Question about Bosch 22 in. SKT5108 Free-standing Dishwasher

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Dishwasher fills and appears to be going through cleaning cycle ok. However if I open the door part way through the dishes appear as though nothing has happened, dishes are still dry and dirty. have checked hoses, manually added water, observed emptying etc. Any ideas nost welcome, Thank You

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  • drallim May 11, 2010

    Either the water pump is not working, or there is blockage in the deck where the water is supposed to enter the pump. You may have to tear the lower spray arm and components down to the deck to find the problem. Look particularly for a large screen near the bottom that is supposed to filter the spray water before being pumped. You can clean this screen with a hot water, white vinegar, and detergent solution. Note the order and orientation of each part removed. Check the holes in the deck for food plugging. If you have access to a wet-or-dry vacuum, that can be used to **** out debris from these holes. Hope this helps.

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Most of the time it's because the impeller assembly has either something stuck in it or has just plain worn out.
Also you want to check and make sure the holes in the washing arms are clear (Poke a little toothpick threw them, or small piece of wire/nedel ect).
To get access to the impeller, involves unhooking the power, water and drain line.
Turn the entire unit upside down and remove the plastic impeller, which there is a kit that can be purchased at most local appliance parts suppliers with the model and serial of the unit, to replace just the inner working parts of the impeller assembly.
Just think like a dishwasher and where does the water come from and follow all the pipes and be observant to how it is getting to the washer arms.

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