Question about Bosch Dishwashers
Dishwasher will appear to work correctly and the countdown timer will count down all the way to one (1) minute remaining, then seems to be stuck there and will not shut off until pushing the off button (or the cancel/drain buttons). When the door is opened at this point, the bottom of the tub is full of soapy water. The only cycle that seems to work is the 9 minute rinse and hold cycle. If I push the cancel/drain buttons during the time the cycle is stuck at 1 minute remaining, the tub will then empty out and the dishwasher will shut off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
As you say a clogged line or valve does not make sense.
Try running it without the heated drying and see if it empties or if the cancel button will work then.
The dishes should air dry quickly if you empty it and open the door.
It could be a defective thermostat allowing it to get too hot during the heat cycle
Posted on May 19, 2009
SOURCE: Washing cycle wont complete
I had the same problem. Called the repair man, who said it was a defective control board. He ordered a new one, replaced it and now the problem is fixed.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
Welcome to FixYa.
Based on your description I'd say the issue is with the control...unfortunately.
The number"1" being displayed ( on models with the display like yours ) is actually an error code indicating a fault in the heating process.
Bosch has had a history of this exact problem I'm about to lay out for you and this is the first thing I'd be looking for if called out to service the unit with the symptoms you've described.
**B/S/H/ also issued a recall on certain models between 1999 - 2006 depending on the serial number so you may want to contact Bosch to inquire if yours is affected.**
Bosch dishwasher hot-line 1-800-856-9226 1-800-856-9226
Before calling, have the model and serial numbers on hand. A live operator can be reached at the hot-line 24/hrs day.
Those not affected by the recall still can be a problem but easily fixed. As I've alluded to the issue is likely within the electronic timer/control, specifically the heater relay solder joint. ( a faulty flow switch, ntc or heater can also cause this, but not very probable ).
My first suggestion would be calling in an authorized bosch service tech. if that is an option for you and your budget however, If you feel capable of checking this on your own, there`s a way to visually inspect the control yourself.
It will require you to remove the control from the unit and then remove the control from it`s plastic housing and look for a burnt solder contact on the printed circuit board.
The culprit will 99% of the times be one of the pins from the heater relay,
**Your control WILL differ in appearance, however the issue, the service and all the same info applies...except the part number. Yours will be # 431692**
**Flip this over and inspect the solder joints, it will be obvious when you see it...the cover for your models control comes apart in a similar manner**
This is where and what to look for, except I`ve re-soldered this one already...
...hence the unit sit`s and takes longer & longer to finish because it can`t heat to advance or unless the 2 buttons for "cancel" are pressed, other-times it will eventually stop or display "1".
You can also run the unit through a regular or econo cycle ...any cycle with the exception of rinse & hold, and with the door panel removed place an ammeter on the gray/black wire it should draw 11 amps during the wash cycle...after it fills and the flow switch indicates it has adequate water to engage the heater.
**My Opinion - if you or someone you know is proficient at soldering, a lot of times it can be remedied by simply repairing the solder...but it has to be done well...or it will not last, although Bosch recommend`s replacing the control ( # 431692 @ approx. $150 - $250USD...$167.99 at "searspartsdirect.com" ) and I don`t pretend to speak on their behalf nor do I profess to know better. This is just my experience (it work`s) and my opinion (why buy new if one can repair ?)**
**Please disconnect the power or turn off the breaker before attempting any service to the dishwasher.**
If you do not feel comfortable attempting this service, call a local pro, preferably one familiar with Bosch/Thermador/Gaggenau/Siemens, to service your machine.
Hope this answer`s your question, let me know if I can assist you further.
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Posted on Oct 31, 2010
by the descrition you are giving you will need to replace the main control board.Part number 154568401.you may also need to check the float switch.The part will run about 110.00 dollars from a local parts store
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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