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Whirlpool dishwasher part #3385181. Machine had gone thru wash cycle and was starting to dry. Smelled electrical burning smell, opened washer door and washer was filled with smoke. Turned everything off, cleared smoke, and the washer water dispenser is very hard to turn. Washer has symptoms of burnt up motor that turns water dispenser. Machine is 12 years old. With cost of replacement motor and possible part (pump?) that might have clogged and caused motor freeze up, is it worth fixing or junk it and purchase new one?

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Be grateful it didn't burn the house down.
Replace it.
Cost of parts will outweigh cost of replacement.

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If I'm not mistaken, these dishwashers are built by Asko for Viking. If thats the case then you probably have a bad circulation pump. Under Asko's warranty (not sure if Viking is the same) these pumps are covered parts and labor for 3 years from installation date, and 5 years for the part only. The pump is accesed from the back of the machine,so you have to pull out the dishwasher. Then you remove the lower plate in the rear and the motor at the very back center is the pump. You remove it by turning it about a 1/4 turn either clockwise or counter clockwise, depending on the style, then place the new one in and turn it to lock it in place, being careful that the sealing oring stays in place or youll get a leak. The part will probably cost you around $150 unless viking marks theirs up more than Asko. Good Luck!

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hi..the reason to this problem is probably due to the
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Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Bosch Dishwasher Classix

I've had the same problem TWICE. It seems the natural vibration of the machine loosens wire nuts and leads to the problem. Soldering the connection and then placing a yellow wire nut over the soldered connection works fine to stop the problem. This machine has a electric water heater to sterilize the dishes and draws a lot of power, near the limit of the connection, more than a standard dishwasher. I called Bosch twice about this problem, only the second time when I stated that my lawyer might call them back did they admit that there is an issue with the vibration of the machine leading to the wire nut becoming loose and suggested I solder the connection. Great dishwasher, lousy customer service. They have know about this problem for years.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Bosch Dishwasher SHX46A05UC/23 - No Water

Sounds like your recirculating pump is clogged If it is water can't get up enough pressure to turn the sprayers.
You'll need to start pulling parts out of the bottom inside to get to that pump. I don't work on a lot of Bosch, but that sure sounds like it to me. I see this a lot. Hope this helps...

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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The impeller on the wash pump is worn out or the disposer screen is obstructed. Disassemble as needed to investigate the cause.

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