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Over the past two years, the machine has occasionally stopped in mid cycle, while the pump continues to run, but the cycle stops advancing. Each time there has been water in the plastic pan under the pump, valves, and other mechanisms. The float switch has been tripped, stopping the cycle. Occasionally. but not always, the pump inlet has been partially obstructed by food waste. After bailing out the pan, the machine will run normally for weeks or months. There is no indication of a leak into the pan.

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  • wreid66 Jun 21, 2009

    The Bosch spray arm does not have a "boot"- it snaps into a fixed base fitting, with no readily apparent seals. I realize that water intrusion through the lower arm coupling is a logical assumption, but this particular diagnosis does not explain the problem I have. Thanks, anyway.

  • wreid66 Jun 22, 2009

    Probably not as simple as a stripped shaft seal. The pan flooding problem first occurred four years after installation, then one year later, then one day later, then one month later - not a typical shaft leak. Besides, checking the shaft seal entails totally removing the machine and disassembling it. I'm looking for a simpler solution. 

  • wreid66 Jun 22, 2009

    Someone asked for the dishwasher make and model, which I specified when I first signed on. To repeat, this is a Bosch model SHV66A03 UC/14, purchased in January, 2004. Please help me - I tried one "factory authorized" repair technician, but all he succeeded in doing was to shock himself, burn up the control board, and charge me $100.

  • wreid66 Jun 28, 2009

    The pan flooding problem has gone dormant again, so I am assuming that the leakage is occurring through the door seal, as suggested by the "expert". The question of whether the seal leakage is caused by contamination of the seal face, or by flooding of the tub, or both, remains.

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Please post the exact make & model # so we can be more exact.
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    blueextc3221 Jun 22, 2009

    The only leak point from the tub is the door seal - or the sump gasket.
    These are the only 2 methods for water to seep into the catch pan and trip the sensor.
    You can find it HERE.
    This seal will seep if food gets under it. Also - the seal shrinks and expands from periods of non-use, as well as from temp fluctuations in the unit.
    Many times you will notice the leak after a "sanitizing" cycle with extra heat involved.
    You should also pay close attention to the end of cycle - there is supposed to be a little bit of water left over after draining that keeps this seal moist and lubricated.

    Thanks for using FixYa!!


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Check shaft on waterpump it maybe possibly stripped?

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The main problem is with the boot that screws on to the spray arm which serves as the seal from the spray arm to the motor.To find out spin the base of the spray arm loose and take off the screw tightened clamp that holds the boot to the motor. Hope this helps

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