Having problems with your Asko 1375 Dishwasher ?

I have the Asko 1375 and it suddenly stopped washing. The water drains out fine, it gets hot and steamy but does not appear to be blasting water from the lower and upper sprayers. Thoughts how to diagnose? Or do I need a repairman? Laura Gribbin


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Hi,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description and provided the dishwasher is indeed 1) an Asko 1375 and 2) "The water drains out fine, it gets hot and steamy but does not appear to be blasting water from the lower and upper sprayers"
It sounds like a busted wash impeller within the main motor/circulation pump as you mentioned.

First though, do you hear a quiet sound of a motor starting once the unit has completed filling with water ?

( it will be super quiet if the wash impeller is broke as I suspect it may be...almost like a fountain, since the Asko are very quiet under normal conditions. You will have to either get right down with your ear to the bottom or run it with the door open by activating the door switch with a screw-driver and look for visual/audible clues )


If so that is a tell tale of no wash action yet the motor runs, hence broken impeller. If you don't hear anything it may be a wire come off the main motor/circulation pump...but not likely.

This unfortunately is common with Asko built dishwasher`s and it is a case of being a victim of their own design. Whether it's best left to calling in a pro, only you can decide...but it can be quite involved to repair.

What happens typically is the ball-bearings from the upper rack holders ( which are plastic, hence fatigues due to heat and fall apart ) come out making their way into the sump, hence breaking the wash impeller from the motor.



Let me know what you find and I'll try and help you move forward from there. If you need direction to remove the circulation motor and pump I can do that, but it is a pretty involved repair as I alluded to and requires pulling the unit from the cabinet...you may opt to call in a pro.
\015\012 \015\012Thanks for choosing FixYa and good luck. I'll watch for your reply. \015\012
Regards,

Macmarkus :)
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