At some point, your Beko dishwasher is going to seem like it isn’t working. Most times, there isn’t exactly a malfunction but it may get stuck in a cycle or a door latch isn’t closing properly. Before you contact Beko customer support, you should try resetting your Beko dishwasher.
Resetting a Beko dishwasher is easy since it only involves pressing the Start Stop button for three to five seconds. It will then make some noise if it needs to drain the water from the dishwasher cycle and go to standby mode. There are some minor mechanical malfunctions that require a different type of resetting.
In this article, I will go over several of the things you need to know to reset your Beko dishwasher.
Resetting a dishwasher door issue
A very common occurrence that requires you to reset your Beko dishwasher is the door not closing properly. This could happen because you simply didn’t close it with enough force for the latch to lock, or there could be something else keeping the door from closing.
Before you reset the dishwasher, you need to make sure that the door can close securely. If it doesn’t close then check the door lock assembly for any obstructions. There could be some food or something else in there causing the door to not close properly.
There could even be a problem with the door lock assembly that prevents the door from closing. See if it is loose and needs to be tightened up. If you do manage to get the door completely closed then you can start the reset process and move to the next dishwashing cycle.
To reset a Beko after having closed the door you need to press and hold the Start Stop button for three seconds. Release it and then hold it down again for another ten seconds.
Doing this replicates what a reset button would do when you want to reset your Beko appliance.
Reset a Beko that has excess water
There is a safety feature on every Beko dishwasher that helps prevent flooding appliances. This anti-flood feature has a sensor that will detect excess water and shut the machine off in the middle of a dishwashing cycle. If you know the appliance isn’t flooding then you will need to clear the water and reset the device.
However, there is no reset button to be able to do this. It involves having to either contact Beko customer support and schedule a service call with a technician or try to fix it yourself. It is one of the minor mechanical malfunctions that occasionally happen.
The first thing to do is turn the power off with the circuit breaker switch to make sure there is no risk of electrocution. Then, turn the machine over to expose the bottom and remove the panel.
Using your owner’s manual you should be able to identify the sensors that trigger the anti-flood warning. Clean them off thoroughly so they will work normally again. There may also be some water in this compartment that needs to be cleaned up.
Replace the panel and then screw it back in. You’ll now need to check the anti-flood collection area located behind a panel on the side of the machine. This is where the water is drained away so the leak doesn’t come out of the machine and damage anything outside of it.
If there is any water inside the collection area, use a towel or sponge to mop it up and then close it back up again.
Once everything is tidied up and closed, restore power by turning the circuit breaker switch back on and reset it by pressing and holding the Start Stop button for three seconds, releasing it, and then repeating this for ten seconds and releasing it once again.
How to do a hard reset on a Beko dishwasher
There are times when doing things the easiest way is not going to get the job done. To clear minor mechanical malfunctions there is a factory reset also called a hard reset that needs to be performed. For instance, if you have already tried to do a regular reset where you press and hold the Stop Start button for three seconds and then repeat again for 10 seconds but it still won’t budge then you should try the hard reset.
A hard reset Beko dishwasher procedure is as simple as a regular one; it just needs a bit more patience. Start by flipping the circuit breaker switch to shut off the power. Leave it off for at least 60 seconds so that any of the energy stored in the inboard computer will release. Once released all the data stored will also be gone so you can start fresh with the original factory presets.
After you’ve waited the appropriate amount of time, turn the power back on and then press and hold the Start Stop button again. This time you should only need to press it for three to five seconds to clear the malfunction.
If the electronic control panel still shows some lights flashing then you didn’t reset it as the problem wasn’t cleared.
When your Beko dishwasher won’t reset
Most dishwashers will reset and allow you to move on to a new dishwasher cycle without having to do anything aside from pressing a few buttons. There are times when the issues are bigger and your reset doesn’t help you. If you’ve tried frequent resets and still can’t restart it then you need to do some troubleshooting.
The electronic control panel will help you identify the problem you are likely having. For instance, you may see the first light lit up which means that the machine isn’t filling before it times out. The second light means that there is a problem with the water sensor. The third light signifies that the water isn’t heating up correctly.
When you see the first two lights lit simultaneously on the control panel then it means that you need to have the machine serviced by a qualified technician.
There are also LED lights that give you a fault code that has a specific issue that you need to deal with. Many of them are easy enough to troubleshoot yourself while others require a technician to take care of.
E01 Ð Dishwasher doesn’t rinse
When the dishwasher isn’t rinsing it is usually caused by a filter that is clogged. Since there is a lot of debris that gets cleaned off of your plates, it is only a matter of time before the filter gets full of sludge and water can’t pass through. Cleaning the filter regularly will prevent this error code so make sure you make it a part of your maintenance routine.
You can locate the filter under the lower rack at the bottom of the dishwasher. Remove it and then rinse it under warm water. If it is seriously clogged then you should use a soft brush to gently scrub it so it doesn’t get damaged. Reinstall it when it is clean and then do a reset to clear the error code and start a new dishwashing cycle.
E02 – Water is not draining properly
A dirty filter will prevent water from passing through and could also trip up the E02 fault code. If you see this code then first check the hose, however. Since a dirty filter is likely to trip the E01 code it should be the last thing you check if you see the E02.
The first place to look is the drain hose if it attaches to the under sink drain pipe. Since there are usually things placed under a sink, the hose can easily be bent or moved to a position in which it drains poorly by accident.
If the hose looks fine then you could also have a blockage in the drain pipe itself so see if your sink is also draining slowly as this signals that it is indeed the drain pipe causing the problem.
In the worst-case scenario, it is a faulty drain pump that is causing the water to not drain properly. In this case, it is best to call a technician to fix it.
E04 – Water not filling
If you had a problem with the water not draining then seeing an E04 error could be related since it can affect the water pressure. Make sure that the water pressure is running between 0.3 bars and 10 bars of pressure. If the water pressure looks fine then check the water supply.
If you find there is not much water flowing from the sink faucet then this can be a problem. You should also see if your low-flow faucets are too low to register with the sensors of the machine since the pressure is too low.
There could also be a bend or kink in the water inlet hose that supplies water to your dishwasher. Check it before giving the filter a look as this is usually the reason for the error code.
H7 – Water not heating correctly
This is a common problem if your dishwasher is an older model. The heating element won’t last forever and at some point, it will struggle to heat the water correctly. When it fails it can mean that it doesn’t get hot enough and the error code is triggered since your dishes won’t get cleaned and sanitized.
The other problem that might occur due to a faulty and failing heating element is that it overheats the water to a dangerous temperature so the machine shuts down in the middle of a wash cycle.
Unfortunately, this is a job that is best left to the professionals so call for an appointment with a qualified technician to take care of it.
When you need to reset your Beko dishwasher it may seem intimidating. It is as easy as can be and it usually clears up whatever problem you were having previously. Luckily, when you are armed with the information you don’t have to panic and call for an expensive service appointment.