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Bosch Dishwasher I have a Bosch dishwasher and it seems that the soAP DISPENSER DOES NOT OPEN DURING A WASH CYLE THEREFORE THE DISHES ARE NOT CLEANED. PLEASE HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM.

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  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with my dishwasher and I just read a blog that says you can put the soap in the bottom of the dishwasher and it will do the same job.

  • thebrit Nov 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, I am putting soap in when i load and that is OK but not as good as between the pre wash

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR DISHWASHER?

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Warning!To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect yourappliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break theconnection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do anytroubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because somecomponents may have sharp edges, use caution while working on yourappliance.

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
It cleans poorly
There's no water entering the machine
The water doesn't drain from the machine
It's noisy
It leaks
The dry cycle has problems
The door has problems
The cycle doesn't complete
I see an error code
The detergent cup doesn't open
The cycle times are too long

Hope this may help;

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