Question about Bosch SHU9915UC Dishwasher
We've got a problem with our dishwasher - All connected up to water supply but water seemingly not going into the dishwasher - not getting the usual water swooshing sounds when cycle begins.
Can you help?
First check the machine is getting electricity (and the problem isn't a blown fuse!)
A very likely cause is that the solenoid on the inlet valve has gone. Rarer possibilities to consider are water turned off at the mains, a blocked inlet strainer (where the inlet hose mates with the valve), or a problem with the programme controller.
The inlet valve is near the top of the machine, and is the thing the hose from your outside water supply screws into. The solenoid is the electrical bit that clips onto the top of the valve body.
I suggest you go out to your local appliance spares shop and buy a replacement solenoid for not much, fit it and see what happens. It is possible to do a series of tests to confirm first that really is the problem - but with the solenoids being cheap, I'm inclined to suggest not messing around with test gear, water and mains electricity.
When replacing the solenoid, make really sure the machine is unplugged from the electricity supply.
Usually best to take the top panel off to gain access (try taking the trim across the back of the top panel off, then sliding the panel off backwards).
Disconnect the cables from the old solenoid. Prise it off the valve body. Snap the new one on in its place and refit the cables (it doesn't really matter which way round they go, but one way will probable look neater than the other).
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
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