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Bosch SHV46C Bosch dishwasher (SHV46C13UC) doesn't "start". When I start the cycle, it makes a noise but doesn't fill with water. The drain pump is working because I poured water into the basin and watched it disappear. The noise that it's making is a constant low-toned rumble/hum. I sometimes would hear this noise at the end of a cycle when things were working fine.

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  • alight9010 Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks! Is this something I could do myself?  I'm moderately handy but have never worked inside of a dishwasher.

  • alight9010 Mar 12, 2009

    I have been fiddling with the washer a little and I'm pretty sure the sound is coming from the drain pump.  I poured water in and powered on the washer and watched the water get sucked out.  It seems as though the washer thinks it has water in it so it's just constantly trying to drain. Is there some sort of sensor or float that tells it when there's water in the basin?  Maybe that thing is faulty....

  • alight9010 Mar 12, 2009

    Problem Solved!  Thank you internet!


    I found this thread and followed the advice - now the washer is running its cycle as it should.



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Replace the fill valve that sound is it trying to open

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  • mark milligan
    mark milligan Mar 12, 2009

    Yes, it right where the supply come in from water line.

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