Question about Bosch 23 in. SHU33A Built-In Dishwasher

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Continuious Filling. The supply line continues to fill the unit at a slow rate even when the unit is off.

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  • lbrackjo Jan 01, 2008

    I just started having this same problem with a 7 year old SHU53. How does one access the inlet valve?



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Seems like the inlet solenoid valve is stuck in the partly open position. This happens when tiny particles become entrapped inside the valve even though manufacturers attempt to prevent this by installing a screen at the water connection. So one possible solution is to remove the valve and thoroughly clean it. I do this by actually disassembling the valve body. Usually it is a split-shell assembly with a rubber gasket at the split line. Just be careful and if you tear the gasket, it can be replaced with automotive silicone gasket maker (comes in a tube). Draw pictures of each step if you need reference for re-assembly.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007


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yes djolly,,,nf [continuous fill]...most likely your fill hose screens are clogged,,or your inlet vavle screens are clogged...or no or slow water supply,,,kinked fill hose...clean parts needed,,than restart.repost if needed have a nice day

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Theres a code "LF" beeping....

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When your washer displays error LF , it is due to low water pressure, slow or continuous fill.All washers are designed to operate with a water supply pressure of 20-100 PSI. When the pressure drops below 20 PSI the washer can have the following problems;
  • Slow Fill- low water pressure reduces the speed at which water flows into the machine.
    • Verify the pressure at all other water sources in the house (i.e. sinks, showers, etc..). If you find other places where the pressure is low, the problem is not with the machine but with the water supply.
  • Continuous Fill- The valve may not fully seat under 20 PSI which would allow for a constant flow even when the machine isn't supposed to be filling.
    • Contact the water company to verify the pressure being supplied to the house
  • Error Codes- LF for long fill or FH for no water detected.
    • A plumber may need to be consulted if the pressure is found to be too low.

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On whirlpool dishwasher on litle screen we get notification "F6", what should we do, what does it mean?

This is what it means:

F6. 6 Flashes. Water valve (WV1) is switched on but flow meter (FM) senses no impulses (less than 10 impulses in 10 secs) and the water indicator (WI) is at a low level
Water Valve Closed. Water inlet hose blocked.
Water inlet valve (WV1) defective. Flow meter (FM) defective (leads to FM failure)

The above info is pretty self explanatory but the bottom line is the dishwasher either is not filling fast enough or... is sensing that it is not filling fast enough. Check your inlet water line for flow by first turning off the power and water supply line then remove the line .... open the wall connection valve and check the flow. Also take a flashlight and small mirror if need be to check the hole of the inler to the water valve.

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Very slow filling

Right where the two supply hoses screw on the back of the unit. Remove them and clean out the little screens that keep chunks of dirt out. Your water supply will be back to normal. Remove them only if you h-a-v-e to.

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Will not fill up with water before starting, it takes about 3-4 times brfore unit will run with full amount of water. loads take forever.

dish washers have a fill valve. the water supply line most likly has a net like filter that is stoped up with trash. Or fill valve is bad.
same thing happens to washing mashines. when they start filling up very slow you will TURN OFF water supply and diconect hose, look inside and there is the problem.

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New installation and dishwasher will not shut off

I will ask and answer some clarification questions rather than send messages back and forth. Lets see if we can get you going in the right direction.

The machine fills constantly with water. It will run even with the dial turned off.

Running and filling are two different operations so I'll make some assumptions.

There is a door interlock switch that tells the unit the door is closed and it is OK to run. That must be working or you would be dead. As is the float valve or it would turn the unit off all together.

I am going to assume from what you say it is the constant filling that is the problem. If that is so then it is the intake solenoid that is jammed in the open position or the timer is stuck in the fill position.

If it is filling with the power on or off then the solenoid is jammed. Test this by shutting off the breaker and turn on the water supply. You can also try leaving the door open. If water enters the unit for sure the solenoid is stuck open. An easy fix, remove the unit, the solenoid is located where the water supply line connects. Turn off the breaker, simply disconnect the water, power, and unscrew the part.

Depending on the unit it is possible although unlikely the the intake water supply and drain lines are reversed.

If with the power off and the water on there is not water flow then the timer is at fault.

Either way if it is a new machine then warranty should cover it.

If not a new machine you can replace these parts easily.

Check my profile and look at Dishwasher 101 tips and tricks. It explains more on how to solve and replace.

Hope this give you some direction. Please rate if so.

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Turn off the cold water.
Remove the cold water hose from the machine.
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