Question about Bosch 24 in. SHE44C02UC / SHE44C06UC / SHE44C07UC Built-in Dishwasher
Dishwasher: BOSCH SHE43F02UC /50 - It completed a successful cycle.
For the next cycle, when it starts, instead of filling in water the pump keeps draining as if it were full with water.
I had this model for almost 1 year. 1st time I used it after installing it I had this problem.
Then, after all sorts of trials/buttons I’ve got it work fine for about 9 months. Then again problem-tricks and got it work for another 2 months. And now again.
I am trying the “tricks” (fill it with water myself, all sorts of button combinations) and can’t get it to work.
It is annoying it doesn’t have a RESET button – kind of like a Windows PC reboot.
There must be some un-documented commands that can overwrite everything and set the cycle to zero!
Anybody? Thank you.
Your dishwasher is stuck in flood mode. Bosch dishwashers are built with flood switches located in the bottom base pan of the dishwasher. The flood switch is connected to a rod that activates a small interlock switch. When water enters the base pan on a Bosch dishwasher, a Styrofoam puck lifts the rod, activating the flood switch.
When the flood switch is activated, the dishwasher will go into a no-fill, only-drain mode. The drain motor may also run with the door open to the unit. This is definitely a sign there is water in the base pan. This can be caused by the drain being clogged. There are two ways to fix:
1. You can uninstall the dishwasher and tip it forward to about a 45 degree angle to drain the water out of the base pan. (This is probably why Ian Bint's solution fixed the problem.) Be sure to put a towel under the dishwasher first so that the water is soaked up in the towel instead of going all over the floor. Once you've drained all the water out of the base pan, reinstall the dishwasher and begin a cycle. If it fills and runs, you are good to go.
2. You can also unplug the unit, then remove the kick panel at the bottom in the front. (It's attached with two screws.) Then get some old washcloths or small towels and reach into the base pan below the dishwasher to soak up the water. The pan is directly behind the plastic base panel rim. Once the pan is empty and dry, your dishwasher will no longer be in "flood mode" and will run properly.
If the base pan keeps refilling with water and the no-fill problem returns, there is definitely another issue, such as a clogged drain. At this point, you need to decide whether to invest in an expert evaluation by a certified Bosch repairman and make the necessary repairs, or buy a new dishwasher.
Posted on Apr 28, 2013
I wanted to thank this forum from 07/2017... this was my issue and it solved it. take off the black panel on the bottom meticulously dry that overflow pan and the inside of the dishwasher. Boy they sure do not give you much access to that little overflow pan. I used a wet dry vac and paper towels and some old rags
Posted on Jul 01, 2017
Same problem on my SGS45E62GB/52
I thoroughly cleaned the drain pump, (1 x torx T20 screw below the filters and unclip the cover), checked the drain and inlet houses and filters,but it all made no diference. The pump continued to run and the programme would not advance from the start position.
Having read lots of posts on FixYa, I assumed the fault was a water level sensor/float somewhere that was telling the machine it needed to drain, the problem is these machineas appear almost competely sealed to the amateur like me.Inan effort to free up whatever it wa that was stuck, I threw in a few cups of water and set it pumping, whilst rocking it forwards and backwards a few times.
As if by magic, as soon as it had drained it started to fill and work properly.I have now set it running with a cleaner and de-scaler product in an effort to stop whatever it was gunginging up again.
This is not the most technical solution, but worth a try before you pay an engineer. good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sep 12, 2015 | Bosch Dishwashers
Have you tried canceling the cycle? To cancel, turn the on/off switch to on, then press and hold for three seconds the two buttons labeled "Cancel Drain". Keep the door closed for the next minute so that the dishwasher can complete the cycle. During this time the pump will remove any water from the washer. Also you will notice that Bosch dishwashers always leave a little water in the system to keep the seals from drying out and going bad.
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