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Fisher & Paykel DD603-SS -- lower drawer won't close


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#1 appliance anjinsan

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 02:11 PM

The lower drawer on my DD603 has suddenly stopped going in properly.  It slides in part way and then gets difficult to push in, finally stopping completely once it is about 3/4's of the way in.  (I could probably force it the rest of the way, but this would not give me inner peace.) We've got guests visiting and alas, they helped out in the kitchen, so I'm not sure what was done that caused it to start acting that way.
 
I've removed the drawer, and both guides slide in and out perfectly.  The rear, left (when facing the appliance) top of the drawer shows some signs of recent abrasion.  When I had the drawer removed, the part of the appliance that moves down and seals the unit when it is washing seemed to move fairly freely -- not sure if it should or not.
 
Please honor me with pearls of wisdom even though, like Pope B-16, I am an ineffectual means to accomplish this repair.
 
Anjinsan

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:32 PM

Had the drawer been removed prior to this problem occurring? If so, you might have missed one of the drawer supports when you re-inserted the pins.

Another possibility is the drain hose isn't routed correctly and is catching on the back of the drawer.

One last thing to check is the bottom of the drawer. Hard to see on the lower drawer, use a mirror if you need to see. See if the plastic cover on the bottom has come unsnapped and is dragging on the frame.

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 03:40 AM

Bob emailed me his pearls of wisdom:

One of your lid motors has failed. It usually starts out by a heavily labored sound and then the poor lil motor gets so worn out it just quits. BTW, that lil motor is nothing more than a simple little "Hobby" motor, just like the one that spun the little plastic propellor on that Monogram "Phantom P-51 Mustang"

Nothing you can do except replace it. Start off by putting it in diagnostics, (that sheet in the back of the lower drawer will show you how) to see if that motor gets power. If its does, well dat as they say, is dat


 


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:54 PM

I've been meaning to send you this follow up.  About two weeks after you posted your replies, I decided to tackle the task and check on the motor.  Got the drawer removed, manipulated myself into the cabinet . . . when it suddenly dawned on me that the drawer had been completely closed when I removed it!
 
We had a power failure the night before, and the only thing I can figure is that when the power came back on, the unit cycled through and the lid reset itself to the proper position.  It's worked flawlessly ever since.
 
Thanks for your help.
 
Anjinsan




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