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Old 12-01-2020, 07:29   #1
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Dishwasher flooding

Dishwasher just flooded the galley Does anyone have a service manual for these (Electrolux ESL2450) or a suggestion how to fix this ?
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Old 12-01-2020, 08:29   #2
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Re: Dishwasher flooding

I had the same with my dishwasher many years ago.
The water level stop signal is send by a diferential pressure sensor somewhare on the side of the dishwasher.

It is very precise because there is only a small height of water.
The hose from the pressure sender goes all the way to the bottom of the dishwasher to have a maximum length for building up the pressure inside the sensor.

You know what the dishwasher has to cope with when it is in its washing cycle. A lot of grease is in the water. No problem because the water is hot.
So the grease is also at the top end of the hose going to the pressure sender.

Over a lot of washing cycles the grease at that spot accumulates and at the critical moment the hose is clogged.
Find this hose and unclog it with hot water.

That should do it. Good luck.
Otherwise change this pressure switch, they are very generic in nature.
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Old 12-01-2020, 09:48   #3
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Re: Dishwasher flooding

Service manual would be very helpful for this
Anyone figured out how to take the dishwasher out? There are two screws in the sides of the dishwasher, it tilts after screws removal but won’t come out...
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I had the same with my dishwasher many years ago.
The water level stop signal is send by a diferential pressure sensor somewhare on the side of the dishwasher.

It is very precise because there is only a small height of water.
The hose from the pressure sender goes all the way to the bottom of the dishwasher to have a maximum length for building up the pressure inside the sensor.

You know what the dishwasher has to cope with when it is in its washing cycle. A lot of grease is in the water. No problem because the water is hot.
So the grease is also at the top end of the hose going to the pressure sender.

Over a lot of washing cycles the grease at that spot accumulates and at the critical moment the hose is clogged.
Find this hose and unclog it with hot water.

That should do it. Good luck.
Otherwise change this pressure switch, they are very generic in nature.
Thank you for the advice! Problem solved. Cleared up the tube leading to the sensor at the top of the dishwasher and it seems to be back alive.
In order to remove the dishwasher two front and two back screws need to come out (back screws are only accessible with bottom drawer removed completely.
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Nice to know fair winds.
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I wonder what Josh Slocum would have thought about this problem?

Glad you had such good advice and were able to solve the problem, but how things have changed in the cruising world.

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Re: Dishwasher flooding

Hi sailnw777,

We have the same problem with the same dishwasher on our 2015 Lagoon 450F.

The problem is I can't work out how to get the drawer under the dishwasher to come out so I can reach the two screws at the back of the dishwasher.

Can anyone tell me how to remove this drawer?

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Just slide it all the way out and pull up by the front or sides. It will come out from the rails. Install back by pulling sliders out, put drawer as deep as you can and slide all the way in till sliders click in place.
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I wonder what Josh Slocum would have thought about this problem?

Glad you had such good advice and were able to solve the problem, but how things have changed in the cruising world.

Jim

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Just slide it all the way out and pull up by the front or sides. It will come out from the rails. Install back by pulling sliders out, put drawer as deep as you can and slide all the way in till sliders click in place.
Thanks for the swift reply. For some reason that doesn't work!

The sides of the drawer are metal, and there is a lever under the front that seems to release the base of the drawer front, but I can't work out how to get any of the metal drawers to lift out.

Looking at the drawers next to the freezer, I can see that there are screws going up into the base of the drawer, so tomorrow I'll try removing those.
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