Indesit ls12-dea601 s2 dishwasher. Have two lights flashing constantly, the on/off and the Intensive wash. Sometimes the drain pump runs. Cannot turn the machine off, it just comes back on again. Cannot programme the machine into any other state.
The lights that are flashing are the power light green and the first of the programming lights orange. No the drain pump does not run all the time, it seems to be a bit random but may be according to how long I have the door open for. While it has been running I have poured several litres of water in the machine and they all get pumped away.
That will take a long time, the machine is integrated and tightly packed in. Likely that you won't get a reply from me today. Are you thinking it is the anti-flood switch? That is what most Google searches are indicating.
Will these access panels be on the floor of the machine? Or in the door itself?
Under the door there is a long panel that seems to be held in with two philip head scres and in the centre of it is a red hex plastic nut with arrows around it as if it may be indicating open and close. All the main control cables go in through the side of this panel. Should I try and remove this?
OK I'll have to take the machine out. Long job.
OK this problem has been solved using the method you described to empty the water from the bottom of the machine. Time will tell if there is a leak and if it happens again.