Ariston dishwasher troubleshooting

Ariston dishwasher problems can be frustrating, and you probably have a desire to resolve them as soon as possible. Repairing household appliances through a serviceman is not only expensive, but also may involve hours of waiting. Try the Ariston dishwasher troubleshooting guide below and you will see that in most cases you can troubleshoot the problem even if you have never worked with household appliances before.
Ariston L60 series, LBF series, LFF series, LFS series dishwasher troubleshooting
Ariston AFA series, AF series, AS series, LD series dishwasher troubleshooting

Ariston L60 series, LBF series, LFF series, LFS series dishwasher troubleshooting

Ariston is a brand of household electrical appliances made by the Italian company Indesit. The product line includes several dishwasher series. The table below lists the most common malfunctions, as well as troubleshooting advice that can be used to fix any dishwasher belonging to the L60, LBF, LFF, and LFS lineups.

MalfunctionPossible causes / Solutions:
The dishwasher does not start.• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket properly, or there is no power in the house.
• The dishwasher door has not been shut properly.
• A delayed start has been programmed (see Start-up and use).
No water enters the dishwasher.• There is no water in the mains supply.
• The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
No water drains out from the dishwasher.• The dishwasher cycle has not yet finished.
• The water outlet hose is bent (see Installation).
• The drain duct is blocked.
• The filter is clogged up with food residues.
The dishwasher makes excessive noise.• The dishes are rattling against each other or against the sprayer arms.
The dishes and glasses are covered in a white film or limescale deposits.• The level of the refined salt is low or the dosage setting is not suited to the hardness of the water (see Rinse aid and salt).
• The lid on the salt dispenser is not closed properly.
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.
• The crockery is made from non-stick material.
The dishes and glasses are streaked or have a bluish tinge.• The rinse aid dosage is too high.
The crockery has not been dried properly.• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see Rinse aid and salt).
• The rinse aid dispenser setting is not high enough.
• A wash cycle without a drying programme has been selected.
The dishes are not clean.• The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks).
• The crockery has not been arranged well.
• The sprayer arms cannot move freely.
• The wash cycle is too gentle (see Wash cycles).
• The detergent has not been measured out correctly or it is not suited to the type of wash cycle (see Start-up and use).
• The filter is dirty or blocked (see Care and maintenance).
• The refined salt level is low (see Rinse aid and salt).
Tap shut-off alarm. (several short beeps are emitted) * Only available in selected models.
(the second and third WASH CYCLE PHASE indicator lights flash, beginning from the right).
• Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few minutes.
• The appliance lock has been activated because no action was taken when the beeps* sounded. Switch off the machine using the ON/OFF button, turn on the tap and switch the machine back on after 20 seconds by pressing the same button. Re-proqramme the machine and restart the wash cycle.
Clogged filter alarm (the second and fourth WASH CYCLE PHASE indicator lights flash, beginning from the right).• Switch off the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button and clean the filters (see Maintenance), then switch the dishwasher back on by pressing the same button. Re-programme the machine and restart the wash cycle.
Water loading solenoid valve malfunction alarm (the third WASH CYCLE PHASE indicator light flashes, beginning from the right).• Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button and switch it back on after a minute. If the alarm continues, shut off the water tap to eliminate the risk of flooding, remove the plug from the electrical socket and call Assistance.

Ariston AFA series, AF series, AS series, LD series dishwasher troubleshooting

In spite of all the differences the dishwashers from the AFA, AF, AS, and LD series may have in design, capacity, and features, they are repaired in much the same way. To start with, identify the symptom (for instance, your dishwasher won’t start, won’t drain, or the dishes are not clean). Then find the possible cause in the table below.

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE
The dishwasher won't start■ Is the water supply tap turned on?
■ Is the water supply tap connected to the hose property?
■ Has the water in your home been cut off?
■ Is the pressure of the water supply sufficient?
■ Is the hose bent?
■ Is the filter on the water supply hose blocked?
■ Is the dishwasher door open?
The dishes are not clean.■ Have you put the right amount of detergent into the dispenser?
■ Is the wash cycle suitable for the dishes you have placed inside the appliance?
■ Are the filter and microfilter dean?
■ Can the sprayer arms turn freely?
The dishwasher won't drain.■ Is the drain hose bent? Limescale deposits or a white film form on the dishes.
■ Is the lid on the salt container closed properly?
■ Is the rinse aid dosage correct?