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Ian, I am being very patient, I was hoping to have another look at the dishwasher tonight???
Sorry I have been without broadband couple of hours, can you advise other than the error code at the start of this why you changed the circulating pump, did you have a humming noise and no water passing thro the spray bars?
, sorry but your lack of 'online presence' does not fill me with any confidence of getting anywhere quickly with this one - I hat put tonight aside in the hope of having some answers and trying some fixes to get this dishwasher going.
I would like to put this out to another 'expert' where hopefully I will get somebody to help. Please can you put my question back in the forum 'expert' to answer.
Michael, thanks reply, spray arms are clear, problem initially started with washer not working on any cycle that was tried. Wash would be selected, door shut, but would not start, the drain pump would kick in short burst then the washer would give the usual series of beeps that indicate that the wash cycle was complete. On whatever cycle was selected it was like it was going straight to the end to do a quick drain and beeps to finish. Did the engineers test, got an F5 flash code, quick look online told me the circulation pump was faulty. Got a brand new one from Amazon, identical to the one that came off, fitted it, but still wont do anything, start light flashing 16 times, if I shut the door the washer beeps constantly.
Further to last nights reply, I had another look at the washer earlier, and I have to hold my hand up to a schoolboy error - I wired the pump up incorrectly! The wiring block pump was quite long so was tucked out of the way so it would not be hanging down when I slid the machine back in under the units out of the way (it was just after Christmas it failed and I only got the pump this week), I had left the faulty pump off at this stage as no point in putting it back on. Anyhow, by the time I went to put it all back together, the only visible wiring blocks were the earths and the what I thought was the pump, but I now know to have been the block heater! So the block heater was connected to the pump, seemed to fit no worries so never though anything of it, and the correct one was tucked out of the way so never noticed!
I have corrected this foolish mistake, but it still does not work and is behaving the exact same way as last nights post - wont do any cycle, giving 16 flashes and beeping constantly.
I have found another site with whirlpool fault codes, this one tells me an F16 is the control panel - have I zapped the control panel by having the pump wired incorrectly?? Surely there would be no power to the heating element in the very early stage of a cycle as it does a cold rinse first?
Cheers, ***** ***** I had the heater block connected to the pump (still embarrassed about that!), would that self test putting power across have damaged the new pump?
There was a couple stickers on the casing of the control panel which I took photos of before I put it back together, various numbers on both;
Ok, but wont get round to trying that till tomorrow some time - if the pump is ok, do you think it will be the pcb that is shot, I have found a complete control panel for £43 on buyspares.
, sorry lack of contact, I had to go away but should be back home next week and on the above.
So could it have been the control board at fault from the start and not the pump? I will be testing the old pump also when I get home! If so it sounds like I might be as well ordering a new one just now?