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Asko Dishwasher Not Working

It’s never a good feeling when you realize that your dishwasher is not working. The first question we ask ourselves is why the dishwasher is not working.

If your Asko dishwasher not working, make sure the Child Lock is not on, ensure the door latch is clear of obstructions and is working properly, reset the dishwasher to clear out any error codes or commands that are stuck mid-cycle.

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There are a variety of reasons why your Asko dishwasher is not working correctly. This article will address some of those issues and how you can troubleshoot the issue.

Asko Dishwasher Not Starting

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Dishwashers are not very useful if they do not start. What does it mean when your Asko dishwasher is not starting?

If your Asko dishwasher is not starting, check the thermal fuse to see if it has blown. If the dishwasher is overheating, the fuse will blow, shutting off the dishwasher, preventing it from catching on fire.

Other common reasons why the dishwasher will not start involve the door, the control board, and the timer.

Door Switch

The door switch is a safety feature on all Asko dishwashers. When the door is closed, the switch is engaged and sends a signal to the electrical control board that it is safe for the dishwasher to begin the selected wash cycle.

When the switch is defective, the dishwasher will not start even though the door is securely closed. A multimeter tool will help you determine if the switch is defective or not.

Door Latch

The door latch is another safety feature of the Asko dishwasher. The latch is what keeps the door securely closed.

If the latch is broken, bent, or jammed, the door will not shut properly and the control board will not be signaled to start the wash cycle.

Control Board

The control board is the brain of the dishwasher. It sends out the commands to all the working components of the dishwasher. If the control board is defective, no commands will be sent out and the dishwasher will not start.


The touchpad is how you tell the control board what you want the dishwasher to do. If the touchpad is not working, the dishwasher will not work correctly.

Press various buttons to see if they respond. If some respond and others do not, the touchpad needs to be replaced. If no buttons respond, the touchpad and control board both need to be replaced.


The timer controls much more than the start time of the wash cycle. The timer controls the power supplied to each component, signaling when it is time for that part to start working.

If the timer is not working correctly, the dishwasher motor, for example, will not receive the voltage needed to turn on.

Asko Dishwasher Not Cleaning Top Rack/Bottom Rack

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You go to unload the dishwasher, only to discover that the dishes are not clean. The reason why the dishes on top and bottoms are not clean is a simple one.

If your Asko dishwasher not cleaning top rack/bottom rack, inspect the spray arm for food debris or hard water buildup. The spray arm can easily be removed and cleaned. Add a water softener to your dishwasher to prevent future buildup of hard water.

Detergent plays a crucial role in cleaning the dishes but if there is an issue with water, the dishes will not become clean .

Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve does as the name says – it is the valve that lets water into the dishwasher. If the valve is clogged or not open fully, there will not be enough water coming into the dishwasher to clean the dishes on both the top and bottom racks.

A qualified plumber can safely diagnose the issue and replace the water valve if the issue is due to low water pressure or bad pipes.

Circulation and Pump Motor

The circulation pump is what forces water through the spray arm. If the motor is making a humming noise, the pump or one of its components such as the wash impeller, is not working correctly. The spray arm will not be able to spray water throughout the dishwasher, cleaning the dishes.

Asko Dishwasher Not Draining

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Is water sitting inside the bottom of your Asko dishwasher? This is why the dishwasher is not draining.

If your Asko dishwasher not draining, the drain impeller could be broken, the drain pump is not working, or the drain hose is clogged. Each of these components are responsible for forcing water out of the dishwasher.

When diagnosing why the dishwasher is not draining, two other areas to investigate are the garbage disposal and the check valve.

Garbage Disposal

If your dishwasher was recently installed and is connected to the garbage disposer, make sure the drain plug in the disposer has been removed. It is also common for the garbage disposer to become clogged with food. Remove the drain hose from the garbage disposer and clean the hose.

Check Ball and Valve

The check ball is a small plastic ball inside of the check valve that keeps dirty water from coming into the dishwasher after it has been drained. If the ball or valve become stuck, water will either not be able to drain from the dishwasher or it will flow back in.

Asko Dishwasher Not Heating

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Are you not getting a steam facial when you open the dishwasher after the dry cycle? Here are some reasons why your Asko dishwasher is not heating.

If your Asko dishwasher not heating, the vent fan motor is not working, or the heating element and assembly has failed. The thermostat may also be defective, shutting off the heating element before it reaches the correct temperature to dry the dishes.


The thermostat inside the dishwasher is what ensures the heating element turns on and heats the dishwasher to the correct temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element could be signaled to shut off prematurely.

Control Board

The control board is the brain of the dishwasher. If the control board is defective or has loose wires, electrical signals are not being sent to each component. The dry cycle may be selected, but the command is not being sent.

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Asko Dishwasher Keeps Stopping

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Do you start the dishwasher, only to discover that it keeps stopping? Here are some common reasons why this is happening.

If your Asko dishwasher keeps stopping, the door latch could be loose, the thermal fuse is shorting out, the electronic control board is shorting out, the water inlet valve is not open or is clogged, or the power cord is loosely connected to the outlet.

Another reason why your Asko dishwasher will keep stopping is if water has been detected in the basin underneath the dishwasher. The anti-flood sensors will activate, shutting the dishwasher off so the dishwasher does not flood.

You can test this possibility by pulling the dishwasher out and tilting it backwards 45 degrees. If water comes out, there is a leak somewhere between the dishwasher and the inlet valve that needs immediate attention.

Asko Dishwasher Keeps Beeping

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We like when the dishwasher beeps to let us know the dishes are clean, but it is annoying when the dishwasher keeps beeping. Before you put the dishwasher on the curb, here are some suggestions to try.

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If your Asko dishwasher keeps beeping, disconnect the dishwasher from its power source for at least 10 seconds. This will allow the dishwasher to reset and will clear out any stored error codes and stuck commands.

Asko dishwashers will also beep to signal that something is not correct. One common trigger for beeping is if the door was opened before a cycle was completed.

Opening the door during a cycle will cause the last command to become stuck in the control board’s memory. Resetting the dishwasher will clear out the old command.

Asko Dishwasher Keeps Draining

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The dishwasher is designed to drain both the dirty and clean water out of the dishwasher. What is not normal is for the dishwasher to keep draining.

Drain Pump and Hose

The first place to start troubleshooting this issue is the drain pump and hose. The drain pump can easily be cleaned of food or other debris that is preventing the pump from draining water out of the dishwasher.

A clog in the drain hose will also prevent water from flowing out of the dishwasher. Make sure the drain hose is not pinched or kinked and that it is free of any clogs.


If, after trying the above suggestions, your Asko dishwasher continues to keep draining, try resetting the dishwasher to clear out any error codes and refresh the control board.

You can reset the dishwasher two ways. One way is by pressing and holding the ‘Start/Stop’ button for 3 seconds. The second way is by unplugging the dishwasher from its power source for at least 5 minutes.

If your Asko dishwasher keeps draining, the float switch could be stuck. The float switch rises and falls, keeping the water level at the correct depth to prevent overflowing. A stuck float switch will continually signal that the water level is too high and the dishwasher will drain.

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