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Old 12-18-2012, 09:17 AM  
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I use my dish drawers only as drain racks -- I never use the dishwasher for its actual purpose. Evens so, my bottom drawer collects with water that never evaporates over night. (My top drawer works fine.) Can someone please tell me what I should do? The unit is only 2 weeks old. I can't imagine that anything is stuck, anywhere, as I have not used soap, and the dishes are totally clean when they go in there to dry, and the unit is only 2 weeks old.


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Old 01-27-2013, 02:57 PM  
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As previously stated, check the drain loop height, too low and it will back-drain into the tubs. Also, do you know how to strip all of the tub contents and clean it out? It may be contributing to the problem. It is easy to do....remove the silverware tray, then the entire wire rack, tipping it up from the REAR first. Then just remove the spray wand, it just sits there. Then rotate counteclockwise (I believe) the securing ring on the large stainless steel bottom and remove it entirely along with the debris filter. You will be amazed at how filthy it will be under there! Clean it well, remove all standing water with a sponge, reassemble everything in reverse order, CHECK THE DRAIN HOSES LOOP HEIGHT, THE TOP OF WHICH SHOULD BE AS HIGH AS THE HEIGHT OF THE UNIT IF POSSIBLE, then run a fast, non-eco cycle with a bit of soap and no dishes to clean the unit out. This has always worked for me. There is a really good forum site for Fischel-paykel I know of, mostly people bitching about how FP is garbage, but there is a treasure-trove of how-to-fix FP problems on it by the few believers who know how to keep this unique units running well.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:06 AM  
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http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/f...ult-codes.html
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:10 PM  
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Default Fischer Pakel dishwasher drain issues

I have really liked my stacked Fischer & Pakel dishwashers.
Have been using them for going on 8 years now, did upgrade the hose parts in the draws and have had to replace the motor Rotor once so far.
My question: the top drawer has not been draining? Cleaned and checked everything and seems to be in good condition? Why has this not been a problem until recently? Do you have to have use an air gap?
When I 1st installed these dishwashers I did not put in the air vent as the instructions did not call for it. I know some cities have that as code but I sure like my soap dispenser more than an air lock gadget on the counter. Could this be the issue?
Thanks for all this great networking!
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:00 PM  
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I have a bottom draw which will not drain when pushed in. Thought it might be a hose kink. Did the hold lock and pause/start for 5 sec work my way through to P1 and pressed the lock button and the drawer drained. Filled it with water and did it again pushed in and it drained. Put it back in auto did a rinse and no drain? WHY does work in test mode but not auto?
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:05 PM  
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Default Fisher Paykel dishdrawers cross draining solution!

Hi, I had this problem of the unused dishdrawer filling with the dirty water from the other dishdrawer that was in use. YUCK! I read that each drawer supposedly has a rubber flap to prevent cross draining, but they don't work very well, obviously, and it's a pain in the butt to replace.

I found a dual air gap on ebay and that solved my problem with cross draining and it was simple to install. It's basically 2 separate air gaps, one for each dishdrawer, making it impossible for the dirty waste water from one dishdrawer to flow back into the other dishdrawer. It fits where your single air gap mounts on your sink top.

Why doesn't Fisher Paykel provide this solution when you purchase their dual dishwashers? It fixed my problem. Hope it helps. Just search ebay for "Dishwasher Dual Air Gap" and you'll find this product.
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Hi, I had this problem of the unused dishdrawer filling with the dirty water from the other dishdrawer that was in use. YUCK! I read that each drawer supposedly has a rubber flap to prevent cross draining, but they don't work very well, obviously, and it's a pain in the butt to replace.

I found a dual air gap on ebay and that solved my problem with cross draining and it was simple to install. It's basically 2 separate air gaps, one for each dishdrawer, making it impossible for the dirty waste water from one dishdrawer to flow back into the other dishdrawer. It fits where your single air gap mounts on your sink top.

Why doesn't Fisher Paykel provide this solution when you purchase their dual dishwashers? It fixed my problem. Hope it helps. Just search ebay for "Dishwasher Dual Air Gap" and you'll find this product.
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