Having problems with your Asko D1796FI Built-in Dishwasher ?

Our Asko D1796 dishwasher has all lights flashing and is displaying a F2 message, which according to the good book means there is too much water in the machine. I have followed the instructions for a normal inlet time but the indicators will not change. Is it trying to tell me the Drain Pump is dead? A new drain pump was fitted three years ago. There is no eidence of water in the machine. Can anyone help? Thanks. Alan

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Hi Alan,\015\012\015\012The F2 on Asko means it's sensed an overfill, that in itself though can be provoked by a couple of thing's. First, check for blockage at the end of the drain hose where it connect's to your household plumbing, be it under the counter by the sink or wherever. Undo the hose and see if it drains freely into a bucket, if so the drain to that point is clear. Insure it is clear beyond and move forward. Next, If you turn the power off and then remove the kick plate/toe panel ( that in itself is tricky if you've never done it, I can try to explain if need be...let me know ) then with aid of a flashlight or equivalent, check the overfill basin for water. If water is present, this will initiate the over fill float switch directly behind the main line junction block, hence the F2. ( of course a basin full of water can be from a faulty pump too, but you'll know this if the unit wouldn't drain into a bucket ) Then you must find the cause or leak, check the rubber hose at the top of the motor to the tub and the hose from the sump to the motor...it's tricky unless you've looked many times like I have and know what to look for. I wish I could guide you better from afar. Also look for sign's of leaking to the fill valve assembly. Another possible reason to overfill, a clogged pressure switch hose. Right beside the float and overfill switch assembly ( in fact it is wired right to it ) you'll see to the right on the sump assembly will be a pressure switch and hose. The switch will be about 1.5" in diameter with a brown color body and 4 brown wires going to it. At the bottom of the pressure switch will be a skinny black hose, remove the hose and clean it out via blowing through it or other means, it often will get plugged with undesolved detergent, food or other debris. It just comes off with carefully directly pulling force. This is what tell's the unit when to fill and when not to fill, hence if it is clogged it will not fill. Once the leak is found or the problem found, use a large sponge to soak up the water from the basin and the dishwasher should be ready to go.\015\012Those are several thing's to look for before changing part's to try and solve your problem. Let me know if I can assist you further. Thank you for visiting "fixya" today.\015\012\015\012P.S.\015\012\015\012Having said all this, if you feel at all uncomfortable performing anything I've laid out, please call a qualified "Asko" authorized pro to come to your home for service. They usually aren't serviced by many appliance repair places, at least not proficiently in my providing factory warranty experience.\015\012\015\012Thank's again and good luck.\015\012\015\012macmarkus :)
Check the water inlet valve,if its defective this will trigger an F2 code also
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