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Have an Asko dishwasher. Started a cycle to wash but then opened

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Have an Asko dishwasher. Started a cycle to wash but then opened door to add silverware and closed door. (We have done this many times without incident. The dishwasher just continues regular cycle).

This time was different as it started making a noise. Tried to reset by hitting Start button but no change. Turned off and checked for blockage, filters, arms - all seems OK.

It seems like it's starting in the drain cycle and there is nothing to do to stop it except turn it off. I want to just let it run but afraid it will harm something. Thoughts?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  FPTech replied 6 years ago.


Opening and closing the door sometimes results in a pressure surge created by the hot water. This surge can trigger the flood protection switch and cause the machine to go into a pump out mode. As these machines are electronic they do retain a memory of events. I would turn it back on and allow it to continue the routine and you should be able to reset it once it has completed the pump out.

Edited by FPTech on 10/1/2010 at 3:22 AM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
<p>Even if there's no water in dishwasher? </p><p>We're afraid it's going to harm something </p><p>It's kind of noisy</p>
Expert:  FPTech replied 6 years ago.
Yes - it shouldn't be a problem. If there is no water in the tub the flood switch may have water activating it. Turn it off at the wall and remove the dishwasher from the cavity and tip it on to its side. Hopefully this will clear any water. Have a towel handy just in case it spills out on the floor
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