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Fisher & Paykel dishwasher error codes and spare partsThese are the most common fault or error codes used in Fisher And Paykel's Dishdrawer dishwasher and most of them use the same fault or error codes when they have a problem or a spare part fails. These codes are used on all Dishdrawer including the badged models from Whirlpool and John Lewis etc. to the best of our knowledge.

These fault codes for Fisher And Paykel dishdrawer dishwasher models models will displayed as a digital code, exactly as you will see below, in an LED or LCD panel or display on the front of the dishwasher. For dishwasher models that do not have an LED or LCD display please see this set of error codes.

Before you start any investigation of the fault or even open up anything on your F&P dishwasher please read and fully understand this article in full and pay particular attention to the safety and information notices at the bottom of this page as they contain extremely important information!

Please remember to support our site by buying Fisher And Paykel spares from our spare part store and, if you decide that you really need an engineer please support the local repairers that help make this site possible, you can use our engineer search to find a local repairer.

  Fisher And Paykel Dishdrawer Dishwasher Fault Codes

Like other fault codes these written for dishwasher repairers and not for the general public by Fisher And Paykel and they assume a certain level of competence on the part of the user in diagnostic routines. We have added some notes to try to assist you in determining the nature of the fault you have but, you will still need to investigate each failure on its own merits. For more help and advice on fault finding on a dishwasher please refer to our basic fault finding guide from this link before you begin.

Please check that any Fisher And Paykel dishwasher spares recommended are suitable for use on your particular model and production code or serial number. If you are unsure about the suitability of any spare part please ask to ensure that you get the correct spares for your dishwasher. Please, don't guess or assume as spares can be altered on a production run with the same model number having several different alternative components used.

F1 Flood switch activated for more than six seconds


F2 The motor has not been detected as roating


F3 Water temperature detected as over 85˚C or 185˚F


F4 No temperature increase detected while the element is energised


F9 Electronics failure, EEPROM access error


U1 Dishdrawer failed to fill with water after approximtely three minutes


  Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer Fun

Get your Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer to play a tune.

  1. Open one of the drawers and press POWER and release, then press and hold both the ADVANCE (located inside the drawer on the left) and the POWER button at the same time for a few seconds
  2. The LCD screen segments should start flashing (including some you may have not seen before) and the back-light will flash 

  3. Now press the START/PAUSE button and your dishwasher will play a tune!! (The one used on the New Zealand F&P television commercial we think)
  4. To reset your Dish drawer, disconnect the power supply for 10 seconds

The Fisher & Paykel development boys were obviously bored that day, and we're happy about that for the amusement provided by them.

  More Dishwasher Help, Advice & Guidance

Should you need more help and guidance please use the links from this article as most of them will help you to understand your Fisher & Paykel dishwasher a lot better and probably very much help you in diagnosing the fault you have. Of course there are many other articles on the site that will also help you do this.

In addition you can post in our help and advice forums after registering but please do pay heed to the information below before doing so and read the guides, they are there to help you. But if you are in any doubt at all or don't think you are up to diagnosing the fault yourself please click here to find a local dishwasher engineer.

You must understand certain things before you begin or attempt any repairs on your own and we want to make these points clear to anyone that decides to investigate one of these or any other dishwashers:

  • We are not responsible for your safety, you are and by using this guide you accept that and accept that any damage that you may cause and work undertaken is entirely at your own risk.
  • We will advise the common causes of the fault codes but we cannot guarantee that any parts or work recommended will resolve the issue. It is entirely your responsibility to diagnose your particular problem and resolve it.
  • We are not responsible for you buying spares that do not resolve the problem, this is down to your own diagnosis not ours.
  • No warranty is inferred, implied or given.

You also have to understand that dishwasher fault or error codes are not a "magic bullet", they will not tell you what the problem is, they will only offer you an indication of where the problem lies and they are no substitute for good old fashioned diagnostic skills. You can find out more about what fault codes actually tell you in this article. So please be well aware that, even with this new found knowledge you will still have to actually be capable of investigating and diagnosing the problem and this means adhering to basic appliance safety for working on them.

Please note that manufacturers can and do change fault codes without notice and we cannot guarantee that these error codes will apply to your particular model as all codes apply to a wide range of appliances and not normally any one specific model. To determine if these fault codes do apply to your particular Fisher & Paykel dishwasher model please post a request to confirm this in the forums.

Jo Culbertson
I have the message F83 on the rinse cycle on my top dish drawer. I can open the drawer and there is about 1-2 inches of water. I cannot find any reference anywhere relating to this error code
andy jankowski
dishwasher DD60DA
i have a fault code of F83 on my brand new dishwasher and have no idea what this means. can you help?
No idea at all on the new models, if you use the forums and ask there one of the guys may know.
Graham Smith
HiHave a dual dishwasher that a registered tech has repaired twice within the last month. He replace panel LED controllers.Today I have F1 fault displayed on the top draw, but the water is flowing rapidly into the bottom draw. Bottom draw display is normal. Are the controllers’ in each drawer able to communicate to each other?I am an electrician and at this time will try, if possible, to make my own repairs.Has anyone a suggestion that will assist me, and inform me if the controllers do relate to each other?Thanks
My dishwasher makes it to 63/70minute mark, Flashing back and forth while displaying PE/PC. Heelp
key lock comes how do i get rid off it
the water softener has just been replaced on my FK Dish Drawer dishwasher. The mechanic tested the system with the short time test and said all was ok. the tubes behind the drawer tangled when I first tried to use it so the mechanice put that right and then said it was ok. on the first wash F1 appeared.nFlood switch has been activated.Is there a simple manoeuvre to clear that problem?
Kenneth Watt
Please ask in the forums but F4 is basically a no heating fault so probably an element problem.
gary leater
Hi, my dishwasher draw is not pumping out all the water on a full wash cycle and it flashes f4 can anyone please advise me on how to fix it
thomas kaim
Have model DD6031 --Wrapped 2 drawer with only 3 buttons on each drawer--dishwasher starts on its own.Blinking yellow light above the middle button--tried unplugging for 10 seconds --no better

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