Dish­wash­ers from Elec­trolux are a fair­ly com­mon phe­nom­e­non in Rus­sia. Despite the high qual­i­ty of com­po­nents and assem­bly of the Elec­trolux dish­wash­er, it, like oth­er units and devices, can break down and requires utmost atten­tion and pre­ven­tion. Before pro­ceed­ing with repairs, it is nec­es­sary to diag­nose prob­lems, iden­ti­fy typ­i­cal prob­lems and learn about exist­ing repair meth­ods. In this arti­cle, we will try to tell you about how to repair Elec­trolux dish­wash­ers and oth­er sub­tleties asso­ci­at­ed with this process.

Consider the main breakdowns of machines

Consider the main breakdowns of machines

Most dish­wash­ers sup­plied to the Russ­ian mar­ket are pro­duced in Poland and account for about 90%. The qual­i­ty of their com­po­nents and assem­bly can be com­pared with sim­i­lar units of Ger­man and Swedish com­pa­nies, how­ev­er, as they say, you don’t have to choose. Most experts high­light the fol­low­ing advan­tages of house­hold appli­ances man­u­fac­tured by Elec­trolux:

  • all com­po­nents are made exclu­sive­ly from high qual­i­ty raw mate­ri­als;
  • the devel­op­ment of cir­cu­la­tion pumps was approached real­ly rea­son­ably, they had a high work­ing resource;
  • the man­u­fac­tur­er is sen­si­tive to small details, such as: wires, clamps, ter­mi­nals, rub­ber bands and fil­ters, which in turn has increased the peri­od of trou­ble-free oper­a­tion of the dish­wash­er.

Par­tic­u­lar­ly crit­i­cal dis­ad­van­tages dur­ing the oper­a­tion of the dish­wash­er were not found, they alone, like every­one else, are char­ac­ter­ized by typ­i­cal break­downs, from which it is quite dif­fi­cult to pro­tect them­selves. Here is a list of them below:

  • clog­ging of drain and fill pipes;
  • fail­ures in the water intake pro­gram;
  • prob­lems with the qual­i­ty of wash­ing dish­es;
  • TEN (heat­ing ele­ment) does not heat the water enough.

See also - Dish­wash­er won’t dry dish­es or heat water

Fill and drain pipes

Fill and drain pipes

Drain and fill pipes can become clogged not only in Elec­trolux dish­wash­ers, this is a com­mon prob­lem with these units. The speed at which they will clog depends on the qual­i­ty of the water, the con­tent of min­er­als and met­als in the water. This is due to the fact that they set­tle on the walls, after which they sim­ply clog them.

In case of detec­tion of this break­down, the repair will be a fair­ly sim­ple process. You will need to clean the clogged fil­ter, after which we rec­om­mend that you per­form this oper­a­tion reg­u­lar­ly so as not to run into a prob­lem in the future. The use of chem­i­cals such as “Cal­gon” does not in any way pre­vent the for­ma­tion of plaque on the fil­ter and noz­zles. It only pro­tects inter­nal com­po­nents.

If you have rather hard water, you need to mon­i­tor the dish­wash­er more care­ful­ly and clean the above parts more often. How exact­ly to pro­duce it?

  • turn off the water with a tee tap;
  • dis­con­nect the inlet hose togeth­er with the flow fil­ter on both sides from the tee tap and dish­wash­er;
  • dis­man­tle a small flow fil­ter from the dish­wash­er body (it is locat­ed at the begin­ning of the inlet path, where the inlet hose is installed);
  • clean and then rinse the hose togeth­er with the fil­ters with run­ning water;
  • assem­ble the device.

It is worth not­ing that when installing a dish­wash­er, some do not install a flow fil­ter direct­ly between the tee tap and the hose. In this sit­u­a­tion, only one fil­ter will be clogged, the one that is installed at the begin­ning of the filler pipe.

Much more often, the pipes and hoses of the drain track, garbage fil­ters are clogged. Experts rec­om­mend users to car­ry out peri­od­ic inspec­tions of these spare parts, at least once every two months. In the case when the dish­wash­er is used inten­sive­ly, name­ly sev­er­al times a day, the check must be done every 1–1.5 months. In order to pro­tect nodes from clog­ging, you must adhere to the fol­low­ing sim­ple rules:

  1. Before plac­ing the dish­es inside the unit, use a paper tow­el to remove large food residues.
  2. Use only high-qual­i­ty deter­gents, or make them your­self.
  3. Check the con­tain­er in which the regen­er­at­ing salts are locat­ed, it should nev­er reach a crit­i­cal lev­el.
  4. After each wash­ing process, visu­al­ly inspect the garbage fil­ters and, if nec­es­sary, clean them.

Heating element problems

Heating element problems

If you notice that the water in the dish­wash­er does not heat up enough, then most like­ly there is a prob­lem with the heat­ing ele­ment, or with the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor or oth­er con­trol mod­ules. Elec­trolux dish­wash­ers are quite sen­si­tive to volt­age fluc­tu­a­tions, as well as to its glut. What can this lead to?

In the best case, you will get off with a blown fuse, in the worst case, sev­er­al tri­acs of the con­trol board may burn out. After this, the con­trol mod­ule sim­ply will not be able to send sig­nals to the heat­ing ele­ment, or it will do it with a delay or per­form incor­rect­ly. Repair of the arisen mal­func­tions rather time-con­sum­ing and expen­sive task, you need:

  • dis­as­sem­ble the dish­wash­er in half in order to get to the TEN;
  • check the integri­ty of the wires going to the heater and mea­sure the resis­tance with a mul­ti­me­ter;
  • check the details of the con­trol mod­ule, in case of a mal­func­tion, replace with a new one.

We would like to note that in order to pro­tect house­hold appli­ances and oth­er devices from pow­er surges, you can use a volt­age sta­bi­liz­er, which is pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly.

If you do not under­stand this top­ic, the best solu­tion would be to call a spe­cial­ist who accu­rate­ly diag­noses break­downs and fix­es it as soon as pos­si­ble.

Dishwasher failure to wash program

Quite a fre­quent occur­rence, dur­ing the exe­cu­tion of the wash­ing pro­gram, it sim­ply freezes. Most often, to solve the prob­lem, it is nec­es­sary to reboot the dish­wash­er, to put it sim­ply, you need to turn off the device for just a cou­ple of min­utes, and then return the pow­er to it again.

In the event that this prob­lem is repeat­ed with all dish­wash­ing pro­grams, it is nec­es­sary to call a spe­cial­ist who will care­ful­ly check every­thing and, if a mar­riage or defect is found, will replace the dam­aged part.

Note! On some mod­els of dish­wash­ers Elec­trolux replac­ing the con­trol mod­ule costs a lot of mon­ey. In such a sit­u­a­tion, it will be eas­i­er for you to buy a new dish­wash­er than to replace a faulty con­trol mod­ule.

How­ev­er, do not be upset, this prob­lem is most often asso­ci­at­ed with an error in the oper­a­tion of the fol­low­ing sen­sors, name­ly: pres­sure switch, aquasen­sor and oth­ers. Some­times the elec­tri­cal net­work is involved in the fact that the entire group of sen­sors fails.

In this arti­cle, we looked at how to repair Elec­trolux dish­wash­ers with our own hands. How­ev­er, remem­ber, if you do not under­stand any­thing about tech­nol­o­gy, the best solu­tion would be to turn to spe­cial­ists who will car­ry out all the repairs them­selves, and you will not have to spend your nerves and mon­ey on unjus­ti­fied actions.

See also - Reviews of dish­wash­ers “Elec­trolux”