Electrolux dishwasher error code i60

i60 error code signals that there is no heating of water (or its overheating) in the Electrolux dishwasher:

  • the heating element is defective, the safety thermostat has triggered;
  • wiring is out of order;
  • the thermal sensor is broken;
  • the level of water circulating is low in the appliance;
  • circulation pump has failed;
  • control card has malfunctioned.

Electrolux dishwasher error code i60 (or 60)

Possible reasons error code i60 in Electrolux dishwasher

Problems with water heating in the Electrolux dishwashers are not a rarity. This happens due to the fact that several components are responsible for this function. The main part is the heating element.

Electrolux Dishwasher Inline Heater

Actually, the failure of a flow heater is considered to be a rarity because it is distinguished by quite good reliability. No matter you use ordinary means for washing dishes or those that soften water. Such device will easily last for 10 years or more.

However, if the Electrolux dishwasher does not heat water, this is not always related to the heating element. If we delve into the device of the Electrolux dishwasher and track the heating circuit, we will see that the heating depends on the heater, the water level sensor (pressure switch), the temperature sensor, and the pump sensor of the circulation pump. And, of course, directly from the control module, which analyzes all received signals and, based on this, sets the desired operating mode of the heater.

There are cases when water in the Electrolux dishwasher overheats and is brought to almost boiling. This can also be accompanied by an i60 error code Electrolux dishwasher, which indicates the appearance of a malfunction. In such cases, the control card is usually repaired or the temperature sensor is replaced.

Electrolux Dishwasher pressure switch

The problem with a “floating” heating (unstable heating) is most often found in the dishwashers with a faulty pressure switch. When water enters the pressure switch, the sensor starts to fail, which leads to its incorrect operation. This is often happens due to the contamination of the drain filter grid. Fat prevents water from passing freely to the pump. And the dishwasher tops the water. In addition, we can not exclude the problem with the interruption of the wiring.

The heating element of the dishwasher has burntDishwashers are equipped with a heating element or a flowing water heater. These devices are similar to those used in washing machines, and the principle of their operation is similar to the heating system of electric kettles. Considering the rigidity of the city’s water, the heater is very susceptible to scale and refers to consumables that will eventually be replaced.

The burnt out heating element can’t be repaired, only replacement will solve the problem.

The temperature sensor (thermostat) has failedAll dishwashers are equipped with a thermostat. It is a special sensor that measures the water temperature and sends data to the software module. If this does not happen, the module does not give the heating element a command to heat the water.

The thermostat can be replaced.

The control module is out of orderDishwashers are equipped with a control module that serves as a brain. It analyzes data from other parts of the unit and gives commands. If it is faulty, the command for heating the water may not be given to the heating element.

The control module should be flashed or replaced.

To identify and eliminate the reason why Electrolux dishwasher does not heat water, it is necessary to perform the diagnostics of your appliance, which can be performed by specialists or independently following this scheme: Electrolux dishwasher doesn’t heat up water

This error can be fixed by resetting the instrument settings, as you can see here: how to reset the electrolux dishwasher

If after resetting the device does not start the program correctly:

  • Find out if the error code has changed.
  • If another error code is displayed, check the user guide for details of the new code.
  • If the source code for the fault is displayed, contact an authorized service center.
Author: David Hoover