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Drain pump and no water going in

The drain pump sounds like it is continually running and water does not go into the dishwasher. thanks

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This most likely is not a level switch problem. Take the kick plate off (after turning circuit breaker OFF), look down in the base off the dw and youll probably see some water. Use a wet vac or towel to remove all water. The drain pump will now shut off and unit should function normally. You can now run the dw with the kick plate off and using a flashlight look for leaks. The bosch dw has a float switch in the base, water will activate this switch which will shut off the water valve and only allow the drain pump to thinks it has a leak!
Make sure the disposal is draining properly & drain hose is not kinked as these are the most common reasons for your problem.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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It sound as a water level switch issue.The switch level is usually 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 service 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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