disassemble such a machine, you need to use ordinary screwdrivers, although for further repair you may need a set of keys, pliers, etc.
Of course, any dishwasher before repairs should be disconnected from the power supply, as well as from water and sewage. The built-in model may have to be extracted from the niche. Freestanding machines also often have to be moved to get to the “entrails”.
The machine must be removed from the niche to conduct a detailed examination of the device. For diagnosis, sometimes you have to re-connect the device to the sewer and water supply
First, it makes sense to look for a breakdown sheet: “ring” the electrical circuits, check the contacts and cable, connections, etc. Visually, you can determine the location of the malfunction on the traces of reflow, fire and other manifestations of the impact of electric arc.
If the cause of failure at this stage could not be determined, a more thorough diagnosis is needed: check the solenoid valve coils, electric motor, relays, sensors, semiconductors, etc.
To deal with the device of a particular model, you should carefully examine the instrument's data sheet. It happens that the machine does not turn on, although there is a voltage in the network. Check the status of the power button. Damage to the part itself or breakage of the contact can cause a similar situation. Usually the element has to be simply replaced.
If the rocker does not move during the washing cycle, most likely, the inside of the dish is simply placed incorrectly, which prevents the normal rotation of the element
If the button is OK, you need to check and, if necessary, replace the fuses. A broken power cable can also cause this type of breakdown. Sometimes the device turns on, but does not execute the washing program, as if “freezes”. First you need to try to re-close and open the door. If this does not work, you should check the status of the control board.
Sometimes problems arise with the solenoid valve, as a result of which no water enters the chamber. It is necessary to connect the terminals of the multimeter to the contacts of such a valve, turn on the dishwasher and check the voltage at the moment when the valve should open. If the device does not respond, then it’s time to replace the valve.
A multimeter can be used to check the health of the heating element, as well as to diagnose the state of the electric system of the dishwasher.
Electrolux dishwasher leakage rarely happens, but it still happens. In this case, you need to check the integrity of the case. It may have corroded and the hole should be repaired. Also ensure that all connections are tight in the area of the drain hose. Leakage can also occur when the door seal is worn and must be replaced.
Pay attention to the situation when the dishwasher starts to make a lot of noise. Often this suggests problems with the pump drain pump. It is either worn or dirty. Usually the entire pump is replaced with a new one. Motor bearings can also make noise if water leaks into them. It is necessary to replace the bearings or the entire engine.
If the machine began to make too much or uncharacteristic noise during operation, it is possible that the drain pump is damaged and needs to be replaced.
The low quality of drying in condensation machines is simply explained - the rinse aid does not enter the chamber or is insufficient. With a bad turbo dryer, you need to check the fan and the air heater. If the device began to fight current, you will have to consistently check all the circuits and electrical components.
Excellent help to the novice master can be videos that demonstrate the elimination of specific faults. Proper video and photography can be useful at the stage of reassembly.
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
The process of self-diagnostics and troubleshooting is presented in the video:
Continuing video briefing:
The third part of the video instructions for repairing Electrolux dishwashers:
Roller with testing repaired dishwasher:
Cleaning the drain and replacement of damaged parts, as well as the restoration of oxidized contacts - these are simple repair operations that even a novice master can perform. But if there are serious problems and you need to replace or reflash the control board, you will have to call the service center.