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Bosch dishwasher i have dishwasher that seems to progress to fast through cycle and does not heat water leaving dishes dirty. Is it likely to be timer unit or heating element Thanks

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I'm probably sounding like a broken record, but id f its got buttons on the front and not a knob, its probably the control board. Unplug the unit or flip the breaker.Take off the outer door and the control panel by removing all those torx screws down each side, then pop that control board with all the wires out of the housing. once you have that in your hand, open the control assembly itself (should open like a book, into 2 halfs) once you spot the half without the buttons and lights, take that half out of the plastic housing and look on the back. If there is a burnt solder joint there (it will be obvious if it is) you will need to have that joint repaired, or get a new control board..bout $150 if memory serves. that joint that burns powers the heater, so its likely thats your problem. It can also cause some other isuuse as well, such as the time display freaking out (if you have one) Good Luck!

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