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No water filling the dishwasher.

The pump works and the dial completes it's cycle.

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The circulation pump is possibly leaking and has activated the flood safety, if you can get the unit near a sink and tip it you may find water coming out from the frame area. I would suggest if this is the case that you contact an expert such as BSH home appliances as these units can be quite tricky to work on if you don't have any experience.
Hope this helps.

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  • RascallyBear Aug 04, 2011

    Actually, there are several possibilities... It may also be one of the microswitches inside the pressure system.
    UNPLUG FROM MAINS POWER!
    The following directions are given (left and right) as though you are looking at the front of the machine.
    Your first task is to remove the white metal cover. It fits over the top of the machine and down both sides. It is easy to remove. You will need a 'Torx 15' screwdriver: the six-sided star head type, and an X head screwdriver.
    - on the sides, remove the small white screw covers, then take out the 4 Torx screws.
    - on the back, remove the X head screws from the white cover (NOT those on the silver base).
    - open the door, and locate the screws that are preventing the white cover from coming off. There are about six of these. You'll see which these are if you lift the sides of the cover and (gently) waggle it about.
    Once the cover is off, you need to look inside the workings on the right hand side. Move the machine so you have easy access. On the bottom right (looking into the workings) you'll see a white plastic moulding, approximately 5 inches (100mm) wide. In the top left of this moulding, you'll see a circular black plactic item, and to the right of this will be a smaller red circular item.
    Wires are connected to both the red and the white inserts. The wires are connected to microswitches and the black and the red inserts are floats. They are part of what's called the pressure system. They control when water is pumped into the dishwasher.
    (You'll also see a white circular expanded foam polystyrene disk under the white moulding. This lifts up if there's a water leak inside the casing. It also activates the microswitch attached to the Red insert.)
    OK, back to the microswitches.
    To remove and replace the switch on the black pressure chamber: pull off the multiplug. The chamber is held in place by two lugs. Using a small (electrician's size) screwdriver, GENTLY press on the casing next to the REAR locating lug, while gently pulling the chamber up-and-back. It should pop free. The microswitch is held in place by two claws visible next to the electrodes. Gently pull these appart (with your fingers) and the microswitch will come out.
    The other microswitch, the one over the red float, is accessed by removing the clear plastic cover (rock the cover while gently pulling upwards).
    If either of these microswitches has failed, the dishwasher won't fill.
    Examine, test and Replace the switches as required.

  • joegros Sep 06, 2011

    Hi, sorry to jump on this thread too but I have owned this dishwasher for about 3 years and it has been fine - until now!
    It does not seem to be filling up with enough water at the start of each program. It will fill up for 10 seconds or so and then the program will start fine, but I noticed that it sounded very noisy, as though it was emptying itself. If you open the door, there IS some water in the bottom, but clearly not enough for the machine to operate properly. I have temporarily solved the problem by adding an extra litre of water as soon as the pump starts (after the initial drain and fill). The machine then quietens down to it's usual (noisy!) self and runs perfectly. Well, until it gets to the next part of the cycle involving another fill, when I have to assist it again.

    Any ideas what the problem is? I'm guessing there is some kind of float to get the water level? Could that be sticking or something? Water inlet into the machine is same as it always has been, so don't think there is a problem there.


    Joe

  • jfrazer255 Feb 04, 2012

    Hi Joe did you fix your problem as we've got the EXACT same thing...is there a float somewhere in the Bosch SKT5102, can't see a problem with the inlet valve. We're on the verge of binning the machine and it's only just 3 years old....

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SOURCE: dishwasher cycles but does not clean the dishes

if your dishwasher is cleaning poorly, check these: Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. 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. 

When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. 

Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

Tools required: 

Adjustable wrench

Multi-Screwdriver 

Pliers 

Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source. 

Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home’s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful. 

CAUTION: If you’re not sure you’ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair. 

Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here. 

Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home. 

Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s). 

The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to the valve you’ll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher. 

Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line is usually copper or braided stainless steel. 

CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot. 

Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.

Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame. 

Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you’ll be sure to reattach them correctly. 

Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve. 

Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve. 

Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet up with it properly. 

Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions. 

Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly. 

Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks. 

Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test. 

Note: You may have to let the dishwasher run a few minutes before it reaches the next water fill cycle. 

Internal filters Every dishwasher has some type of filter to keep large food particles and foreign objects away from the pump assembly:

  • Most modern dishwashers have self-cleaning filters that don't need any routine cleaning.


  • Some have filters in the bottom of the dishwasher that you need to periodically clean. You don't need any tools to remove the filter, and cleaning it is easy. Consult your owner's manual to determine which type you have and its maintenance requirements.


If your filter is clogged, it may be causing the cleaning problem. 

Drain valve Some dishwashers have a valve (or gate) that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.

Spray arms There's a spray arm at the bottom of your dishwasher--it may have a tall spray tube mounted to the center of it. There may also be a spray arm located directly beneath the upper rack of dishes and/or above the upper rack.

If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary. 

Water temperature To get the best cleaning results, the water entering your dishwasher needs to be hot enough. Try running the hot water in your kitchen sink for about 30 seconds before starting the dishwasher, to pre-heat it. Also, if your dishwasher lets you select a higher wash or rinse temperature, try that to see if it helps. 

To check the temperature of the hot water that comes from your kitchen faucet use a waterproof thermometer. If the water isn't 120 degrees Fahrenheit, your dishwasher may have trouble getting your dishes clean. You could increase the temperature of the hot water to the whole house--and therefore the dishwasher--by adjusting the hot water heater thermostat.

Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Detergent cup Dishwashers don't perform their best if detergent is introduced only at the beginning of a cycle, so add detergent to both parts of the cup. 

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SOURCE: Dishwasher slowly fills up with water after wash cycle completed

Inside the bottom of the dishwasher under the lower rack to the side there is a float that regulates water level. jiggle it up and down a few times , it will be OK. Vitally

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