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Swan Dishwasher Problems And Troubleshooting

Swan dishwashers have great washing and drying results but occasionally experience operating malfunctions.

Take a look at a range of Swan dishwasher problems and troubleshooting here…

Swan dishwasher troubleshooting

Swan dishwasher flashing lights

Common issues for your dishwasher lights flashing include a faulty heating element or heating element assembly. If the water doesn’t reach the proper temperature after a set time a light on the control panel will flash indicating that the heating element may have burned out and need replacing.

A defective touchpad can also cause lights to flash which often relates to some or none of the buttons responding correctly. It’s possible that the entire touchpad and control panel are at fault here.

You may also find that as the dishwasher lights flash there is also an error code displayed in the window which can identify the fault with the help of your user manual.

Swan dishwasher not draining

If your dishwasher won’t drain this could be due to the filters being obstructed. Filters need to be properly maintained for your appliance to run efficiently and can become easily blocked as they trap food particles and excess grease.

If the drain hose is kinked or blocked this will also result in your dishwasher being unable to drain. This component carries dirty water away and any blockage will prevent this from happening. Bear in mind that the hose is generally connected to the same drain line as your kitchen sink so the problem may lie there.

A damaged drain pump will prevent water from draining after the wash cycle. Debris that finds its way into the pump can cause the rotor that increases the pressure and flow to jam and stop the pump from working.

Swan dishwasher not cleaning

If this issue isn’t caused by incorrect loading or the programme selected is not powerful enough it could be a problem with the spray arms. They need to be able to rotate freely to work and the spray arm jets can easily become blocked if the filter combination in the base of your appliance isn't fitted correctly or is also blocked.

Any cloudiness on your glassware can be a combination of soft water and too much detergent which can be addressed with a short wash cycle.

Swan dishwasher not drying

An unsatisfactory drying result can be caused by improper loading, too little rinse-aid, unloading your dishwasher immediately after washing, or selecting the wrong programme.

Other issues can relate to a defective heating element or the high-limit thermostat that’s a safety device preventing the heating elements from getting too hot. If this part malfunctions, it can shut the heating element off before the dishes are dry.

Swan dishwasher fault codes

When some malfunctions occur your dishwasher will display an error code to warn you of any issues. These codes include:

  • E1: a longer inlet time indicating that the water intake is restricted, the water inlet valve is defective, or the water pressure is too low.
  • E4: an overflow has been detected meaning that an element of your appliance is leaking.

Depending on your model error codes may display as P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 or a combination of these as shown below:

  • P1, P2, and P5 lit: this indicates an inadequate water supply
  • P2, P4, and P5 lit: water is continuously entering your appliance
  • P3, P4, and P5 lit: water is unable to drain
  • P1, P3, P4, and P5 lit: water temperature can’t be reached
  • P2, P3, P4, and P5 lit: water overflow switch has been activated
  • All five lit: indicates a fault on the module
  • P1, P3, and P5 lit: this is an overheating error
  • P1, P4, and P5 lit: showing a faulty heater sensor

Need Swan dishwasher repairs in London?

Simply contact your local domestic appliance repair specialists and book your Swan dishwasher repair at a time that suits you!