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My Siemens dishwasher FD 8205 fills and then the program

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my Siemens dishwasher FD 8205 fills and then the program will not move to the wash cycle. I have cleared all the filters and even had the hose off to the pump, no blockages that I can see
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: I hope you got my last message on my Siemens dishwasher
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I suspect it is a program controller problem. I had the side of the machine off to clear all the pipes so don't think it is blocked
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be! My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

  • If it fills and drains but does not wash, the issue is likely with the wash motor or the capacitor that is on it.
  • Does it hum or buzz after it fills?
  • Does it drain?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It fills and then does not progress to the next part of the program, It hums but does nothing. It never gets to the drain part
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

If it hums then the wash motor is trying to start and probably is seized and in need of replacement. Can you access the motor for verification?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not at my home at the moment back late tonight
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Oh, that will be just fine, thank you. You are seven hours ahead of me, so please forgive my delays in replying.