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Won't stop pumping

We inherited this dishwasher when we moved into a house two years ago. It's been fine but on Christmas Eve (brilliant timing...) it stopped working. Basically the hole in the bottom of the machine where the filter is has water pumping through it but it doesn't reach the spinning arms. More worrying is the fact that when you open the door it normally stops the machine. It didn't. The pumps keeps working and doesn't stop at all. If you left it it would still be going 24 hours later. We left it for a few days whilst looking at new dishwashers and then I thought I'd try it again, and hey presto it was fine three days later. Anyway, six months later it's started to do the same thing but doesn't look like it's going to right itself this time. Any ideas as to what it might be? I've tried reseting it by holding the reset button for three seconds. It flashes END, I turn it off, but when I turn it back to a cycle number it carries on working before I've even pushed the START button, just pumping away....

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  • Daniel Mairani
    Daniel Mairani Aug 11, 2008

    dishwasher shu5313cu/12 bosch. the pump won't stop pumping and no other cycles work. only on/off. ???solution??

  • android1968 Sep 16, 2008

    Many thanks for your advice.
    I had actually found that this was the problem after trawling through the site. Annoyingly I'd paid for a one to one chat with one of the experts who just told me that the control board had gone and that I needed to call a Bosch engineer... mmmm, I think I could have done that off my own bat anyway! Anyway I was advised to remove the machine from under the kitchen unit and tilt it through 45º which I did, got very wet feet, and hey presto, it worked. They have since refunded the money for the nothingness advice they gave....
    Thanks again


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The reason it keeps running is because there is water in the pan under the dishwasher. firs this to do is shut the power off, then take the kick plate off, remove all the water that you can. this should fix it , if it happens again there might be a leak from a seal or from suds. hope this helps


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