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Bosch Dishwasher stuck in "Scrub Cycle"

My Bosch dishwasher seems to be stuck in the scrub cycle and therefore is using more energy when in use. The regular wash button will not engage. Any thoughts or suggestions before I start to take the thing apart?

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  • JasonT_PM Apr 08, 2008

    I have a feeling that it has a broken switch. I'll let you know the outcome.



    BTW...My Bosch is also a SHU43.

  • Bruce Richardson Apr 14, 2008

    Original problem on sh16802uc was it would not count down but ran continually, I found a stuck water sensor and now it wont run nor fill???

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    detailed instructions to replace a cycle select button on Bosch shu9952 dishwasher

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The Control module on our SHU43 blew this morning and when I took it apart to get the module out, I discovered why two of the Cycle selections no longer worked..... the little plastic lever that pushed the switch behind the fascia button - had broken off. You may have the same issue. It's not a cheap fix though as a new module is gonna cost me $175.

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Bosch Dishwasher Troubleshooting Your Bosch dishwasher can run a test cycle which will quickly go through each stage of a wash programme in order to find out at what point a fault is occurring. It will only give you a general idea of where the problem lies but is a useful first step in diagnosing the issue.

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I'm fairly sure your model has the hidden buttons on the top of the door and you stated you have five-cycle buttons, in which case they will be as follows.

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These buttons are also used for cancelling a wash cycle. Hold down "Power Scrub Plus" and "Delicate" at the same time to cancel a cycle and drain the water out.

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I hope this solves your problem. If you need any additional information, please post back.

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