Fisher and Paykel dish drawer error codes

Fisher & Paykel

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Fisher & Paykel 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
F1

Water leak detected

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and remove the drawer(s). Check the lid seal, hoses and heater plate seal for leaks. Replace any leaking components.

Possible parts
Lid seal, hoses, heater plate seal
F2

Motor failure

Check/Repair

Check for an obstruction in the rotor. Remove any obstruction and check motor operation. Replace the motor if damaged. Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the motor wiring connections. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged.

Possible parts
Motor, wire harness
F3

Water temperature too hot (above 185 F)

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the heating element. Replace the heating element if damaged. If the heating element is okay, then the electronic control heater relay likely is stuck. Replace the electronic control.

Possible parts
Heating element, electronic control
F4

Water temperature not increasing

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the heating element. If the wiring is ok, replace the heating element.

Possible parts
Heating element
F9

Electronic control failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher for 30 seconds and then restore power. If the code returns after restore power, replace the electronic control.

Possible parts
Electronic control

Symptoms common to all dishwashers

Choose a symptom to see related dishwasher repairs.

Main cause: damaged rack height adjuster
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: water supply problem, stuck overfill float, clogged water inlet valve screen, water inlet valve failure
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
Main causes: glass or popcorn kernel stuck in the chopper blade, drain line vibrating against the cabinet, debris in wash pump or drain pump
Main causes: not using rinse aid, rinse aid dispenser failure, broken heating element, malfunctioning vent, drying fan failure

Repair guides common to all dishwashers

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Repair difficulty
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Repair difficulty
Time required
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Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

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