Dishwashers turn the chore of doing the dishes into a nearly effortless task. These appliances are also beneficial for a lot more than convenience when considering that dishwashers are known to use less energy than washing dishes with warm water in the sink by hand. Some AEG dishwasher models also have an eco-friendly mode that amplifies energy reduction even more. So these appliances can help you save time, money, and energy.
But there are times when an AEG dishwasher can fail to work correctly and might need a reset.
You can reset your AEG dishwasher by pressing and holding down the start or on/off button on the control panel for three seconds to clear any previously programmed settings. Thereafter, select a new wash cycle and press start.
However, some AEG models require that you press and hold different buttons for a reset, and it’s still important to understand why your appliance needs a reset.
So read on to learn everything you need to know about resetting your AEG dishwasher.
Resetting Different AEG Dishwashers
If pressing and holding the on/off button or the start button does not reset the appliance, try to press and hold the programme button for three seconds to reset the dishwasher.
Otherwise, press and hold the options button for three seconds.
In some cases, an AEG dishwasher might not respond to this function at all. Try switching the appliance off and then disconnect it from the socket for ten minutes. Then plug the dishwasher back in, switch it on, and try another reset before attempting to run a wash cycle.
Reasons Your AEG Dishwasher Needs A Reset
A simple appliance reset can resolve many common issues with AEG dishwashers. But even so, there are times when you will first need to tend to the appliance before performing a reset to restore dishwasher performance.
The Cycle Won’t Start
If your AEG dishwasher turns on, but the wash cycle won’t start, the machine is likely stuck on a programmed setting and simply needs a factory reset.
The Door Keeps Opening
If the door opens during a cycle, you might need to reset the appliance to start again.
But with this, if you aren’t opening the dishwasher door, there could be a fault with the door latch. Otherwise, the appliance might have the air dry mode switched on. Turn the dishwasher off and switch the presetting off to keep the door closed during the drying phase.
The Appliance Is Not Draining
If the dishwasher doesn’t start because there’s a problem with the drainage system, there could be a clog in the siphon or drain hose. If you have a newer model dishwasher, you will notice a C2 error code on the appliance’s display.
You will need to remove the blockage or fix the hose before resetting the dishwasher. The drain hose, sink spigot, central filter, drain pump, or sump can all become blocked with food particles.
Check the drain hose behind the appliance for kinks and feel along the pipe for blockages. Then open the dishwasher and check the central drain or sump. There should be a small amount of water in the sump. If there is dirty water in the sump flooding the bottom of the dishwasher, there is a blockage.
In some cases, you can loosen the blockage with a pipe cleaner, a drain-cleaning solution of bicarb and vinegar, or a plunger. However, sometimes it’s best to call a technician to remove any blockages causing your appliance to fail.
Using Too Much Or The Wrong Detergent
If you use too much or the wrong type of detergent in your AEG dishwasher, the appliance can produce an excess of foam. The foam and water will leak out from the appliance door, and the machine will pause or show an EF0/EF3 error code.
While you will need to reset the appliance, you must first open the door and remove as much foam as possible.
Only use dishwasher crystals, capsules, or liquid. In addition, you must also use a rinse aid and dishwasher salts. Moreover, remember to use the detergent according to the product’s usage instructions.
When To Contact A Service Center
Even though there’s a good chance your AEG dishwasher only needs a reset, there are some instances when it’s best to contact a service centre or technician to repair your AEG dishwasher.
The Drainage System is Blocked
As mentioned, the drain hose, sink spigot, and central filter can all become blocked with a build-up of food particles.
If you are unable to remove the blockage with DIY options like bicarb and vinegar solution, pipe cleaners, or a small plunger, you will need to reach out to a technician.
There’s A Water Supply Problem
If the appliance is not receiving enough water or no water at all, it will display an e10 error code.
Unless the water supply problem is due to a closed faucet, you might need to contact a technician to replace the water inlet valve time and float switch.
In most cases, a factory reset can restore your AEG dishwasher and help you begin a wash cycle. Other times, you will need to clear a blockage, replace the door latch, use the right detergent, or contact a service centre to have your dishwasher fixed.