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My Bosch SHX46L dishwasher barely puts out water when running any wash cycle. Drain is clean and it has no problem draining water. Also a small grinding or wining noise that I did not notice before.

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If there is enough water in the bottom of the unit then you main wash motor needs to be replaced. if there is not enough water then you may need to replace the water valve.also check the main water line for kinks or restricted water flow

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