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Hi ....... If a DW is constantly draining it usually an indication that the anti-flood device has been activated. This is a device that is fitted to monitor water build-up in the base of the DW and commonly consists of a polystyrene float and microswitch. You will need to check for water in the base and if there is any you will need to find the source of the leak. I would suggest keeping the DW unplugged / isolated while you check. And I'm wondering if the cause of the blown PCB could have been water leaking onto a component. ??? Good Luck ! Message me if you need any more info........ regards Neil
Hi Neil, I did check this before I changed the module but everything is dry. Regards...Kevin
hi Kevin - didnt know you had done it - As you didnt say you had I have to assume you havent !
the only thing you can do is check the anti flood switch
this is the thing that would cause a constant drain if activated -
the red lever is the one connected to it
Hi Neil, Thanks for getting back to me. I've checked both the microswitches on the assembly you have highlighted and they are both free i.e not sticking at all. I have also cleaned out the whole of that particular assembly just in case but it wasn't that gunked up to be honest. It looks like the machine is drawing water from the inlet and just pumping it round and straight back out. I'm not sure how relevant it is but it all started when I opened the machine and noticed that the water hadn't drained away. Found a bit of plastic wrapping that had caused the blockage. Then turned it back on and had no power. That's when I traced it to the module, which I replaced. Now I have power but can't seem to get it onto a proper programme. Regards...Kevin
Ok - might sound a bit daft but have you got the drain hose up higher than the water level - I'm just making sure the water is not just draining away via gravity and the DW is just filling up to replace the water thats syphoning away ???
Hi Neil, The drain hose goes into the sink waste which is about 50cm above the base of the DW. This is as it has always been. I have attached a photo of the display although it's not that clear. I'm not sure if this is a fault code or not. Regards...Kevin