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Bosch Ascenta SHE4AM1 Start any cycle. Active light is on. Spraying starts, but only lasts 5-10 sec., the active light goes out, clean light comes on and dishwasher sits doing nothing more.

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  • Blanka Soltys Jul 04, 2013

    i GOT EXACTLY SAME PROBLEM WITH SAME DISHWASHER. THE DISWASHER GAVE ME 4 YEARS OF GOOD SERVICE. LAST BOSCH DISWASHER LASTED 10 YEARS IN BUSY HOUSEHOLD. ARE THEY MADE NOW IN CHINA??

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I have the same problems..Did somebody tell you what to do to solve it?

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Have the same problem with my dishwasher Bosch SHE4AM12UC. Bosch authorized repaiman has been out 3 times and changed main power board module 3 times, on the manufactures recommendation--he's given up fixing it and Bosch won't help either, just tells me to call somebody else on their list and get a second opinion (of course at my expense for labor). Anyway, steps are listed below that have worked for me to keep it limping along until I can get this figured out hoe to fix it.

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Hope this helps. I'll keep trying to figure this out and come up with a solution. Forget trying to get anything done from Bosch or their "authorized" repair people as neither of them have a clue on how to solve the problem.

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