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My Bosch Dishwasher will not power up

My Bosch ''she43f02uc/52'' dishwasher will not power up. I have changed receptacles, but no success. There is a small amount of water still in the bottom of the appliance.It seems to have shut down near the end of a cleaning cycle, but I cannot get it to power up again.

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Hi, Welcome to FixYa.

I would start by first shutting off the breaker.

You mentioned you replaced the "receptacles", I'm not sure if you are referring to the junction box but...I would start by removing the kick plate ( access panel at the bottom ) and checking the wiring at the junction box for the dishwasher 120vac supply line.

This is actually quite common to find a wire murret/connector come loose due to improper fastening and once the unit is in use for a while the connections heat & cool, become loose from normal operating vibrations and burn up from all the added heat caused by "resistance".

The end result is no power to the controls. Check it out and post back what you find.

Thanks for visiting "fixya" and please take a moment to rate the solution/suggestion provided here for you.

Good luck.

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Jul 30, 2010

    Hello again,

    I see you rated my post, but you didn`t comment on what you found.

    Did you find the problem ?

    I was going to suggest other possibilities, but that would have been based on your reply or your findings. I typically start with the most common, therefore the most likely problem based on a visitor`s description ( which I did ) and go from there.

    If you could let me know what you found or if the issue has been resolved that would be awesome.

    thanks again,

    macmarkus :)

  • Gone2Bodega Sep 12, 2010

    I can't thank you enough. Pulled off the kick plate and the access plate to the junction box and it was exactly what you said it would be. Thank you for your time and talent.



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