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I have a smeg dishwasher d16fabne it does not complete its

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i have a smeg dishwasher d16fabne it does not complete its cycle and has flash code e3, i have metered the inline water heater at 30oms so thats ok ive located the thermostat in the door and that is open circuit is it ment to be?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: its a smeg d16fabne how do you run a diagnostic test?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the water does get hot
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  bonzaco replied 11 months ago.

This alarm is generated when the heating system is not quick enough (less than 1.5°C 20min) .
This defect can be caused by:
- defective heating resistance
- temperature sensor is not properly positioned
- faulty washing pump (water does not flow)
- sprayer\s does not\ do not freely turns\ turn.
- electric connections are not properly connected in the resistance or in the timer card

- continuity between heater and control pcb is broken at the bottom of the door area.