Prestige Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Prestige Dishwasher Troubleshooting

When the dishwasher breaks down, we don’t always know what to do. The table below is the manual for Prestige PRT14IDW dishwasher troubleshooting. In the left column, instead of fault codes, there is a description of problems – from “dishes are not clean” to “dishwasher doesn’t start”. The right column contains information how to fix each type of failure.

Prestige PRT14IDW Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dishwasher doesn’t startFuse blown, or the circuit breaker tripped.Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances sharing the same circuit with the dishwasher
Power supply is not turned on.Make sure the dishwasher is turned on and the door is closed securely.
Make sure the power cord is properly plugged into the wall socket.
Door of dishwasher not properly closed.Closed dishwasher making sure that door latches.
Water not pumped form dishwasherKink in drain hoseCheck drain hose.
Filter clogged.Check coarse the filter.
Kitchen sink clogged.Check kitchen sink to make sure it is draining well. If problem is kitchen sink not draining, you may need a plumber rather than a serviceman for dishwasher.
Suds in the tubImproper detergentUse only the special dishwasher detergent to avoid suds. If this occurs, open the dishwasher and let suds evaporate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close and latch the dishwasher, then Start the" soak" wash cycle to drain out the water. Repeat if necessary.
Spilled rinse-aidAlways wipe up rinse-aid spills immediately.
Stained tub interiorDetergent with colorant was used.Make sure that the detergent is the one without colourant.
White film on inside surfaceHard water mineralsTo clean the interior, use a damp sponge with dishwasher detergent and wear rubber gloves. Never use any other cleaner than dishwasher detergent for the risk of foaming or suds.
There are rust stains on cutleryThe affected items are not corrosion resistant.
A programme was not run after dishwasher salt was added. Traces of salt have got into the wash cycle.Always run the Quick wash programme . without any crockery in the dishwasher and without selecting the Turbo function (if present), after adding dishwasher salt.
The lid of softer is loose.Check the lip. Ensure the fix is fine.
Knocking noise in the wash cabinetThe spray arm is knocking against an item in a basket.Interrupt the programme, and rearrange the items which are obstructing the spray arm.
Rattling noise in the wash cabinetItem of crockery are insecure in the wash cabinet.Interrupt the programme, and rearrange the items of crockery.
Knocking noise in the water pipesThis may be caused by on- site installation or the cross-section of the piping.This has no influence on dishwasher function, if in doubt, contact a suitably qualified plumber.
The dishes are not cleanThe dishes were root loaded correctly.
The programme was not powerful enough.Use more detergent, or change your detergent. Rearrange the items so that the spray can rotate freely.
Not enough detergent was dispensed.
Item are blocking the path of spray arms.
The filter combination in the base of wash cabinet is not clean or is not correctly fitted. This may cause the spray arm jets to get blocked.Clean and/or fit the filter combination correctly. Clean the spray arm jets.
Cloudiness on glasswareCombination of soft water and too much detergent.Use less detergent if you have soft water and select a shortest cycle to wash the glassware and to get them clean.
Black or gray marks on dishesAluminum utensils have rubbed against dishes.Use a mild abrasive cleaner to eliminate those marks.
Detergent left in dispenser cupsDishes block detergent cups.Re-loading the dishes properly.
The dishes are not dryingImproper loading Too little rinse-aidLoad the dishwasher as suggested in the directions. Increase the amount of rinse-aid/Refill the rinse-aid dispenser.
Dishes are removed too soon.Do not empty your dishwasher immediately after washing. Open the door slightly so that the steam can escape. Begin unloading the dishwasher only once the dishes are barely warm to the touch. Empty the low basket first. This prevents water form dropping off dishes in the upper basket.
Wrong programme selectionIn short programmes the washing temperature is lower. This also lowers cleaning performance. Choose a programme with a long washing time.
Using cutlery with a low- quality coatingWater drainage is more difficult with these items. Cutlery or dishes of this type are not suitable for washing in the dishwasher.