Question about Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Water not getting to the upper level, dishes not cleaned.

Functions properly except water is not getting to the top level and dishes are not being cleaned. A peper towl put in the upper basket is left dry and the upper wash arm does not rotate. I have checked the water inlet valve and it works fine.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 878 Answers
Re: Water not getting to the upper level, dishes not...

Penrod, sounds like a circulation problem. Two things to check first. make sure the upper spray arm is not clogged with debris or split. Second is to twist and remove the filter and clear out any debris where the water enters the circulation pump impeller. If something has jammed the impeller, you would have to remove the dishwasher, remove the tank, remove the circulation motor and clean out the back.

Posted on Sep 03, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dishes on top shelf not getting clean

Check your upper wash arm.... check the holes, especially the ones at the end of the arm. Are they possibly clogged with debris or hard water? This is the usual cause of dishes on the top rack not getting clean. The holes at the end of the wash arm are angled to eject the water at an angle to use the reaction to push the wash arm around. If those holes are clogged, then the arm won't rotate, and only those few dishes or glasses right under the arm will get clean, and the remaining 80% of the dishes on the upper rack won't get clean!

Sep 13, 2014 | GE Dishwashers

4 Answers

Dishwasher spray arms don't spin & spray water

Check that the water pumped on arms has enough pressure.

Aug 15, 2008 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

1 Answer

My Whirlpool Quiet Partner II does not clean the upper rack of dishes properly. They are greasy. I have checked the top spray arm for blockages. There were none. I am fairly certain that water is

Make sure the center loading is not obstructing the water jet to the top shelf. Top shelf is only for glasses and saucers , use Jet-Dry .Pre rinse and clean bottom pan strainer from dirt debris.

May 14, 2012 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Whirlpool adp252 not rinsing clean


Clean the internal parts of the dishwasher. Use a clean wet cloth and wipe down the inside including the racks and the sprayer arms. Remove the upper arm by unscrewing the center bolt. Clean both sides before replacing.

Check the water pressure. The dishwasher requires inlet water pressure between 20 to 120 psi. If the water pressure in the line is too low, proper rinsing will not occur.

Check the water temperature. The dishwasher performs at optimal levels with 120 degree water. Check the hot water heater for needed adjustment.

Use the right detergent. The dishwasher requires detergent designed specifically for dishwashers. Other detergents will leave spots, residue or food on dishes.

Set the machine to the proper cycle. The dishwasher offers a variety of cleaning cycles. Select the appropriate cycle for the type of cleaning required.

Load the dishwasher properly. An overloaded machine will result in dishes not being cleaned thoroughly.

Sep 12, 2011 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Bosch SHU 8805 upper arm is getting no water.

replace the upper water arm conduit and wash arm hub as they leak under years of pressure and the o-rings leak water and then it can't hold pressure and supply the upper arm with full pressure water,also replace the center arm conduit if it has one as this will wear out too

Mar 23, 2010 | Bosch 23 in. SHU 8805 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Water level low. dishes having pasta debris left on, which should be easily washed off. dishes on center lower rack, upper rack corners are not clean.

sounds like a bad circulation pump. but this is how you check. once the water start to circulate and the unit is wahing open the door and see if you have a steady water droplets at the very top evenly. if you dont 9times out of ten pump is 50 to 75 % gone and the unit is not washing properly. let me know if i was of some helpto you.

Feb 26, 2010 | Dishwashers

1 Answer


plugged spray arm holes, pump intake partially blocked, too little water getting in tub cuz screen in fill valve has debri

Dec 21, 2009 | KitchenAid KUDC25CH Dishwasher

2 Answers

Bosch dishwasher - top row of dishes do not get clean

There is a screen that you can remove from the sump of the dishwasher to clean. Just twist it to the left and pull it out. I have some tips that you might want to check out if this does not resolve your problem.
<a href="">St Paul Appliance Repair</a>

Feb 25, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SHU66C05 Stainless Steel...

1 Answer

Dishes not washing clean

check water level in machine
may be not filling enough and the wash pump is starved from water thus not pushing water to upper arm
drain water from machine dismantle and clean out air tube to pressure switch take off air tube at pressure switch and blow back into sump then pinch air tube with fingers to stop air from flowing back up tube then refit to p/s
run and see if that solves problem

Feb 15, 2008 | Dishwashers

2 Answers

Dishes not getting clean

brittgee, there has been a number of service flashes on this model. One that has to do with the upper spray arm assy. Complaint is poor washability; gritty glasses, food redeposited on glasses, especially in the corners. They redesigned the upper spray arm to improve water spray to all corners of the upper rack. The new part number is 8269022. They also redesigned the third level spinner for more consistant rotation and better washability. This was also under a service flash. Part number.8193768. Other reasons for poor wash would be; low water temperature, rinse aid disp. not working, loading etc. back.

Nov 25, 2006 | Kenmore 24 in. 15933 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher Logo

444 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bosch Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

prem mathew

Level 3 Expert

662 Answers

Are you a Bosch Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides