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Bosch dishwasher will not drain - causing moldy odor

Dishwasher is about 7 years old and water has always remained in the in the base - not actually on the floor of the dishwasher but in the lower part where the spinning washer part it. I take a food baster and remove it to prevent odor from sitting water. Can you help? Thank you.

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  • mimhoff Feb 02, 2008

    Thanks - I will try your suggestions.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    My Bosch dishwasher is 11 years old and has run well until now. It won't drain and will not run at all. When the dial to run is turned, you can hear the timer running, but the typical start-up does not happen. I'm wondering if the drain pump has stopped working and that this sends a signal for the rest of the process to run. I tried to clear the slots in the drain area, but that has no effect. What do you think?



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Hello Mimhoff it depends on how much water is down there. The sump area always has a little water in it to prevent the circulation pump seals from sticking. Usually around 1 to 2 inches. If there is more than that, check the slots at the bottom of the sump on the left side for being clogged and check the end of the drain hose to make sure it is clear. If you are getting a moldy/odor from the dishwasher, try running Dishwasher Magic or Tang thru the dishwasher. This will remove any build up of food or detergent from the dishwasher. If you are running the dishwasher every few days and just scraping your dishes, then either leave the door ajar or run the rinse & hold cycle to help keep the odor down. Bosch doesn't reccommend running bleach thru the dishwasher as this can cause damage to the rubber seals. However 2 tablespoons of bleach once a year won't hurt.

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