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My Bosch SHV4803UC Dishwasher latch somehow closed with the door open. The dishwasher thinks its on but the door is open Also, the lights don't come on showing the cycle selection. How do I correct this problem?

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description, "The dishwasher thinks its on but the door is open Also, the lights don\'t come on showing the cycle selection" you likely need a door switch # 165926, also known as a "reed switch by Bosch".

i.e.

My Bosch SHV4803UC Dishwasher latch - cef3e8e.jpg
This is also based on the model number being SHV4803UC. The part is approximately $20 at most brick & mortar appliance part stores.

I usually purchase them on-line from "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclinic.com" or "appliancepartspros.com" but I suggest shopping around.

**please turn off the power before servicing...safety first**

If you need assistance in replacing the switch let me know I can help you to take it apart etc.

Thanks for choosing FixYa. good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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