Frigidaire dishwasher troubleshooting

The year 1918 is considered the birth date of the trade mark Frigidaire, when the General Motors corporation bought a little- known company Guardian Frigerator Company.
Clients evaluated the high quality of Frigidaire manufacturing provided by thorough production control and use of the most high quality and reliable materials, assemblies and parts.
Frigidaire is focused on real expectations and requirements of successful and demanding people. The company, guided by the corporate mission to create the best one in the foreground of new ideas, produces a wide assortment of household appliances of the deluxe class!
Its dishwashers reflect relevant trends in the field of design and innovations. Using of this type of Frigidaire household appliances you will make many surprising and pleasant discoveries! The Frigidaire dishwasher troubleshooting is one of them. This is a surprising possibility: Frigidaire gallery dishwasher troubleshooting allows revealing and removing malfunction properly.
Frigidaire GLDB series, ADW series dishwasher troubleshooting
Frigidaire FDBB series, FGBD series, BGHD series, DGBD series, LGBD series, GLD series, LEDB series dishwasher troubleshooting
Frigidaire DW series, АВК series, FFBD series, FFPD series, FMB series, FMP series dishwasher troubleshooting


Frigidaire GLDB series, ADW series dishwasher troubleshooting

The GLDB and ADW ranges encompass black, bisque, and white dishwashers. There are built-in and free-standing models. Advanced features present in these dishwashers include separate recirculate and drain pumps, a full-flow filtration system, a glass trap, a vent valve, and a high limit thermostat, as well as a turbidity sensor.

SYMPTOMCHECK THE FOLLOWING REMEDY
Dishwasher will not operate when turned on.1. Fuse (blown or tripped).
2. 120 VAC supply wiring connection faulty.
3. Electronic control board defective.
4. No 12 VAC power to control. 5. Motor (inoperative, check resistances).
6. Door Switch (open contacts).
7. Door latch not making contact with door switch.
8. Touch pad circuit defective.
9. No indicator lamps illuminate when START or OPTIONS are pressed.
1. Replace fuse or reset breaker.
2. Repair or replace wire fasteners at dishwasher junction box.
3. Replace control board.
4. Check/replace transformer.
5. Replace motor / impeller assembly.
6. Replace door switch.
7. Replace latch assembly.
8. Replace keypad.
9. Replace keypad.
Motor hums but will not start or run.1. Motor (bad bearings or locked rotor).
2. Motor stuck due to prolonged non-use.
3. Motor fan blocked.
1. Replace motor.
2. Rotate motor fan or impeller.
3. Check/clear fan area.
Motor trips out on internal thermal overload protector.1. Improper voltage.
2. Seal faces binding.
3. Motor windings shorted.
4. Glass or foreign items in pump.
1. Check voltage.
2. Rotate motor fan or impeller, or replace.
3. Replace motor/pump assembly.
4. Clean and clear blockage.
Dishwasher runs but will not heat.1. Hi-limit thermostat open.
2. Heater element (open).
3. Electronic control board defective.
4. Wiring or terminal defective.
1. Replace thermostat.
2. Replace heater element.
3. Replace control board.
4. Repair or replace.
Detergent cover will not latch or open.1. Excess detergent on lid catch.
2. Latch mechanism defective.
3. Electronic control board defective.
4. Wiring or terminal defective.
5. Broken spring(s).
6. Defective actuator.
1. Clean catch area.
2. Replace dispenser.
3. Replace control board.
4. Repair or replace.
5. Replace dispenser.
6. Replace actuator.
Dishwasher will not pump out.1. Drain restricted.
2. Defective drain pump.
3. Air lock in drain hose.
4. Blocked impeller.
5. Open windings.
6. Wiring or terminal defective.
7. Electronic control board defective.
1. Clear restrictions.
2. Replace pump.
3. Drain hose must slope upward to side of tub. Hose must be attached on side of tub.
4. Check for blockage and clear.
5. Replace windings.
6. Repair or replace.
7. Replace control board.
Dishwasher will not fill with water.1. Water supply turned off.
2. Defective water inlet valve.
3. Check fill valve screen for obstructions.
4. Defective float switch.
5. Electronic control board defective.
6. Wiring or terminal defective.
7. Float stuck in "UP" position.
1. Turn water supply on.
2. Replace water inlet fill valve.
3. Disassemble and clean screen.
4. Repair or replace.
5. Check/replace control board.
6. Repair or replace.
7. Clean float.
Dishwasher water siphons out.1. Drain hose not connected to side of tub.
2. Drain hose (high) loop too low.
3. Drain line connected to a floor drain not vented.
1. Reattach drain hose.
2. Repair to proper height.
3. Install air gap at counter top.
Detergent left in dispenser.1. Detergent allowed to stand too long in dispenser.
2. Dispenser wet when detergent was added.
3. Detergent cover held closed or blocked by large dishes.
4. Improper incoming water temperature to properly dissolve detergent.
5. See "Detergent Cover Will Not Open."
1. Instruct customer/user.
2. Instruct customer/user.
3. Instruct customer/user on proper loading of dishes.
4. Incoming water temperature of 120°F is required to properly dissolve dishwashing detergent.

