Essentials Dishwasher Problems And Troubleshooting

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Who makes Currys Essentials dishwasher? Essentials is a budget own brand label for the electrical retailer Currys, but they don’t actually make the products. Dishwasher models come from a Turkish manufacturing company that specialises in major appliances with their headquarters and production plant based in Manisa.

So what do you do when your Essentials dishwasher starts to experience operating issues? See a sample of common Essentials dishwasher problems and troubleshooting here…

Currys Essentials dishwasher faults

Currys Essentials dishwasher won’t start

The possible causes of this technical issue are that the door isn’t closed properly. As a safety feature, your appliance won’t operate if the door isn’t secure. If the anti-flooding system has been activated this will also prevent your dishwasher from starting.

Electrical issues can also be reasons why your dishwasher won’t start. An engineer will be able to quickly diagnose any faults with the incoming power supply, defective wiring and connections, blown fuses, or malfunctioning power switches and sockets.

Currys Essentials dishwasher flashing lights

If the 3 in 1 programme light is blinking rapidly this indicates that the water tap isn’t turned on, or that the water pressure is too low. If that isn’t the case the culprit could be a broken flow meter, or the wiring connections to the flow meter have become loose.

When the 1 hour light blinks rapidly this is a sign that the float switch is faulty or that the wire terminal connected to the float switch has become disconnected or been damaged. Otherwise, it could indicate that the power control board is faulty.

Currys Essentials dishwasher not draining

When the drain pump isn’t working properly this will result in your dishwasher not draining. The drain pump can easily become blocked by left-over food particles and a build-up of grease can cause the pump to struggle.

Standing water in the base can also be caused by the drain hose being obstructed or kinked preventing the water from leaving your appliance. The problem may also lie with your kitchen sink if the connections are to the same drain line.

Filters are an integral part of your dishwashers operating ability. If these are dirty and not cleaned regularly they can easily become blocked. This will eventually result in your dishwasher not draining.

Currys Essentials dishwasher making knocking noises

If the knocking noise is coming from the inside of the wash cabinet this indicates a problem with the spray arms making contact with items in the wash basket. The spray arms need to be able to rotate freely for good wash performance.

If the knocking occurs when your dishwasher fills with water this can indicate that the water inlet valve needs replacing.

Currys Essentials dishwasher error codes

Currys Essentials error codes are depicted by a series of lights. Depending on your model the following codes may differ slightly:

  • One red light or LED-lit solid with three unlit black lights indicates a faulty door switch
  • One red, one black and two red lights with LED-lit solid detects a drainage failure
  • One black two red and one backlight or LED-lit solid means a temperature sensor error
  • Three red lights or LED-lit solid and one black solid light shows dishwasher unable to fill due to a defective water inlet
  • Four red lights or LED-lit solid with no flash pints to an overfill or flooding issue

When you’ve got Essentials dishwasher problems

Currys Essentials dishwasher repair in London will be carried out by trained and experienced engineers. All you have to do is make a booking for the work to be done! And every repair will come with a six months parts and labour guarantee for your peace of mind.

Essentials Dishwasher Problems And Troubleshooting was last modified: November 5th, 2021 by Mix Repairs