Question about Bosch 24 in. SHU53 Built-in Dishwasher
Timer runs down to 1 min does not drain keeps running
I think I may have figured out a work around (by accident). Start a cycle (any cycle), once it starts hold down Scrub Wash and Delicate/Economy at the same time for 3 seconds and the cycle will immediately finish (counting down quickly then to CL) and it will begin to drain. I had to do this 3 times(draining more each time) but the end result was a completely empty bottom of the Dishwasher.
To be honest I think this is the first time the thing has ever been completely empty! I wish I was joking...
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
Make sure the exhaust hose does not have any kinks or bends. When I say exhaust, the drainage hose, it should be connected at least 20 inches off the floor according to the instructions. Also make sure it does have any kinks. My Bosch SHE45 drained to consistently for almost a year. Then the water started pooling. I had about 2 inches of water and could hear the drain motor running. The water would not all drain out. I inspected the drainage hose under the sink and noticed a bend near the top. When I released it from the holding, there was a lot of remains that spilled out. I cleared it out. I also ran through a quick cycle with the drainage hose directly in the sink. There was a ton of built up gunk that came out. Thereafter, it cleared up. I reattached everything and its been running good ever since.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
I have a Bosch SHU6805UC/U12. My problem is the dishwasher would count down to 1 min and never finish. I found this web site which showed me how to run a self-test on a Bosch disshwasher. The self test pointed a "aqua sensor"/sensotronic fault. I will replace itit and see if my problem goes away. The web site is http://www.applianceaid.com/boschDW.html
Posted on Apr 28, 2008
We had the same problem and you are not going to like the answer... we ended up having the service tech come out to fix it and this is what we learned. The problem is that saudering (sp?) used in the "brain" of the machine can not withstand the heat that it produces, so eventually the connections melt and come apart. This is a manufacturing problem and the tech said it should be a recall, but Bosch will not do so. He said it was a VERY common problem. It starts out that the water does not get hot enough anymore. Then you notice that your dishes are still wet when they get done. They then start being dirty still. Then you will notice that the cycles seem to go on forever, and finally it will just not stop. Our service tech (he is an authorized Bosch service tech) said that we should try to get Bosch to cover the repairs. It cost almost $300. We were 36 days out of warranty and they flat out refused! We had it fixed and paid the bill, but were not pleased. Feel that Bosch should stand behind their product and name better. It has been a year or so, and guess what? It is happening again. I will not pay for a repair this time. I will scrap the piece of junk and NOT BUY BOSCH again. Good luck with yours!
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
We also have this problem. Dishes smell like golf course irrigation water. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Do we call a repairman?
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
The simplest and cheapest solution is indeed to press these two buttons at the same time: scrub wash and delicate/econo. That will advance the cycle to "clean" (CL) manually. This will give you time to start shopping for a new dishwasher, as I'm doing now. My 14-year-old Bosch SHU6805UC, which had its circuit board (electronics) replaced some years ago, is no longer drawing water. I'll try a Miele and hope for the best.
Posted on Dec 23, 2013
I had this problem with another Bosch dishwasher and fixed it by removing the dishwasher from under the countertop, removing the right hand (when looking at the front of the machine) access panel and clearing the drain hose of a clog. The drain hose is the one closest to the front of the machine. Pull out the cassette (plastic flattish thing) and then remove the drain hose, clean it out and let it drain. Put it all back together and it runs beautifully!
Posted on Jul 11, 2011
Press scrub/wash and del/econo at the same time,
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
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