Frigidaire FDBB series, FGBD series, BGHD series, DGBD series, LGBD series, GLD series, LEDB series dishwasher troubleshooting

The company is founded in the beginning of the XXth century. Now the Frigidaire Company offers the massive choice of various household appliances including dishwashers.
The high Frigidaire quality is provided thorough the production control and by the use of the most reliable materials, assemblies, and parts. One can regard the Frigidaire washer troubleshooting as the sign of the high Frigidaire quality. This valuable function gives a possibility to decipher the error code and to do repairs.
The US brand Frigidaire manufactures a diverse range of home appliances, from refrigerators to air conditioners. Dishwashers made by Frigidaire have different designs and sets of features and thus can be divided into several series. Some of the most popular ranges include FDBB, FGBD, BGHD, DGBD, and LGBD series.

PROBLEMSOLUTIONS
Food Soils Left on Dishes— Choose another cycle for longer washing time.
— Check rack loading section for proper loading—avoid nesting items.
— Home water pressure may be too low—should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
— Check incoming water temperature. It should be at least 120°F (49°C). (See Factors Affecting Performance.)
— Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
— Use fresh detergent.
— Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not blocked.
— Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms, preventing them from rotating.
Dishes not Dry— Select heat dry option.
— Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is filled.
— Increase the amount of rinse aid. (See Rinse Aid.)
— Check the incoming water temperature. Be sure it is at least 120°F (49°C).
— Check for proper loading—avoid nesting items.
— Plastic items may need to be towel dried.
— Cups with a concave bottom will collect water.
Dishware Stained or Discolored— Tea and coffee can stain cups. Remove the stains by hand washing in a solution of 1/2 cup (120 ml) bleach and one quart (1 L) of warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
— Iron deposits in water can cause a yellow or brown film. A special filter installed in the water supply line will correct this problem. (See Removing Spots and Film.)
— Aluminum utensils can leave gray/black marks when they rub against other items. Load properly.
— Certain high acid foods can cause discoloration of stainless steel and plastics if allowed to sit for a long period. Use the Rinse & Hold cycle or rinse by hand if not operating dishwasher at once.
— Mixing stainless steel and silver utensils in silverware basket can cause pitting of the stainless steel blades. Avoid mixing stainless steel and silver.
Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy— Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener. (See Detergent Chart.)
— Water temperature may be low. Avoid extremely low or high temperatures. (See Factors Affecting Performance.)
— Avoid overloading and improper loading. (See Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
— Use fresh detergent. Old detergent is ineffective.
— Make sure rinse aid dispenser is filled.
— Check to see that proper amount of detergent is being used for cycle selected. Also, check phosphate level. (See Detergent Dispenser.)
— Home water pressure may be too low—it should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
Dishwasher Leaks— Use only fresh detergent designed for automatic dishwashers. Measure detergent carefully. Try a
different brand.
— Spilled rinse aid can cause foam and lead to overflowing. Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
— Check to see that dishwasher is level. (See Installation Instructions.)
Normal Sounds You Will Hear— Normal sounds include water fill, water circulation and motor sounds.
— There is a noticeable change in sound when the wash action switches between the lower and middle spray arm. This is normal since each spray arm has its own sound.
— It is normal for dishwasher to pause (no sound) when the wash action is switching between the lower and middle spray arms.
Etching— Using too much detergent in soft or softened water causes this film that cannot be removed.
— Adjust the amount of detergent based on the water hardness. (Check Detergent Chart.)
— Lower the water temperature.
— Use no heat dry option.
Detergent Left in Cups— Detergent may be old. Discard and use fresh detergent.
— Be sure water action can reach the dispenser.
— Check to see if cycle has been completed.
— Make sure items do not prevent the detergent dispenser from opening.
Water in Bottom of Tub— Water left in bottom of tub after cycle is complete is not normal. If water remains in the bottom of the tub, dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
Dishware Chipped— Load with care and do not overload. (See Preparing and Loading Dishes.)
— Place delicate items in top rack.
— Place glasses securely against pins and not over pins.
— Load items so they are secure and don't jar loose when moving racks in and out. Move racks in and out slowly.
— Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear top of tub when rack is pushed in.
— Fine antique china and crystal should be hand-washed.
Vapor at Vent— Water vapor escapes from the vent during the drying part of cycle. This is normal.
Dishwasher Won't Run— Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped or if a fuse is blown.
— Make sure water supply is turned on.
— Check to see if cycle is set correctly. (See Operating Instructions.)
— Is dishwasher set for delay start option?
— Make sure door is closed and latched.
Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly— If unit is hooked up to a food waste disposer, make sure the disposer is empty.
— Check to see if the knockout plug has been removed from inside the food waste disposer inlet.
— Check to see if drain hose is kinked.
— Make sure cycle is complete, not in a pause.
Dishwasher Won't Fill— Is water supply turned on?
— Does overfill protector move up and down freely? (See Overfill Protector section.)
Dishwasher Has an Odor— Soiled dishes left in dishwasher too long can create an odor. Use Rinse & Hold cycle.
— There will be a "new" smell when first installed. This is normal.
— Check to see if unit is draining properly. (See Dishwasher Does Not Drain Properly.)
Cycle Takes a Long Time— Is cycle in a water heating delay?
— Has the delay sta rt option been selected?
— Has the sanitize option been selected?
Stains on Tub Interior— Washing large amounts of dishware with tomato based soil can cause a pink/orange apperance. This will not affect performance and will gradually fade over time. Pre-rinsing or using the Rinse & Hold cycle will reduce the chance of staining. Using no heat dry option will lessen staining.
Removing Spots and FilmHard water can cause lime deposit buildup on the interior of the dishwasher. Dishes and glasses may also get spots and film for a number of reasons. (See Glassware/Flatware Spotted or Cloudy section.) To remove buildup, spots and film, clean using the following instructions:
1. Load clean dishes and glasses in normal manner. Do not load any metal utensils or silverware.
2. Do not add detergent.
3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle. Close and latch door. Press START/CANCEL pad.
4. Allow dishwasher to run until it starts the second water fill (approximately 10 minutes). The SENSING light will be off.
5. Unlatch and open door and pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the bottom of dishwasher.
6. Close and latch door and allow cycle to finish.

