My siemens dishwasher pump seems to running constantly and will not stop when the door as it usually does any ideas
This is an indication that the overfill float has been activated. The unit either has a clogged drain, or the fill valve is defective and letting too much water into the tub.
There is also a possibility of a leak underneath, perhap`s the wash motor or drain motor, but you`ll need to either have a look or call in a pro to check it over.
You can look with the aid of a flashlight by removing the access panel/kick plate at the very bottom. **If you are going to check on your own, shut the power off at the home service/breaker panel**
The kick plate will be fastened by 2 screws, one one each side to the left & right. Look for leaks around the drain pump, off to the left slightly from center, the wash pump, off to the right from center, and maybe the inlet/water fill valve, off to the left far from center.
(The wash pump`s have a known history of face seal wear and are prone to leak. Look for sign`s of water between where the motor and pump housing come together, i.e. water deposit/scale left behind).
The Bosch/Siemen D/W also have had issues with defective inlt/water valves failing, It`s a good idea to monitor the water level in the dishwasher throughout a cycle or when not in use to insure it isn`t filling when not energized or overfilling when in use to determine if this may be the cause.
Hope that helps, good luck.
Nov 30, 2009 |