Fisher Paykel Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Many homeowners use their dishwasher on a daily basis, so when a problem develops with the appliance, they wish to resolve it as quickly as possible. If you own a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, you may find that you can repair many of the more common problems by yourself. Troubleshooting your dishwasher may be overwhelming initially, but once you learn what to look for, you may actually save yourself time and money.

Examine the spray arms when dishes are not clean.

Not Operating

When your Fisher & Paykel dishwasher will not start, begin by checking to see if its power cord is plugged into a working outlet. Look for a possibly tripped circuit breaker or check fuses to see if you need to replace them. If there is no issue with the power supply, make sure that the dishwasher's door is securely closed. For models that are equipped with a childlock or keylock feature, check to see if either have been engaged. Turn it off by holding down the keylock button until the light above it goes out.

Unclean Dishes

If you notice that your dishes are not cleaned after a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher runs its cycle, check to make sure that you chose the right program for the load. For dishes, pots and pans that are extremely dirty, be sure to use the Heavy program.

You may also want to soak items with heavily baked-on soil prior to loading the dishwasher. Next, make sure that the dishwasher's spray arms, which are located at the bottom of the washer tub, can rotate by removing any items blocking their path. Clean away any debris blocking the holes in the spray arms as well. If the arms are clean and able to rotate, check the detergent. Only use the brands recommended in the dishwasher's user manual and in the suggested amount. Examine the drain filter. If it inserted incorrectly or is blocked, the dishwasher may not operate properly.


When you notice water leaking from your Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, the first thing to check is the drain hose, which must be connected to the waste pipe for the dishwasher to drain properly.

Examine the water inlet hose to make sure that it is securely connected to the dishwasher. If the dishwasher's connection to the waste pipe and water inlet hose are both in order, there may be a leak somewhere else. Call an authorized service center for assistance.

Excessive Motor Noise

If your Fisher & Paykel dishwasher makes excessive motor noises, examine the spray arms at the bottom of the washer tub to see if they are correctly placed. They should be clipped to the mounting valves on the bottom of the tub and will make a clicking sound when they are firmly in place.

To make sure that they are properly placed, rotate them with your hand to see if they move freely. If there is no issue with the spray arms, there may not be sufficient water in the motor area. Typically, this occurs during the dishwasher's first use or after long periods of inactivity. Running a wash program usually increases water to the motor area and reduces motor noises.