Dacor dishwasher error codes

Dacor

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Dacor dishwasher. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dishwashers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dishwasher.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
Three long beeps and red light flashes below the door

Failed to drain

Check/Repair

Press Cancel twice to reset. If the error code reappears, clear clogs from the sink drain. Unplug the dishwasher and clear clogs from the dishwasher drain hose and drain pump. If the drain hose or drain pump is damaged, replace it.

Possible parts
Drain hose, Drain pump
Cycle stops followed by 3 long beeps and drain pump runs, Floor Guard LED turns on, red light below the door stays on

Water in the base pan (water leak)

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker to disconnect electrical power. Remove the lower access panel and examine the bottom dishwasher components to find the leak. Replace the leaking components. Remove the water from the base pan of the dishwasher.

Possible parts
Bottom dishwasher components
F2

Water inlet valve won't shut (keeps filling)

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker to disconnect electrical power. If the dishwasher continues to fill, replace the water inlet valve. If filling stops when you disconnect power, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Water inlet valve, Electronic control board
F3

Low inlet water pressure (long fill time)

Check/Repair

If the water supply cut-off valve for the dishwasher is fully open and the dishwasher still fills slowly, shut off the water supply, unplug the dishwasher, disconnect the fill line and check whether the screen in the water inlet valve is clogged. If it's clogged, replace the water valve-don't just clean the screen, because debris could fall into the valve body, prevent the valve from closing, and cause flooding. Check the wiring connections on the inlet water valve and secure any loose connections. If the water valve won't open when activated, replace it.

Possible parts
Water inlet valve
F4

No signal from the water pressure switch

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker to disconnect electrical power. Remove the lower access panel. Check wire harness connections. Reconnect any loose wires on wire harness for the water pressure switch. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the water pressure switch.

Possible parts
Water pressure switch, Wire harness
F5

Defective electronic control board

Check/Repair

Disconnect the electrical power supply from the dishwasher for 3 minutes to reset the electronic control board. If the error code appears after you restore power, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Electronic control board
F9

Heater failure

Check/Repair

Have a service technician examine and repaired the inline flow-through heater.

Possible parts
Heater

Symptoms common to all dishwashers

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Main causes: improper loading, low water temperature, improper detergent dosage, detergent dispenser failure, spray arm or pump problems
Main cause: damaged rack height adjuster
Main causes: water supply problem, stuck overfill float, clogged water inlet valve screen, water inlet valve failure
Main causes: not using rinse aid, rinse aid dispenser failure, broken heating element, malfunctioning vent, drying fan failure
Main causes: broken door spring, detergent dispenser failure, cabinet mounting brackets loose or broken
Main causes: light switch beside the sink turned off, lack of power, bad dishwasher door switch, control system failure, wiring problem
Main causes: damaged or stuck spray arm, leaking door seal, damaged door hinge, leaky heating element water seal, cracked water supply line
Main causes: broken door latch, tripped circuit breaker, broken heating element, faulty vent fan, sensor failure, control system problem
Main causes: clogged kitchen sink drain, clogged drain hose, drain check valve damaged, drain pump failure, control system problem

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