Zanussi dishwasher troubleshooting

If your dishwasher breaks down, do not rush to call a specialist. Before you start looking for a serious breakdown, make sure that the door is tightly closed, the water is supplied, and the machine is connected to electricity. The reasons can be quite different – from serious to the most innocuous, which can be eliminated quickly on your own. Look for the list of basic malfunctions in the troubleshooting table below.

Zanussi DA 6141 D dishwasher troubleshooting

MalfunctionPossible causeSolutions
The machine does not fill with water.The water tap is blocked or furred with limescale.Clean the water tap.
The water tap is turned off.Turn the water tap on.
The filter (where present) in the threaded hose fitting at the water inlet valve is blocked.Clean the filter in the threaded hose fitting.
The water inlet hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed.Check the water inlet hose connection.
The dishwasher will not drain.The siphon is blocked.Clean out the siphon.
The water drain hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed.Check the water drain hose connection.
The programme does not startThe dishwasher door has not been properly closed.Close the door.
The main plug is not plugged in.Insert the mains plug.
The fuse has blown in the household fuse box.Replace the fuse.
For dishwasher models with delay start option:If dishes are to be washed immediately, cancel the delay start.
Delay start has been selected.
There is a whistling noise during washingThe whistling is not a cause for concern.Use a different brand of detergent.

Zanussi ZDF231 dishwasher troubleshooting

Fault code and malfunctionPossible cause and solution
• continuous flashing of the start/cancel indicator light• The water tap is blocked or furred with limescale Clean the water tap
• 1 flash of the end of programme indicator light The dishwasher does not fill with water• The water tap is turned off Turn the water tap on
• The filter (where present) in the threaded hose fit- ting at the water inlet valve is blocked
Clean the filter in the threaded hose
• The water inlet hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed
Check the water drain hose connection
• continuous flashing of the start/cancel indicator light• The sink spigot is blocked Clean out the sink spigot
• 2 flashes of the end of programme indicator light The dishwasher will not drain• The water drain hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed
Check the water drain hose connection
• continuous flashing of the start/cancel indicator light• Anti-flood device is activated
• 3 flashes of the end of programme indicator lightClose the water tap and contact your local Service
Force Center.
• The programme does not start• The dishwasher’s door has not been properly closed
Close the door
• The main plug is not plugged in Insert the main plug
• The fuse has blown out in the household fuse box Replace the fuse
• Delay start has been set
If dishes are to be washed immediately, cancel the delay start
The dishes are not clean• The wrong washing programme has been selected.
• The dishes are arranged in such a way as to stop water reaching all parts of the surface. The baskets must not be overloaded.
• The spray arms do not rotate freely due to incorrect arrangement of the load.
• The filters in the base of the washing compartment are dirty or incorrectly positioned.
• Too little or no detergent has been used.
• Where there are limescales deposits on the dishes; the salt container is empty or the incorrect level of the water softener has been set.
• The drain hose connection is not correct.
• The salt container cap is not properly closed.
The dishes are wet and dull• Rinse aid was not used.
• The rinse aid dispenser is empty.
There are streaks, milky spots or a bluish coating on glasses and dishes• Decrease rinse aid dosing.
Water drops have dries onto glasses and dishes• Increase rinse aid dosing.
• The detergent may be the cause. Contact the detergent manufacturer s consumer care line.

Zanussi DA4131 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

SymptomSolution
The machine will not start• The door has not been properly closed.
• The plug is not properly inserted in the power socket.
• There is a power failure.
The machine does not fill with water• Ensure the water tap is open.
• Ensure the mains water supply has not been cut off.
• The inlet hose may be squashed or bent. Reposition the hose.
• The inlet hose may be blocked. Switch off the water supply and clean the filter.
The filters are blocked• Clean the filters
The spray arms are not rotating• Ensure the crockery is loaded correctly.
The dishwasher will not drain• The drain hose may be squashed or bent. Reposition the hose.
• The sink may be blocked. Clear any blockages.
• The drain hose extension is not correct.
• There is no vent in the end of the drain hose.
The machine is noisy• Dishes are rattling against each other
• The spray arms are knocking against the dishes.
The door is difficult to close• The dishwasher is not level, or not properly built-in.
Visible lime deposits or white film on the dishes• Check that there is salt and that the salt cap is tight.
• Check that the right level of the water softener is set.
The dishes are not quite dry• The rinse aid has run out or too little is being used.
The dishes are not clean (poor wash)• The baskets are too full.
• The dishes have not been arranged properly.
• The spray arms do not rotate
• The spray arms are clogged.
• The filters are clogged.
• The filters are not in the correct position.
• Not enough detergent has been used or it is unsuitable.
• The detergent is old or has gone hard.
• The salt container cap is not properly closed.
• The washing programme selected is too gentle.

Zanussi DE4944 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Fault code / malfunctionPossible causeSolutions
- Indicator light of the programme in progress is flashing. - 1 flash of the end of programme indicator light. The machine does not fill with water.The water tap is blocked or furred with limescale.Clean the water tap.
The water tap is turned off.Turn the water tap on.
The filter (where present) in the threaded hose fitting at the water inlet valve is blocked.Clean the filter in the threaded hose fitting.
The water inlet hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed.Check the water inlet hose connection.
- Indicator light of the programme in progress is flashing. - 2 flashes of the end of programme indicator light. The dishwasher will not drain.The siphon is blocked.Clean out the siphon.
The water drain hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed.Check the water drain hose connection.
- Indicator light of the programme in progress is flashing. - 3 flashes of the end of programme indicator light.Protection against flooding is active.Close the water tap and contact the service centre.

Zanussi U05019 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
The Machine will not startthe door is correctly closed;
the water tap is full open;
the plug is perfectly inserted in the wall socket;
the fuses of the wiring system are not blown
The machine will not drainthe drain hose is not kinked (bent);
the filter is not clogged
The crockery does not come out cleanthe detergent used is suitable for dishwashers and the quantity dispensée is the right one;
the crockery is correctly arranged in the baskets;
the sprayarms turn freely and the nozzles are not obstructed;
the filter is clean
There are limestone deposits on the crockerythere is enough salt in the container;
the rinse aid supply is not depleted;
the quantity of rinse dispensed is not insufficient

Zanussi ZDF1000 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible solution
There are whitish streaks or bluish layers on glasses and dishes.■ The release quantity of rinse aid is too much. Adjust the rinse aid selector to a lower position.
■ The quantity of detergent is too much.
There are stains and dry water drops on glasses and dishes.■ The released quantity of rinse aid is not sufficient. Adjust the rinse aid selector to a higher position.
■ The quality of the rinse aid can be the cause.
The dishes are wet.■ The programme does not have a drying phase or has a drying phase with low temperature.
■ The rinse aid dispenser is empty.
■ The quality of the rinse aid can be the cause.