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Eumenia Dishwasher Troubleshooting


Dan Carlson
 

Hello, looking for some troubleshooting tips for my Eumenia dishwasher on SM#387.

It powers up, and runs thru the cycle: 1)locks the lid, 2)pumps any residual water out, 3) fills with water, 4) heats the water, 5) drains and repeats the cycle for rinse. But it does not pump and spray any water up on to the dishes.  

I have not tried to remove or access the unit.  I suspect either a pump is Frozen or a capacitor?  

I did not notice and peculiar smells or noises.  We did successfully run it a couple times back November or December? 

Anyone with experience with this that they can share would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387



Leopold Hauer
 

Hi Dan,

we had a similar problem in marinas with 50 hertz. 
Or does it also react like this on gen-set?

If yes I could ask the Austrian dealer for Eumenia ( he is a specialist for this not-any-more-existing brand but doesn’t speak English) if he has an idea about the reason for this nuisance.
His website is: 
www.schabauergmbh.at/geschirrspueler-mini/


Best regards
Leo
Yin Yang
SM 69

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Am 05.04.2021 um 20:07 schrieb Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...>:


Hello, looking for some troubleshooting tips for my Eumenia dishwasher on SM#387.

It powers up, and runs thru the cycle: 1)locks the lid, 2)pumps any residual water out, 3) fills with water, 4) heats the water, 5) drains and repeats the cycle for rinse. But it does not pump and spray any water up on to the dishes.  

I have not tried to remove or access the unit.  I suspect either a pump is Frozen or a capacitor?  

I did not notice and peculiar smells or noises.  We did successfully run it a couple times back November or December? 

Anyone with experience with this that they can share would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387



Gary Silver
 

Hi Dan:  

I recently had similar symptoms on our dishwasher  (SM 335), fixed it to sell the boat.  It indeed was a smoked capacitor on the pump motor.  My experience is that any electrical problem aboard the boat is that any capacitor in the circuit has failed unless proven otherwise.  

Access was by removing the gimbled stove and the crash bar in front of it, removing the Amel cabinetry panel on the forward face of the dishwasher (4 screws as I recall), removing the metal panel on the forward face of the dishwasher (several sheet metal screws), and removing two sheet metal screws on the port side of the bottom panel to allow that panel to drop down somewhat so my hand could reach to the outboard (port) aft side of the enclosure to access the capacitor.  The capacitor is in the far back of the outboard side of the housing below the washer vessel.   It is a stud mount, 5 microfarad 470 VAC  that I obtained from Mouser Electronics (2 including shipping to Puerto Rico for $21 in 2020)   https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/epcos-tdk/b32332i6505j82/?qs=A6ThuIxGArANd2wDnaK6CA%3D%3D&countrycode=US&currencycode=USD
 Thereafter everything worked like a charm. 

Hope this helps 
Gary S. Silver, M.D.
Former owner of s/v Liahona  Amel SM 335    Owned from new in 2001 until Dec 2020 


Gary Silver
 

Pics of Start/Run Capacitor on dishwasher: Pic 2:  Faulty one is as removed with case bulging and distorted.  Pic 1 shows location at the back of the enclosure, (note sheet metal screw below arrowhead (on of two) that I had to remove from below the dishwasher to allow the bottom of the enclosure to drop enough to get my hand in to remove/replace the capacitor.   Gary


Alexander Schenk
 

Hi,

Had the same problem - a capacitator needed to be replaced.

Best
Alexander Schenk
SM#231


On 5 Apr 2021, at 21:27, Gary Silver via groups.io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Hi Dan:  

I recently had similar symptoms on our dishwasher  (SM 335), fixed it to sell the boat.  It indeed was a smoked capacitor on the pump motor.  My experience is that any electrical problem aboard the boat is that any capacitor in the circuit has failed unless proven otherwise.  

Access was by removing the gimbled stove and the crash bar in front of it, removing the Amel cabinetry panel on the forward face of the dishwasher (4 screws as I recall), removing the metal panel on the forward face of the dishwasher (several sheet metal screws), and removing two sheet metal screws on the port side of the bottom panel to allow that panel to drop down somewhat so my hand could reach to the outboard (port) aft side of the enclosure to access the capacitor.  The capacitor is in the far back of the outboard side of the housing below the washer vessel.   It is a stud mount, 5 microfarad 470 VAC  that I obtained from Mouser Electronics (2 including shipping to Puerto Rico for $21 in 2020)   https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/epcos-tdk/b32332i6505j82/?qs=A6ThuIxGArANd2wDnaK6CA%3D%3D&countrycode=US&currencycode=USD
 Thereafter everything worked like a charm. 

Hope this helps 
Gary S. Silver, M.D.
Former owner of s/v Liahona  Amel SM 335    Owned from new in 2001 until Dec 2020 


Dan Carlson
 

Thank you Gary, Alexander an Leopold for all of the responses. And particularly for the additional details on the part and access. 

I have added the capacitor to my shopping list and hopefully my daughter will be able to bring it when she visits in a couple of weeks. 

I have seen the instructions for access and removal of the dishwasher and did not want to undertake that until I had a good idea of what I should be looking for and what parts I should need to complete the job. 

Thanks and best regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387




On Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 3:49 PM Gary Silver via groups.io <garysilver=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pics of Start/Run Capacitor on dishwasher: Pic 2:  Faulty one is as removed with case bulging and distorted.  Pic 1 shows location at the back of the enclosure, (note sheet metal screw below arrowhead (on of two) that I had to remove from below the dishwasher to allow the bottom of the enclosure to drop enough to get my hand in to remove/replace the capacitor.   Gary