Question about Washing Machines
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
The highest probability is, you have a bad heating element. Lets check it out:
Turn the power off to the dishwasher at the breaker box. Turn the dishwasher on to test that there is no power.
Regardless of the dishwasher model they are easy to disconnect and remove. In the bottom of your dishwasher you will see a metal form shaped bar. This is your heater.
Remove the bar and inspect for cracks. If you have a multi-meter set your meter to Ohms X1. Touch one meter lead to one end of the heater contact and the other meter lead to the other heater end contact. If the meter either reads '0' or infinity the heater is bad.
Also, make sure the contacts on the heater and where it connects inside the dishwasher are good and clean.
Posted on Nov 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I just bought my washer
When the washer shows error code E17 you need to turn the tap fully on and check that the supply hose is not bent or jammed up, next make sure the filter is clean. Then make sure the water pressure is not too low. After you do all that, run a load with no clothes in the washer and use one cup of white vinegar and the code will dissappear
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
SOURCE: e17 error code
Got an E17 Error today on a Bosch 6450 Series washer (the user manual says Bosch Vision 300/500/DLX series). Here's what I did to fix the problem.
- Tilted the unit back, propped up the front with some 2x4 (lying flat; that's all the room I had).
- removed 3 screws (Torx 20 I think) under the front lip. Then slid the cover (below the washer opening) down. This revealed the pump to empty the washer, a manual door lock opening pull rod, and a drain line (?)
- Looking through some holes in the front panel I saw some water on the bottom of the washer... but I spent a lot of time with the pump cleaning it out first (some zipper pull got in there and made a lot of plastic shavings). - Ultimately I got my hand the bottom of the washer and soaked up the water that I could find. That's when I realized
- there is a micro switch mechanism at the bottom near the front. This must be the "AquaStop". The mechanism contains a bit of styrofoam that floats up on any little amount of water that collects under it and triggers the microswitch. So, I removed that unit, wiped the water up... put it all back together. No more E:17 error.
Still don't know how the water got there in the first place though.
Posted on Jan 01, 2012
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