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This a message for phil. The aquastop valve was not under the dishwasher. On my model, it was fitted directly onto the water inlet pipe. I replaced the valve as you suggested. After removing the old valve you could see through the clear plastic housing that water was leaking inside the valve. Anyway replaced valve but had to split wires and reconnect with connections supplied with the valve and according to instructions. Water leak has now stopped but when 'on' button is depressed and programme is selected the lights come on. Bur when door is closed machine sounds as if it is trying to start but nothing happens.

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  • brian_burns Jun 07, 2010

    I just need an answer to my last message!

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Please provide dishwasher make and model. Looks like you are retrofitting the valve to your dishwasher which may not be getting the correct supply voltage from the dishwasher control. Will need to understand part no. of the replacement valve you have used before providing any further advise.

Perhaps phil may also see this message and respond to you at some stage. Your message has been out there since 31st May.

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  • brian_burns Jun 07, 2010

    Bosch part No. 263789 which is an Aqua Stop Valve

  • Sam Jun 07, 2010

    any chance of knowing what the make and model of the dishwasher is??



    cmmiuser01

  • brian_burns Jun 08, 2010

    Bosch model SHV43A03GB/42

  • Sam Jun 08, 2010



    Thanks for your patience. I have now been able to check out the dishwasher model that you have and how the AquaStop valve is connected.



    I can see two possibilities that could be preventing the dishwasher from operating -



    1. The electrical connections to the Aquastop valve are incorrect, causing the valve to operate and shut the water off in the normal state. How confident are you that you have the correct part from this dishwasher. Does it look like this?



    2. The flood switch inside the dishwasher has operated causing it to trigger the Aquastop valve.



    Possible solutions



    A. can you connect the water inlet hose direct to the tap and bypass the Aquastop valve? that way you can check if the the valve is the problem.

    B. if dishwasher appears OK in A, then check wire terminals in valve are ok and that it is connected in the correct direction.

    C. If results in A & B show Aquastop valve connection is ok then check if flood switch at base of dishwasher is not stuck or water has not leaked under the pump assembly. Will have to dry the base of the dishwasher - the part where motor etc are located.



    HOpe this helps solve the problem. Please post a comment to confirm what you find.



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Hi Brian.

Can you please state again the terms of the problem and please give us full model number. Unfortunately the Fixya system does not send the new questions always to the same expert and does not allow us to see each other solutions.

If you want to contact Phil, post an add on comment to your original post. He will receive an email notification. If you want to keep troubleshooting, please provide model number and briefly describe the problem from scrap.

Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on May 31, 2010

  • brian_burns Jun 03, 2010

    1) If the dishwasher is left overnight not in uses, water seeps slowly back into the dishwasher.
    With the door open and the 'on' button depressed, the dishwasher begins pumping away the water that's gathered. At this point the door is still open and no programme has been selected.
    I am told the water inlet valve needs replaced but on my model, the only thing I can see is a aqua stop valve.
    Spare parts suppliers quote Bosch part No. 167025 which is a Solenoid Vater Valve and Bosch part No. 263789 which is an Aqua Stop Valve

    Bosch model SHV43A03GB/42




    2) On your model the aqua stop valve is the root of what is causing the leak, the check valve inside the aqua stop is reducing the pressure too far and the seat on the water inlet is bypassing due to the aqua stop.

    So to repair this order the second part you list No. 263789

    Let me know if you need more clarification




    3) The part is located under the dishwasher in the lower pan. It is between the water inlet from the house supply and the water inlet to the tank on the dishwasher.

    The dishwasher will have to be removed from the installation and the water and electrical supply to the dishwasher turned off while make the change.

    With the dishwasher out lay it down carefully, you should be able to remove the lower pan and see the component. It is not not difficult but can take a bit of time.

    Once you are done, check very good for water leaks!

    Let me know if you have questions




    4)This a message for phil. The aquastop valve was not under the dishwasher. On my model, it was fitted directly onto the water inlet pipe. I replaced the valve as you suggested. After removing the old valve you could see through the clear plastic housing that water was leaking inside the valve. Anyway replaced valve but had to split wires and reconnect with connections supplied with the valve and according to instructions. Water leak has now stopped but when 'on' button is depressed and programme is selected the lights come on. Bur when door is closed machine sounds as if it is trying to start but no water is coming into the machine in effect, nothing happens.

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