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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.

Posted on May 14, 2017

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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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SOURCE: Dishwasher began smoking

hi..the reason to this problem is probably due to the
bad belt.you need to replace it with a new one.
check this out..
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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.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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Ongoing problem with Frigidaire Dishwasher FDB1050REC.


Let see if I can help!

If the light stays lit it would mean that the latch switch is defective and is not opening (electrically) when the door latch is cycled. When you go through the power off circuit breaker it performs the same function as if the latch switch was cycled hence the machine will operate until the next time the end of cycle clean light appears.

During your earlier repairs the inner panel of the door is removed and it is possible the switch operation was interfered with either allowing it to work or disabling its operation.

When the door latch is cycled at end of cycle the clean light should go out.

Check switch operation, installation and adjust or replace switch if defective.

If the washer is currently not working and you had smelled burning you need to check the following.:
  • Electrical connections to the control board, pump and heater. After the maintenance of removing the connectors may had been dirty and do to a high resistance connection overheated and failed.
  • Check the control board for PC track failure where the copper traces and connections have failed. Replace control board
  • The motor for a shorted winding. Replace pump motor.
These machines are very good and I would repair.

Hope this helps?


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Dishwasher has a terrible odor in it. I'm guessing it came from an empty sauerkraut glass jar and lid I put through the wash, heated dry and sanitize cycle. How do I get rid of that nasty, something...


Check whether the smell comes from the main drain. Pull your dish washer drain hose and check.

Leave dishwasher door open for few hours. Hope no rate has died inside the machine.

Run a empty wash several times!

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I wash the DW with finish DW cleaner.All items smell rotten eggs


Try running a wash with a couple of caps of baby sterilising fluid. If the d/w is connected directly to the sink, remove the spigot and check there aren't any blockages. I run a dishwasher cleaner thru my d/w every 3 months and every couple of week I will load the machine for a wash, add tab to dispenser and just after starting a 65 degree wash, I will open the door and tip in approx one capful of sterilising fluid.
Good luck
baby fluid also good as a sluice wash for your washing machine on 90 degrees (w/m empty, approx every 4 weeks).

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First, scrape your dishes clear of food before putting them in.  Rotten food makes smells.  Second, use a good brand of detergent in the recommended amount and use the heating cycle to heat the water up.  
Most dish washers have a dryer heat cycle but this one apparently does not.  This may cause mold in the machine.  
How to get rid of the smell:  With no dishes in the machine, add half a cup of bleach in the bottom of the unit and do a full wash cycle.  If the unit still has an odor, get some baking soda...about a half cup and put that in the bottom of the machine.  Close the door and leave overnight.  Then, run the machine through one wet cycle...say a wash cycle and then it should stop smelling.
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IMPORTANT: Read thoroughly. DO NOT add detergent or other laundry products to this cycle.
1. Remove all items from the washer.
2. Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage.
3. Close the washer door and dispenser drawer.
4. Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes
5. Press Start and allow cycle to complete.
6. If the bad odour persists, repeat the procedure 1 or 2 more times. This may be necessary if this is the first time you have run this cycle.
7. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
8. Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly.
To maintain the washer freshness:
1. Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
2. Leave the door open after each cycle to for better ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
3. Use warm / hot water in your machine unless the fabric you are washing requires cold.
4. Use the correct amount of fabric softener.
5. If your laundry room is damp, use a dehumidifier.
6. Clean the door seal of visible residue.

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Had similar problem on my Siemens which is the same as Bosh. I started to take it apart to see what had gone wrong. Eventually I had to disconnect the cable going into the washer - its in a small box at the front at the bottom. The wire nut connectors had melted and shorted out. Unfortunately now it won't fill with water. The smell was not like wood so maybe a different problem.

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This is VERY dangerous situation, as the machine has the potential to set your house alight and burn it down!. If you continue to use it in it`s current condition you may well damage other componants - rendering the machine B.E.R - Beyond Economical Repair. I will will advise You to never to leave this machine unattended, do not go out after turning it on and have a nice afternoon in the park etc, you may well come home to a pile of ashes!

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