Bosch SHY66C05: interlock broken, dishwasher rinse-aid leaks, and soap does not open (sometimes)
OK, just when I thought I would get around to fixing this 6-year old washer, another thing is now not working... guess I'd better get busy!
1) The dishwasher interlock does not work. You can press any desired cycle, and the machine will start running through the cycle. Even if the door is open! Does not detect whether the door is open or shut. Sounds like another part to fix?
2) For some time, the dishwasher rinse-aid has been leaking. Fill it one time, and it almost all leaks out in first wash. So we stopped using it in the meantime.
3) Finally, the soap dispenser opens -- sometimes -- but not others. So we manually watch it to be sure it starts. I saw the other posts on Bosch dishwashers, and that this is probably a solenoid actuator mechanism. Will start looking for how to order online.
Door lock is in the wrong position. open door and use 2 small screwdrivers to lever lock to correct position. bend the hook on the cabinet slightly downwards if it is a metal hook
rinse aid and detergent dispensors are 1 item. could well be faulty but can also be module. check you are getting volts to the solenoid at appropiate part of the cycle
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Suds in a dishwasher usually come from using too much soap or the wrong kind. Soap can build up over times causing problems. First start a cycle.Do not add detergent or any dishes.When it starts washing, pour a cup of vegetable oil directly into the tub. This will cut the existing soap suds. You may need to try this a couple time before the dishwasher will drain. After all suds have been removed, load you dishwasher and start a cycle filling the detergent cup up half way. If it goes through the cycle with no problems, you should be all set. Still have the problem? A rinse aid dispenser that dispenses too much rinse aid will also cause the dishwasher to suds up. You can remove the dispenser from the door, flush it out and reinstall. Make sure you turn the circuit breaker off before taking the door apart. After rinsing it out, do not add rinse aid. Try the dishwasher and see if the problem goes away. I've seen people accidentally put liquid dish detergent in dispensers too. A dishwasher that has suds is apt to leak. Fix your suds issue and you most likely will fix you leak
Funny, that happened to me too recently. So far I've taken the front panel off and can see all the 'muck' in there. I've been reading, remove it (shut the door and push INTO the unit and clean and replace is my plan...
The problem is hard water. There is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system.It filters the water before it enters your dishwasher. It works amazing and has a money back guarantee.You will love the way your dishes look after the first load. It is also very affordable (like 70 bucks). Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com to find out more info.
Although I previously posted with the same problem of a film on the dishes after cleaning, I did find a section in the owner's manual which solved my problem. Lift up the rinse aid cap on the inside door - the factory setting is on "4". The rinse aid works in conjunction with your local water, which has variations in it's hardness or softness. When your dishes are streaky, lower the rinse aid setting to 1 or 2. If your dishes are spotted, raise the rinse aid setting higher.