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Dishes unclean, don't dry, smells

Does not always clean dishes well, smells. Researched test sequences, found for every model but this one!

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  • cmcq7 Mar 15, 2008

    Hey, thanks! It's a Bosch SHU 9900. The appliance repair company has been here 7 times. At first, the machine wasn't draining or filling. They fixed that, and I even sat there and watched the mechanisms working (pump, etc) during a full cycle with them. Before all this - everything came out like new - no matter how bad they went in. Now - it's a **** shoot. I've noticed two things - before, when I opened the door during a cycle, the spray arm used to "spit at me" and hit (the controls are inside so you can't stop the machine first). Now, it's a pretty weak attempt at a "spit". Then, I noticed that the water was luke warm during the pre-wash and that the dishes were not drying. I stopped using the pre-wash, turned my hot water heater to HIGH, run the tap first, and although the water in the bottom of the tub is hot, it's not scalding and the dishes still come "so so" and not as dry as they used to.

  • Jacques Aferiat Jan 01, 2009

    Plus my Bosch SHU 9900 does not drain.

  • Ian Greenland May 11, 2010

    make and model please

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It sounds like theres not enough water in the machine if you are on hot water connection and it to hot you can damge the valve,try starting the dishwasher then when it starts to wash open the door a put in a few extra liters of water in and see if it sounds like its washing stronger that wont fix the problem but it will let you know if its a water inlet fault.sometimes you have to connect a dishwasher to cold water and they all heat themselves.ive had one bosch that was playing up because of the water temp going in and the pressure.if theres not enough water in it you will get a poor wash and not wash the soap out of the dispenser.hope this helps.ian

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