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Hi,
I am guessing that you have a regular dishwasher with 2 pull-out drawers and two rotating spray bars.

These are really simple machines, most having just a water pump as moving parts.

If you can answer these questions for me I might be able to help:

Does the water pump work - can you hear splashing from inside when it is turned on?
If No - the pump may be blocked or broken. Check the filter basket or any other filter mentioned in the instruction book to make sure they are clear.
If Yes - do the spray bars both rotate during the washing? You can check by setting them both so they are pointing at you, then swirch on the machine for a second or two then switch it off again. Open the door and look to see if the bars are in the same position as you left them.
If No - check the holes in the spray bars for blockage by food and crockery particles, jar labels, etc. If they are blocked unscrew the knurled nuts thst retain them and carefully remove them from the machine, noting the order of any washers, spacers, etc. One of the nuts - I think the one on the bar that turns anticlockwise as you look at the nut - is likely to be a left hand thread so you will need to turn that the opposite way to usual to remove it.

When you have got the bars off run them under a tap and get all the debris out. If the little jet holes are blocked the bar won't turn and your dishes won't get splashed.

If you can check those few things and let me know what you found I'll might be able to help you further.

If this "fixes ya" I'd be grateful for a suitable rating for my answer.
If you still have a problem please instead use the "add a comment" box to tell me what you found and I will try again!
Thanks, D.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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<span>From the excellent description you give the most likely cause of this problem is the check ball and funnel in the soil collector.<span>It drains fine sometimes but sometimes it doesn't drain but the motor is turning. If the motor is turning in the drain cycle most likely the motor and timer are okay. The motor on this dishwasher runs one direction to wash and one direction to drain. You can listen for this but there is another more likely part causing this problem.</span><br /> <br /><br />The idea is that in the wash cycle the circulation of the water brings food particles into the chamber. In the drain cycle the circulation is reversed and the check ball is suppose to seal the funnel off so all of the food and soils go down the drain. If the check ball doesn't seal the funnel then the water will not drain but go back into the tub.<br /> <br /><br />Most likely your problem is with the check ball and/or funnel. There may be something in the chamber preventing the check ball from sealing the funnel all of the time. Sometimes it does but sometimes it doesn't.<br /> <br />The images below will give you an idea of where the soil settler is located. You can remove the toe panel but must likely you'll need to pull the dishwasher out to access it.<br /> <br /><span> </span><br />This is a job I'd recommend a technician do. The funnel , check ball and the soil settler/separator <a href="http://www.searspartsdirect.com/"> </a>. You will also need some RTV sealant but even technicians have difficulty with this repair and I suggest you let the technician get the headache.<br /> <br /><br />The check ball and funnel can definitely cause an intermittent drain problem.<br /> <br /><br />I hope this information is helpful resolving this problem.<br /></span>

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<span>The most likely cause of this problem is the check ball and funnel in the soil collector.<span>It drains fine sometimes but sometimes it doesn't drain but the motor is turning. If the motor is turning in the drain cycle most likely the motor and timer are okay. The motor on this dishwasher runs one direction to wash and one direction to drain. You can listen for this but there is another more likely part causing this problem.</span><br /><br /> <br />The idea is that in the wash cycle the circulation of the water brings food particles into the chamber. In the drain cycle the circulation is reversed and the check ball is suppose to seal the funnel off so all of the food and soils go down the drain. If the check ball doesn't seal the funnel then the water will not drain but go back into the tub.<br /> <br /><br />Most likely your problem is with the check ball and/or funnel. There may be something in the chamber preventing the check ball from sealing the funnel all of the time. Sometimes it does but sometimes it doesn't.<br /> <br />The images below will give you an idea of where the soil settler is located. You can remove the toe panel but must likely you'll need to pull the dishwasher out to access it.<br /> <br /><span> </span>This is a job I'd recommend a technician do. The funnel , check ball and the soil settler/separator <a href="http://www.searspartsdirect.com/"> </a>. You will also need some RTV sealant but even technicians have difficulty with this repair and I suggest you let the technician get the headache.<br /> <br /><br />The check ball and funnel can definitely cause an intermittent drain problem.<br /> <br /><br />I hope this information is helpful resolving this problem.<br /></span>

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We just moved into a house with a Bosch SHY66C05UC dishwasher and it emits the foulest smell whenever we open the door. We only do the dishes every 3 days. Can anyone suggest a solution? By the way, the...


You probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some white vinegar, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get all the accumulation off.
The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and soil seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the soil, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more of the soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops. Try the door cleaning first and then run a cycle when the dishwasher is empty, using about 1/4 cup of white vinegar. This should be all you need to do.
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You probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some white vinegar, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get all the accumulation off.
The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and soil seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the soil, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more of the soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops. Try the door cleaning first and then run a cycle when the dishwasher is empty, using about 1/4 cup of white vinegar. This should be all you need to do.
I hope this helps with your "stinky" problem. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution!
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<span><span>You may be surprised to know you probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door of your dishwasher. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some <a href="/#">white vinegar</a> or a mild cleaning product, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get off all the accumulation.<br />The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and <a href="/#">soil</a> seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the <a href="/#">soil</a>, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops. </span></span><br /> <span><span>Another trick is to GENTLY rub just under the gasket with a wooden toothpick. This will remove debris lodged under the gasket.</span></span><br /> <span><span>Cleaning the bottom and edges of the door will help to prevent unpleasant odors coming from your dishwasher.</span></span>

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Pot only is "medium soil" - this will be a standard wash
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Please rate this solution if you find this helpful. Thanks.

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http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=20680&diagram_id=676283#d676283

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