Because many homeowners use their dishwasher on a daily basis, it can be extremely frustrating when an issue develops that prevents it from operating properly. If you own an Asko dishwasher, there are certain problems that are more likely to occur than others. However, it is not always necessary to call a service technician to repair your dishwasher. Take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the more common problems that an Asko dishwasher may experience, and you may save yourself time and money the next time the appliance breaks down.
Dishwasher Does Not Start
On some occasions, you may find that your Asko dishwasher does not start. Check to make sure that the appliance's power cord is plugged into a working outlet and that the dishwasher has been turned on. A tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse may also prevent your dishwasher from starting, so look to see if your breaker needs to be reset or a fuse replaced. Examine the dishwasher's door to make sure it is shut properly as well, because the dishwasher will not operate if the door is not securely closed. The dishwasher's water supply valve must also be opened, and the supply line must be properly connected for the appliance to start. In addition, some Asko dishwashers have a delay feature that allows users to delay the start of the dishwasher's cycle. Check to see if this option has been accidentally turned on.
Dishwasher Does Not Fill
In some instances, an Asko dishwasher may turn on, but the basin does not fill with the necessary water to effectively run a cycle. Typically, a dishwasher's failure to fill is due to a water supply issue. Verify that the dishwasher's water supply valve is open, and examine the feed line for any kinks or crimps that might prevent water from reaching the appliance. If you live in an area with low water pressure, the appliance's water inlet time may need to be adjusted. Consult the manufacturer for instructions on how to make this change. Electronic Asko dishwashers are also equipped with an overflow-detect system, which stops the circulation pump and activates the drain pump so the basin does not fill. Flashing lights on the control panel will alert you if the overflow protection system has been activated.
Cycle Runs Too Long
If you notice that your Akso dishwasher is running cycles that seem longer than usual, there may be an issue with the temperature of its water supply. Water with a temperature below 120 degrees must be heated by the dishwasher so that it meets the temperature requirements for the appliance's various programs. If your water is too cold, the cycles will run longer because additional time is required to heat it. Raising the settings on your water heater may help decrease cycle times for the dishwasher. Consult the manufacturer if you adjust your water heater settings and the dishwasher is still running longer than normal cycles.
Suds Leak From Dishwasher
In some cases, suds or soap bubbles may leak from an Asko dishwasher. Usually, this is due to an issue with the type of detergent being used in the dishwasher. Asko recommends that only unscented, granular detergent be used in its dishwashers because liquids may create excessive suds. Be sure to always use fresh detergent in your dishwasher, and do not overfill the detergent dispenser. In general, 1 tsp. of detergent during prewash and 1 to 2 tbsp. during the main wash is sufficient. If you live in an area with soft water, you may require less. For hard water, use approximately 2 to 3 tbsp. of detergent during the main wash. In addition, make sure that your dishwasher is level, as suds may splash from the basin during operation if the appliance is not on an even surface.