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Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« on: July 08, 2009, 11:58:09 AM »
Frigidaire PLD4555RFC0 dishwasher. I am getting an error code that is "er" followed by "ou" which I have been told is a dryer vent problem.  How is is this repaired?

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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 12:06:18 PM »
"er'= Expensive Repair
"ou"= Often underappreciated"  :)

Be on the lookout for a blower/vent assembly, part # 5304467317
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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 12:14:05 PM »
Okay but is there anything else I can check?  What would be wrong with this part?  Do they go out often?

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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 01:29:36 PM »
They go out often enough to be somewhat scarce right now...there's no need to do any further checking, as the control is designed to give you those error codes for a reason. When a technician sees those in the field, he knows right where the problem is.  If you have any diagnostic issues, you'll find the dishwasher manual here.


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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 02:11:35 PM »
Okay.  Are these dishwashers worth repairing?  Are they considered good quality?

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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 06:46:14 AM »
Worth repairing?

Look at it this way...a dishwasher is just a box with a pump on it. How much quality can that involve?

Unless the repairs exceeed half the cost of a new unit, then it is always worth repairing.
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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 10:36:38 AM »
I got the part yesterday.  replacement required removing the dishwasher from under the counter as the vent mechanism is on the top of the tub.  Replacing the vent mechanism did clear the code and allow the washer to run although there is now about 3-4 inches of standing water in the tub that will not drain....any ideas?

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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 10:47:34 AM »
Obviously if it was draining before you uninstalled it, something went awry during the re-install process. Not much to add except check that the drain hose is still routed exactly the same way and not pinched in the cabinet area somewhere.
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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 10:58:20 AM »
I will follow the diagnostics for the drain issues, clean all lines and traps and seals and see if that works. Maybe the control panel is the issue...seems to be alot of reports of that.

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Re: Frigidare Dishwasher vent
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 11:28:32 AM »
not draining...there is standing water in the dishwasher after the cycle is finished.  No error codes displayed.  I removed the dishwasher and checked the drain hose and all fittings for blockage but found none.  Removed drain pump and noted nothing obviously wrong with it.  Anything else that is common to this type of problem?

 

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