Question about Dishwashers
Hello everyone, I have an older Bosch dishwasher (SMU2046UC/14 ) it trips the breaker and all of a sudden stops...I have done teh usual on and off of teh breaker but no result - I cant believe how much I rely on a dishwashre - Thanks for helping
Any idea where I would be able to find a manual for this model?
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Despite the magic it performs in the kitchen, a dishwasher is actually quite simple--it is essentially a watertight box that sprays dishes with hot water and soap, drains out the dirty water, and then dries the dishes.
Hot water is delivered through a supply hose that connects to a valve that controls the water's distribution to spinning spray arms.
A pump gets rid of the dirty water, and an electric heating element dries the dishes. All of this is operated by controls that may be very simple or quite complex.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
check the following parts for their operational value. replace any failed part.
1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.
If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.
Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.
2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.
Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt, because it is probably too stretched out.
Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.
4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful, you might have to replace the pump assembly.
If the motor is stuck, it is sometimes possible to free it up by manually spinning the motor.
Replace the motor if defective.
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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