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Bosch dishwasher digital readout

My dishwasher digitals went out and unit appears to be "stuck" in drain mode,motor keeps running.thanks,Scott

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Re: bosch dishwasher digital readout

It sound that the problem is cause the water level switch.The switch level is a diaphragm device with a small clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. I am not familiar with this specific machine, but if you will open the rear panel you will find it easily. Clear tube first from any obstruction, In case it doesn't help, disconnect the wires from the unit (you should disconnect first machine's power cable !!!!!) and measure with a multi-meter on its tugs for continuity and disconnection while you are inhale and blow to its tube. In case it doesn't react, you should replace it. Good luck !

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