Frigidaire DW series, АВК series, FFBD series, FFPD series, FMB series, FMP series dishwasher troubleshooting

A subsidiary of European parent company Electrolux, the Frigidaire company produces a wide variety of white, black, and stainless steel dishwashers that vary in design, capacity, power, and sets of options. There are both build-in and free-standing dishwashers with different handle designs.

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESSOLUTIONS
OPERATING PROBLEMS
Dishwasher does not run.
1. Door is not closed or latch lever is not in LOCK position.
2. The dishwasher may be at a pause between cycles.
3. House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.
4. Push buttons may not be fully depressed.
5. Timer not engaged.
1. Close door and push latch to far right position.
2. This is normal.
3. See problem “Electrical Problems.”
4. Press desired push button firmly.
5. Push timer knob in.
WATER PROBLEMS
Dishes do not dry.
1. A rinse aid is not being used.
2. The rinse aid dispenser is empty.
3. Water adheres to the dishes.
4. Hot water temperature is too low (below 120 °F).
5. Dishes are not loaded properly.
1. Use of a rinse aid will get the water off the dishes more quickly. Refer to “Rinse aids”.
2. Refill with liquid rinse aid.
3. Air dry dishes by opening the door for about 10-20 minutes immediately after the dishwasher shuts off. See drying in-structions.
4. Use heated dry, on.
5. Measure the hot water temperature at the kitchen sink with a candy or meat thermometer. The water temperature should be between 120-140 °F. Adjust the water heater if necessary.
Leaking.1. The door is not sealed properly.
2. Detergent used is not recommended for dishwashers.
3. Water is being expelled through the door vents.
1. Dishes should be positioned so they are not touching each other and tilted so that water can drain. Be sure dishes or pans are not protruding from the racks which would prevent the door from closing.
2. Only use a detergent that is recommended for dishwashers.
3. If a dish is added after starting the dishwasher, wait a few seconds before latching the door. This permits entering cold air to expand slowly inside the dishwasher.
Water drops on inside of dishwasher door at end of cycle.1. Water does not “sheet” off door liner.1. This is normal.
Dishwasher does not fill with enough water (maximum water level is just above the circular heating element).1. Water supply valve in water line is partially closed.
2. Water is being used elsewhere in the house when the dishwasher is running.
1. Completely open valve.
2. This reduces the water pressure. Try not to run water elsewhere in the home while the dishwasher is filling.
Dishwasher does not drain water.1. Small amount of water is in the bottom of the tub below the screen.
2. Food is backing up in the pipes at the sink.
3. Food or objects clog rear drain screen.
4. Drain hose is kinked.
1. This is normal.
2. If you have a food waste disposer in sink, be sure it is empty before running the dishwasher.
3. Clean drain screen. See Care and Cleaning.
4. Examine drain hose. Reposition hose to eliminate the kink.
Water droplets forming on inside of dishwasher and dish racks.1. Residual moisture remaining after drying time.1. This is normal. Use of a rinse aid may help.
NOISE PROBLEMS
Swishing and pulsating sound.
1. Water is circulating through the dishwasher.1. This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.1. Dishes are not loaded properly.1. Be sure dishes are loaded securely in the dishwasher, but not touching one another.
