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How to receive the best dishwasher repair help on FixYa

There are a couple of things that you should include in your dishwasher repair question when you ask it on FixYa.com

1. Model Number

The model number can be located on the model/serial number tag that is located on the dishwasher.

Make sure you get the full model number from this tag and not the model number from the owners manual.

The model number from the owners manual only includes the first few digits of the full model number because they include that owners manual with many similar models of dishwashers.

With the full model number I'm able to look up factory service manuals, tech sheets, wiring diagrams, factory service pointers and so much more.

2. Detailed description of the problem

At the very least give a brief description of the problem you are having with your dishwasher.

Descriptions like 'My dishwasher don't work' is not very helpful.

Describe what is not working. For example is the dishwasher not filling with water? Maybe the dishwasher is full of water but it will not pump the water out?

The more details you can give the better. Instead of saying 'The dishwasher will not pump the water out' you could go into more detail and say something like...

"My dishwasher starts ok and seems to run fine, but at the end of the cycle when I went to take the dishes out there was still about a inch of water left in the bottom. I also noticed the the dishes did not get very clean, especially the glasses in the top dish rack."

Following these couple tips can help you get a faster and more accurate reply to your dishwasher repair question.

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I did not receive manual with my Bosch dishwasher model smu68m05ay. My Plumber is enquiring in regards to levelling and securing unit.

Since you did not include a model number I chose to use this manual as a reference for installation instructions. Most of the installation procedures and measurements are the same regardless of model.


If you need instructions specific to YOUR dishwasher I will need your model number please.

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Mar 24, 2011 | Dishwashers

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Dishwasher no longer heats up....where can I get a new element please

There are a couple different sources we recommend.

Go to both, and enter your model number for replacement parts.

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