The dishwasher fills up with water overnight. When checked after the cycle is completed, it is empty, but will several hours later it will be full of water. It has leaked out on the floor on one occasion. Is there a valve or something that is not closing?
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Check the drain line underneath the sink. It should be suspended just below the counter top. If it is too low,water from the sink will back fill into the dishwasher. If the drain is OK,then the dishwasher water valve is defective.
Welcome to Fixya ! You've come to the right place.
The problem you're experiencing unfortunately is a common one. The water inlet valve has been an issue with B/S/H built ( this includes bosch, thermador, seimens & gaggenau ) dishwasher's going back to the mid 90's.
The part to repair it is available at most brick & mortar appliance part centers or you can check out on-line vendors such as repairclinic, apwagner etc. Do a search for part # 1105846 at repairclinic, you'll see what I'm talikng about. By the way it's about $35.
Hope that helps move you forward. Let me know if I can assist you further, or need help on how to change it etc. It's relatively easy with Bosch. Thanks for coming to "fixya" for your inquiries and please take a second to rate this answer according to my helpfulness.
Cold water is the only type of water that fills your tub. The machine looks like it stops because it is waiting for the water heater to heat the water in your machine to a highert temperature, enough to get your dishes clean.On that model you can't say very often that your dishes don't get clean.
Make sure your water is hot, at least 120deg f. Also, use least amount of soap you can get away with. Usually around 2 tablespoons for soft water. Use powdered soap not gel. Gel leaves a tiny residue each load and will clog up plumbing in dw after 4,5,or 6 years. Rinse agent such as Jet Dry is highly recommended.
Try the "Tang" trick. Orange Tang drink mix is mildly acidic. With an empty dishwasher, start and fill, then normal drain. On second fill, add a full jar of Tang then let the dishwasher run for a few minutes. Crack the door to stop the dishwasher and let it sit for several hours or overnight. Then close the door, push start and let the dw run through the remaining cycle. This will sometimes clean out the crud in the water lines.