I replaced the leaking part where the water line comes into the dishwasher which has the three electrical wires and the auto open shut valve and now the dishwasher will not fill with water as it goes through its cycle. Do I have my wires reversed or a bad part?
That part sounds like a solenoid valve which opens to let the water in when it recieves electric power. It behaves like a magnet, so put a metal screwdriver on the solenoid area and it will feel like a magnet, therefore it is in the open position. If this is ok but still no water the float switch may have lifted due to an internal leak, check if there if water in the base of the unit.
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Hi Gilgol, The link below is a Bosh Dishwasher list of error codes, I believe your error code is E3....CHEERS.. http://removeandreplace.com/2015/10/09/bosch-dishwasher-error-codes-how-to-clear-what-to-check/ Bosch Dishwasher Error Code E3
Fault Condition: Not filling with water
Repair or Check: If the water supply cut-off valve on the dishwasher is completely open but the dishwasher will not fill with water then shut off the water supply and unplug the dishwasher. Remove the water fill line and check to see if the water inlet screen valve is plugged up. If so then replace the water valve. Cleaning the screen can make the issue worse so always replace if the screen is clogged. The valve can get stuck open from gunk and therefore flood or overfill.
Parts Required: Water inlet valve Bosch Water Inlet Valve Assembly for Dishwasher
You are correct. The inlet water valve is leaking. It might be worn or have debris stuck in it. There is a very small chance that the electrical signal from the controller is letting a small amount of current in and holding it open. To rule out this problem you can uplug the machine and see if it stops filling. Otherwise just replace the valve. IT is not hard to do.
Hi, if your dishwasher is not filling with water, check the Water-inlet Valve and Float Switch
The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.
The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.
ck the float it may be comming under the door . if water is still in tank after cycle / clean the screen in the bottom it is a lift out basket . ck for resstriction in drain line . all of thes will cause over fill and flooding . your model may have a pressure sw . sometimes food gets in the air line / remove tube and blow out .. mm
you need to check the water solenoid valve. if you follow the water line coming into the dishwasher you will find the valve(first spot in the water line with two wires coming from it) if you pull the wires off you should see 110 v when it is trying to fill with water if you do then test the valve for continuity.
There should be a float switch inside the dishwasher sometimes these get hung up on the full position which in turn keeps the solenoid from allowing the water to come on. remove the bottom rack and check to see if this is the case. Dislodging the float should fix the problem. If not listen to see if the solonoid Clicks when you turn the cycle to fill position if not it could be either solonoid or the timer. if you hear click and still no water check strainer in water line could be clogged or water is turned off some where.
Turns out that the dishwasher had a leak in the bottom. No water could be seen leaking out because Bosch machines have a cut-off valve that means if a tray in the bottom of the machine fills up with water, the float valve doesn't allow anymore water into the machine. we worked this out after we tipped the machine slightly, water ran out, when we put it back down and started it the inlet valve worked until the bottom had filled with water again.
New machine for us! However, not a critism of Bosch. We use our machine at least two or three times a day and have done for the last 5 years.
Sounds like you already know how to fix it. The inlet valve is only held closed by water pressure...if you have low water pressure it could be causing this. Its more likely just a bad fill valve though. The water inlet valve is accessed by removinf the lower kickplate and the sheild behind that. Then all you have to do is remove the water line from the valve, remove the 2 screws holding it and pull it out far enough to disconnect the 2(possibly 3) wires and the fill hose. Make sure to mark where your wires go, if you hook it up wrong it could continue to fill and overflow. Hope this helps!