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Daniel, Home Appliance Technician
Category: UK Appliance
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Experience:  25+ yrs. experience in white goods repair. NVQ Level 2 electronics manufacturers training courses.
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Have Smeg DI612CA. Empties and fills then seems to heat

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Hi Have Smeg DI612CA. Empties and fills then seems to heat water with certain amount of light knocking and dounds from area around motor / heater area but fails to circulate water and wash
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.


Ok if the wash motor isnt kicking in then you need to access the wash motor underneath the dishwasher and bolted to the motor is the capacitor. This is a white or silver cylinder with a few wires on it. This gives the motor the boost it needs to get going.

So if this fails then it stops the motor from running and gives this kind of fault.

Now we've replaced loads of capacitors in the past for this kind of fault as they do like to blow on these. If it has then you need to replace the capacitor and see how it goes.

But if the capacitor isnt the fault then its going to be the wash motor itself im afraid.

If you need anymore info just get back to me.