Question about Bosch Dishwashers
Bosch dishwater runs with door open but no water enters the dishwasher. I turned it on and it started while the door was still open. The pumped seemed to be running but no water is entering the unit,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Beko Freestanding Dishwasher
Hi there ....this condition is ususally caused by a water leak into the sump of the dishwasher which activates a safety switch to run the drain pump..preventing the appliance from being used....Remedy...tip the dishwasher back in the head allowing excess water to exit from the sump...then with the door open check that the air vent lock ring is secure, thet the salt unit retaining ring is secure..and finally that the filter unit to base screws are secure...this done re-start and you should b fine
Posted on Jan 05, 2007
This sounds all to familiar. I had this problem once and it was valve that was closed and would not open. The cause was lime in the water that built up over time. This was an unnecessary expense. Is the water in your area generally hard? Once I replaced the valve, it took care of it.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
You have 1 of 2 problems on this 35 year old DW...
1. The water solenoid is out.....need replacing.
2. The timer is going bad (has gone bad)...needs replacing....what happens over the years...with timers is that the teeth wear out , break,, wear down, and will not engage specific functions of the dishwasher as in activating the water solenoid. The odds are these parts will be cheap...but having been in the industry for 35 years...I have found that often when you install a new part in an old unit ....it places a load on all the old parts...that they are not used to...and other parts start to fail...you will probably be better off buying a new one....hopefully (and probably) the last you will ever need since you only use it once a week.
I hope this helped thanks ...the Fang.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
That's a normal path for the soap. It sounds like the water just sits in the bottom without being pumped through the spray arms. Does the pump motor run? Pop the door open in the middle of the washing cycle--you should see hot water dripping from everything and the soap picked up and circulated with the water. If this machine has seen a lot of use, the intake screen under the lower spray arm may be plugged and is accessed by removing the spray arm and working your way down to the bottom of the deck. Might be a problem for a service technician to take care of.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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Based on your description "dishwasher when turned on sounds like drain pump is running but water will not enter dishwasher" , it sounds like the emergency overfill switch has been actuated. Here`s what to do and what to look for.
**Turn off the breaker/power at your homes service panel...safety first of course**
Remove the the bottom panel, referred to as a toe panel or kick-plate, essentially the lower service panel shown here...
When you remove the outer toe panel, there will be another small panel which is non finished steel, I find removing that allows much easier access as well.
This panel can be somewhat more difficult as it secures the plastic channeling for the wires but if you observe closely you`ll see it does "snap" out of place...carefully.
Once the panel has been removed check for any obvious signs of water in the base ( the unit has a plastic overfill basin with a float which will actuate an emergency overfill cycle, hence the drain pump runs & runs )
If you don`t see any water in this area, direct your attention to the left in this basin/bottom ( from the front to be sure ) and you should see a device which will resemble a "stir stick" you`d use for coffee etc. it will be a red in color stick.
With the aid of a wooden spoon, long screwdriver, or if you can manage to reach by hand, lift it up and down gently and listen for a "click".
If there is no sign of water and you can here the "click" when lifting up and down the float actuater ( red stick ) then turn the machine back on and give it a try before reassembling the toe panel so you can observe for any possible leaks.
Let me know what you find. This is the most likely cause of the symptom you are describing so we can move forward if this doesn`t resolve the issue.
Thanks for choosing FixYa. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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