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Dishwasher won't power on- no lights. My husband just cleaned out the appliance- could he have knocked something loose?

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Hello, welcome to Fixya. When you state your "husband just cleaned out the appliance" what do mean exactly. I would suspect a poor line connection at the junction box where the power enters the dishwasher, or a broken wire in the door panel at the point it bends as the door opens & closes is common...based on what you've described. Let me know by posting a reply what you find and what you meant. **Make sure the breaker is OFF before attempting any repairs** I'll try and assist you through a diagnosis and repair if need be. Good luck macmarkus :)

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First...make sure you visit the Bosch dishwasher recall website as this model is under the recall with a faulty controller which may cause a fire! Check your model under
then call 800.856.9226 to setup a recall repair appointment. We just found out about this recall and was never notified by Bosch even though we registered our unit after we purchased about poor customer service! Hope this helps!

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