Question about Bosch 24 in. SHU53 Built-in Dishwasher
The pipes in our apartment froze and burst when we were away for several weeks as our furnace broke and the place stopped getting heated. All the pipes are fixed now and we've got heat again, except now we are having trouble with our dishwasher. We're not sure if it's a result of the pipes freezing, but we're assuming the 2 are related since the problem first started the first time we tried running the dishwasher after getting everything else fixed and this has never happened before.
Anyways, when we try to run the dishes, we hear something whirring (the drain pump?), and the time on the display does not count down or if it does, it goes very slowly and stops at some lower number.
First, I pulled the dishwasher out and took off the bottom panel, but I didn't touch anything. I then poured water in the dishwasher trying to "trick it" as I've read about from other people, and, voila, it ran through a cycle. Again, I did nothing but add water inside and jiggle the dishwasher around.
After this fluke of getting it to run one time, it stopped working again, so after reading through various other peoples' problems, I think our problem is something to do with the float or float switch. I pulled out the dishwasher, took off the left side panel and when the dishwasher was trying to run a cycle, I held down the red plunger which caused the drain to stop and the dishwasher to fill, but as soon as I let go, it stops filling and the drain kicks on again.
I tried jostling around the dishwasher again and added water, and the plunger got "un-stuck" from the UP position and we have since been able to run the dishwasher through a 2nd "miracle cycle".
Any ideas on what I'm doing right/wrong? I'd rather not have to pull the dishwasher out, add water, and shake it every time I want to clean dishes. Could the frozen pipes have something to do with all of this or is it just coincidental?
Could be a clogged inlet screen. I changed my hot water tank once and disturbed some sediment and later had a clogged inlet. The problem went further - I cleaned the filter but then noticed on the weekend that we had water overflowing from the DW. This was caused by some of the seidment actually causing the inlet valve to leak when it was supposed to be shut off. Not a problem if we did a wash daily, but when we didn't it caused the DW to fill - very very slowly- and eventually overflow. I suggest taking the inlet solenoid out and cleaning it really well then monitor the inside of the DW for water buildup. (Replacement is much easier than repairing the water damage to the basement ceiling.)
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
Make sure there is no water at allin the base os the unit so remove panel again and check with flashlight. then hit the drain and cancel button.that should do it.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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When the Dishwasher won't fill you'll need to check for the water inlet hose, the water inlet valve and the float switch assembly. When the water fills your dishwasher, a float rises along with it. As the float reaches a certain threshold level, it shuts off the flow of water, thereby preventing a leak. Sometimes the float can get stuck in the wrong position in your dishwasher, and it can prevent your dishwasher from filling. Sometimes it can happen due to float valve and on other occasions due to float switch. Inspect the water hose coming to the dishwasher for any blockages. If the hose is not clogged then check the water inlet valve for any clogs, if the water will not even fill for few seconds then certainly the water inlet valve is bad and should be replaced. You can also use a multimeter to check continuity on inlet valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace the water inlet valve assembly. However, if the valve is fine then the float switch assembly should be replaced. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
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