Any dishwasher repair specialists here?

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Found 29th May
Long story short - I have just installed a newish graded integrated dishwasher, and have a problem with excessive condensation on the door after the wash cycle.

I can post more details here if there is anyone on HUKD who can offer qualified advice
thanks
EliTom
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I would suggest posting more details and your issue is likely to be the door seal.
OK, here goes – looking for some help / advice from those knowledgeable in dishwashers.


Recently replaced a 10+ year old Electrolux ESL-424 integrated slim line dishwasher with another “graded” Blomberg LDVS2284. The old one was getting very noisy.


The problem I seem to have with the new one is excessive condensation on the upper edge of the door after the cycle has finished. After leaving the door closed for 15-20 mins after the cycle finishes (red floor light goes out), when the door is opened the top edge is really very wet and is now staining the solid wood décor door panel. The retailer says this is normal;, but we never had this problem with the old one – installed in the same location with the same door.

The odd thing is that if we open the door as soon as the cycle finishes, the problem is not so bad, so this made me think that the “condensation evacuation” system maybe at fault. I have removed the side panels to check if there is anything obvious, but I am unsure how this system works. On the right side there is a large clear plastic channel that appears to connect to the sump pump and the pipe connecting it to the sump pump has water in it. The plastic channel appears empty. On the left side is a more sophisticated plastic channel with various connections, and this is almost full with water. Is this correct?

My understanding about door seals is that they are splash seals only and are not designed to be fully water tight. The steam / condensations is supposed to be extracted from the machine via the aforementioned plastic channels - again, is this correct?


Any other ideas? I am very happy with the price I paid and the wash quality, but I fear that the door panel will eventually become sodden and deteriorate


Many thanks


EliTom

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New dishwashers are usually supplied with a plastic strip to stick to the underside of the worktop. This is to cope with the inevitable warm/moist air when the door is opened. Did you get this with the graded goods?

I have another make (Miele) and that has a known problem with a drainage tube under the front panel getting clogged. Taking the panel off and flushing the tube is easy if boring every once in a while
Edited by: "ccnp" 29th May
Sounds like maybe the door is not closing properly. The latch try adjusting it and bringing it in more so the door can seal better. The latch I'm talking about is the metal bar that goes into the door lock lock. You can unscrew it a little and adjust it slightly.
elitom5 h, 10 m ago

OK, here goes – looking for some help / advice from those knowledgeable i …OK, here goes – looking for some help / advice from those knowledgeable in dishwashers.Recently replaced a 10+ year old Electrolux ESL-424 integrated slim line dishwasher with another “graded” Blomberg LDVS2284. The old one was getting very noisy.The problem I seem to have with the new one is excessive condensation on the upper edge of the door after the cycle has finished. After leaving the door closed for 15-20 mins after the cycle finishes (red floor light goes out), when the door is opened the top edge is really very wet and is now staining the solid wood décor door panel. The retailer says this is normal;, but we never had this problem with the old one – installed in the same location with the same door. The odd thing is that if we open the door as soon as the cycle finishes, the problem is not so bad, so this made me think that the “condensation evacuation” system maybe at fault. I have removed the side panels to check if there is anything obvious, but I am unsure how this system works. On the right side there is a large clear plastic channel that appears to connect to the sump pump and the pipe connecting it to the sump pump has water in it. The plastic channel appears empty. On the left side is a more sophisticated plastic channel with various connections, and this is almost full with water. Is this correct?My understanding about door seals is that they are splash seals only and are not designed to be fully water tight. The steam / condensations is supposed to be extracted from the machine via the aforementioned plastic channels - again, is this correct?Any other ideas? I am very happy with the price I paid and the wash quality, but I fear that the door panel will eventually become sodden and deteriorateMany thanksEliTomRead more: https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/help-blomberg-ldvs2284-integrated-dishwasher-%E2%80%93-excessive-steam-condensation-on-door-after-cycle-end.503417/#ixzz5GrtzNxwc



To be fair the newer machine I bought to replace a broken older unit is also nowhere near as good at removing the condensation. I mean there’s not loads but it’s much more noticeable. I tend to just open the door once it’s finished and it clears out that way. There may be an extraction vent covered by film from newbut other than that you might have to live with it.
I had something similar with a Bosch, took ages to sort as I thought the seal was faulty. Turned out that the floor wasnt perfectly levelmso was twisting the washer ever so slighly so the door didnt seal fully.

take a spirit level and adjust the feet at the front and back to level it in both directions
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