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Bosch Classixx dishwasher: Initially no water feed and 'water check' light came on. Removed side panel, emptied water from base. Ran OK for a week or so. The problem then repeated so side panel removed, float switch operation checked (OK) drained water from sump below polystyrene float. Ran OK but contents came out dirty and cold - no heat. Side panels off again, water in base but no obvious leak when watched during cycle - still no heat. Help please.

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  • sharpjohn Apr 26, 2010

    Where do I find the heater element so that I can check this out?



    Does this heater element heat both the wash water and drying cycle?



  • sharpjohn Apr 26, 2010

    Where is the water in the base coming from? No obvious leaks seen by looking under durting a cycle with the side panels removed.

  • sharpjohn Apr 27, 2010

    This dishwasher is only 4 years old so we were not expecting troubles like this so soon.
    The pointers to the repair manuals were most helpful and hopefully will lead me to resolving the issues.
    Thanks.

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Http://www.repairclinic.com/Dishwasher-Repair-Help
http://www.applianceaid.com/dishwash.html
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dishwasher/dishwasher.php
Above are the best DIY help troubleshooting links about.
http://www.appliancerepair.net/apnet/frameset?http://www.appliancerepair.net/apnet/dish/index.htm
Above, troubleshooting link. Below is a Service and repair manual, this is what us engineers use to troubleshoot and repair. it is VERY comprehensive
http://136.166.4.200/contents/Dishwasher/LDS5811/LDS5811_Service_Manual.pdf
http://www.cteq.ca/Doc_texte/DishwasherTraining%20bosch.pdf
Above is the Bosch Training manual, this is what is used to train people how to Fix, the dishwasher. Download ALL Links etc. Just follow the troubleshooting procedures.
Select, and Copy/Paste, the address to the address bar, and get the manuals or information and "How To".

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. If the dishwasher is wont fill its water-inlet valve issue. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it. If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. If you have checked all these and still there is no heat then it means its due to the heating element going bad. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Apr 26, 2010

    If you
    have water leaks around the base of your dishwasher, you may be using a
    detergent that is causing too much suds. Cut back on the amount of detergent
    you use, and see if that makes a difference. Water that spills through the door
    vent is usually caused by improperly loading dishes. Leaks from the door itself
    may be caused by a faulty door gasket or door tightness adjustment. You should
    check the main tub seal, the door latch, the door gasket, the water-inlet
    valve, and the fill and drain hoses.





    Also make sure the dishwasher is sitting level (you can adjust the front feet
    up or down, and many units have some type of levelers at the rear). Water under
    the dishwasher may be originating from a leaky hose or loose hose connection.
    Remove the lower front panel, and check the hoses. The pump seal may be
    defective, too; replacing this is a job for an appliance repairperson. An older
    dishwasher may corrode at the bottom, but this is fairly uncommon. If this is
    the case with your dishwasher, it's time for a new one.









    Please do
    accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further
    assistance.









    Thanks


    Rylee



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