Ticking noise as a loud clock.1. The wash arm is hitting a pot handle or other utensil when the arm circles inside the dishwasher.1. Load the dishwasher so that nothing is in the way of the wash arm.
DISHES ARE NOT CLEAN.1. Dishes are not loaded properly.
2. Bottom rack is not in dishwasher correctly.
3. Improper amount of detergent is being used.
4. Detergent used is too old (it is caked in the box.)
5. Water temperature is too low (below 120 °F.) Fat soils remain on dishes.
6. Water hardness is over 10.6 grains (check with local water company).
7. There is not enough water in the dishwasher.
1. Load the dishwasher so that the soiled sides of dishes are facing center of the dishwasher. Dishes should not be touching each other. Load the dishwasher so that nothing blocks the circular path of the wash arm. Be sure that pot handles or utensils do not protrude from the front of the bottom rack or silverware basket, preventing the detergent cup from opening.
2. To check position of bottom rack, be sure silverware basket is in the center of bottom rack. If not, reposition the bottom rack.
3. If the phosphate level of the detergent is under 8.7%, increase the amount of detergent or use a higher phosphate detergent. Hard water requires more detergent than soft water. Do not overfill the detergent cups or the detergent dispenser may not open automatically. Never use less than 2 tablespoons of detergent in each detergent cup. Use a rinse aid, which will drain the water off the dishes faster and easier.
4. Use fresh detergent. Shake box before pouring.
5. Turn on the hot water at kitchen sink tap before running the dishwasher to be sure that hot water is entering the dishwasher during the first wash cycle. Measure the hot water temperature at the kitchen sink with a candy or meat thermometer. Be sure that the water temperature is between 120-140 °F. Adjust the water heater if necessary. Do not use hot water elsewhere in the home before, or while the dishwasher is running. There may not be enough hot water to clean the dishes properly.
6. Install a mechanical water softener.
7. See Problem "Dishwasher does not fill with water.”
DETERGENT AND SUDSING PROBLEMS
Dishwasher oversuds.
1. Detergent used is not recommended for dishwashers.
2. Too much detergent.
1. Only use a detergent that is recommended for dishwashers.
2. Be sure you are using the proper amount of detergent. See "Dishwasher Detergents."
Detergent is left in detergent cup.1. Detergent used is too old (it is caked in the box).
2. Detergent cups are too full.
3. Dishes are not loaded properly.
1. Use fresher detergent.
2. Do not overfill the detergent cups or the detergent dispenser may not open automatically.
3. Be sure that pot handles or utensils do not protrude from the front of the bottom rack, preventing the detergent cup from opening.
ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped.
1. Electrical line is overloaded.
2. Inappropriate house fuse or circuit breaker is being used.
1. Do not run other appliances when the dishwasher is in use. Electrical lines may be inadequate or too small. Contact an electrician.
2. Use a 15 ampere time lag fuse or a 15 ampere circuit breaker for 15 ampere branch circuits. If the dishwasher and disposer are on the same branch circuit, a 20 ampere circuit is necessary. This would require a 20 ampere time lag fuse or a 20 ampere circuit breaker.