20 Most Recent Bosch 24 in. SHX46A05 Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers


It sounds like there's a problem with the dishwasher's heating element. The dishwasher uses the heating element to heat the water to certain temperatures, and it will wait (run for extra time) for the water to reach this temperature, and may eventually give up. When it's time to dry, the dishwasher uses the heating element to steam dry the dishes. If you're not technically savvy, you will probably need to have a pro work on the machine, but first check to make sure there's not hard water scale buildup on the heating element. If you're brave enough to work on the machine, you should check to see if the element's plugged in, check its resistance to make sure it conducts electricity, check the element's switching components, and finally the dw's computer board. There's a chance that the machine is just stuck in a loop or something. You should try turning off the circuit for a few minutes. There's a chance it may reset and start working.

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 11, 2015


The dw was not quite running. It does pause between cycles. The power scrub cycle means that you had the machine on the longest of all cycle choices. There's almost always a light and a normal cycle. The pots and pans cycle is a power scrub option. Yes all the lights would be on until they switched to a different part of the cycle. Do you have a DRYING light? That would be the one to look for as far as the dw being finished. :)

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 20, 2011


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your postit may just be a loose/burnt connection in the dishwasher junction box or a severed wire in the door panel. (though a faulty door latch is possible...I'd start with the things I suggest here first)

** I would start by first shutting off the breaker...safety first**

Then removing the kick plate ( access panel at the bottom )...

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...and checking the wiring at the junction box for the dishwasher 120vac supply line.

Remove the murret's and visually inspect the wire for "resistance burn" and strip the wires back and install new fastener's if necessary to repair.

example:
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This is actually quite common to find a wire connector come loose due to improper fastening and once the unit is in use for a while the connections heat & cool, become loose from normal operating vibrations and burn up from all the added heat caused by "resistance".

Typically this will manifest in just the manner you've described.

If it looks OK there I'd remove the outer door panel ( careful the edges are sharp ) via the #20 torx head screws...

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...check for a severed wire at the pivot point in the door, typically covered in a plastic casing as shown here..
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The small plastic blocks which may be present in the bottom corners of the door panel, i.e.

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...they can be a pain to re-install, but they do only go in one way, however it is ok to leave them out...their only purpose is to strengthen the structure.


Good luck and let me know what you find and I'll try to assist you further if necessary. Thank you for choosing FixYa today for your inquiry.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 29, 2011


Hi

If the water inlet valve is fine and it fills with water then the issue seems to be with the float switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that fills the dishwasher lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may interfere with dishwasher's filling and/or draining ability. Use voltmeter to test the switch. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Take each probe and touch them to one switch terminal each. This should produce a reading of either zero or infinity. Continue to touch the probes to the terminals, and press down on the switch's button. The reading should change to the opposite extreme. If the switch fails either of these tests, you should replace it. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011


Hi


When the Dishwasher is not filling in, you'll need to check for the water inlet valve, the filter screen and the float switch/assembly. Also check for the float assembly inside the dishwasher. When water is filling your dishwasher, a float rises along with it. As the float reaches a certain threshold level, it shuts off the flow of water, thereby preventing a leak. Sometimes the float can get stuck in the wrong position in your dishwasher, and it can prevent your dishwasher from filling. Sometimes it can happen due to float valve and on other occasions due to float switch. Inspect the water hose coming to the dishwasher for any blockages.
If these are fine then it's due to Water Inlet Valve. Use a multimeter and check for the continuity on inlet valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace the water inlet valve assembly. Hope this helps... Please post back for any further assistance.


Daniel

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011


Hi
White film deposits are observed if water is hard or when you are using more detergent than needed, try filling detergent cup half way. Try using white vinegar after the wash cycle is complete, run a complete cycle. Also turn down the heat on the hot water fed to the dishwasher. Try using water softener for better results.
You can also add vinegar in the final rinse cycle. Make sure that your soap dispenser drawer is opening and closing fine.
Hope this helps... Please post back if more information is required.

Daniel

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011


First thing to do would be to assure that the door is closed completely some models do have the sensor on the door switch handle folowing that would be to assure that the breaker to the unit is not tripped there are many different electronic tests that need to be performed with a multimeter next if you do have power going to the unit and the breaker is not tripped please message back if you do have the electrical nohow to take apart and diagnois the machine if not i would suggest you call a technician
Thanks again
Rick

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried invain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if theheating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I wouldbuy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it isworking... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...
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Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 16, 2010


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

I`ll start by letting you know there are many things which can manifest in the manner you`re describing...or even how one interprets what you`re describing.

Having said that are you referring to water in the tub or in fact the "pan" also known as overfill basin ?

**before performing any repairs please turn off the power to the dishwasher...safety first**

In either case I would instruct you to start by checking the drain hose where it is connecting to your home plumbing...i.e. under sink or into food disposer/garberator. for kinks or obstructions.

Also remove the filter assembly and check for food or soap deposits clogging the sump assembly.

**ultimately it may in fact be a faulty drain pump not pumping the adequate volume of water for the time allowed...but I certainly would check the drain first**

That is by far and away the most common cause behind the problem you are describing...based on my understanding as I mentioned.

Let me know if indeed this was helpful or not and we can move forward from here.

Either way thank you for choosing FixYa today. I`ll watch for your reply.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 23, 2010


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with your dishwasher not drainingproblem...

Dishwasher Problems - Water will not drain out

heatman101

Bosch 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010

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