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Bottom dishes not cleaned well

SHX46A06 dishwasher not cleaning bottom dishes very well any longer. At first, noticed a "film" being left on dishes so we switched detergents - nothing changed. We've pulled out and cleaned trap, filter, and spray arms - still not cleaning well. Not being a dishwasher expert, the only other piece of info I can provide is that I noticed there is still some water that I can see when I pull out the fine filter. Does this mean it is not draining properly? Any other troubleshooting tips and/or ideas? The dishwasher is about 6 years old and runs once or twice a week. Thanks for any info you might provide.

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  • gary_e_johns May 14, 2010

    I am confused by this response. My understanding of this model Bosch is that it does not have a heater element; instead it has a heater assembly (aqua sensor). I've measured the water temp and it reaches approx 120 degrees. Do you believe this is still indicative of a water assembly issue? Any way to know/test (I'm not an electrician either).
    Thanks!!

  • gary_e_johns Jun 10, 2010

    I finally got around to attempting to change the heater assembly and after replacing, there is a part that I can not find where it goes. It is the "magnet plunger, top rack only". I can not find a diagram anywhere showing me where this part might go. Any ideas?

  • gary_e_johns Jun 10, 2010

    I finally got around to attempting to replace the heating assembly. As I was putting everything back together, I noticed a part that I did not remove (fell out at some point). Searched and found that it is a "magnet, plunger, top rack only" (part # AP28023870 on Appliance Parts Pros) and I have no idea where this part goes and can find no diagram to assist. Any ideas?
    Thanks!!

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  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb May 15, 2010

    Hi,

    There are many different ways of dishwashers heating the water and my point was that you have a problem with the water not getting hot enough,,,you have proven that by stating that the water was 120... it should be at least 140 for good cleaning and proper santitizing of your dishes...

    Yes, that heating assemply is probably not working properly...

    Do a search online for repair parts for your dishwasher and then order the needed part.



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    Have a great day!!



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