Electrolux dishwasher error code C3 and AL4

C3 and AL4 error codes, displayed on the Electrolux dishwasher, point to leakage or / and water that is accumulated on the device’s bottom.

Electrolux dishwasher error code C3 and AL4

The main causes of malfunction

In addition, several factors can cause these problems. The most common are:

  • the hose is placed too high;
  • the pump does not function properly;
  • the liquid level sensor does not work correctly;
  • filters are strongly clogged up.

The main and most common reason why there is water in the dishwasher bottom or in other places is the high position of the hose. As a rule, the problem is caused by incorrect installing. To get rid of the error, just follow the instruction and eliminate the defect.

Another common reason for water in the dishwasher is the broken sensor, which is responsible for the liquid level in the device. You can also fix the problem on your own. To do this, you need to drain water from the appliance. It is recommended to do by gravity, through the drain hose. Then detach the tube, which is connected to the sensor. The elements should be carefully blown through and checked for water remains. In most cases, this problem is easily solved by carrying out a series of such easy actions.

If there is water that got stuck in the dishwasher, the cause of the malfunction may be a pump responsible for aqua removing. Any technical appliances may face this problem, including devices that were released by such renowned manufacturers like Bosch. It should be noted from the very beginning that in this case, it is almost impossible to eliminate the breakage without the help of a specialist. Therefore, we recommend to contact repair service and ask for a qualified held. Only a professional will help to find out the exact reason why the water remains, repair the pump or completely replace it.

Other malfunctions and reasons for C3 and AL4 error codes

When water gets stuck in the dishwasher, checking a pressure switch is recommended. Actually, the equipment is staffed the way that only air can enter the selection chambers. However, often they are clogged with food leftovers. The water is not pumped out of the dishwasher and remains in the filter. At the same time, the tube is perfectly clean. The next actions are recommended in this situation:

  • remove the tube that installed next to the pressure switch;
  • carefully blow it through;
  • check the correct functioning of the level sensor.

Another common problem related to the extra water level in the dishwasher is a constant attempt to drain the collected liquid. As a rule, the cause of the malfunction is in the leakage microswitch. If a float valve presses on it, the water level in the dishwasher is incorrect all the time.

Eliminating the breakdown is fairly straightforward. Since the mechanism is located in the pallet, checking the normal functioning of the part takes a minimum of time. It is necessary to test it at the top and bottom position. The results will be different. When there is water in the pallet, the cause of the malfunction is most often hidden in the failure of this mechanism.

Author: David Hoover