Question about Dishwashers

4 Answers

Bosch DLX series didn't drain, now no power

I have a Bosch DLX Series (shu3336uc/uc12 FD8202080266) failed to drain completely but seems to have gotten all my dishes clean. Now there is no power or rather the machine does not respond to pushing the start button, I.E. seems like there is no power.

Is there a reset button?

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • gtharris Sep 11, 2008

    Very same problem as listed:

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    Still have power, but it won't drain or clean properly. Filter is clean and not plugged. Tried doing the test/reset but that didn't fix it...

  • mofem Apr 08, 2009

    same, water won't drain...bailing it out is getting old...how do you fix it

  • hatethem May 03, 2009

    running when I left come home no lights, dishes look clean but water in bottom of dishwasher



×

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

I had a Bosch DLX series dishwasher that had multiple problems.

First, it had greyish water in the bottom and pushing the power button did not turn on any lights. it had mostly finished a cycle, but not quite. my first thought was to clean it out. i sponged out all the water and removed and cleaned out the filters from the bottom which were all quite nasty. i found food, tiny bones, etc. I cleaned it out and that did nothing but was still probably the cause of the problem. I called Bosch tech support and asked about areset switch. There is none. They told me to switch off the circuit breaker for 30 MINUTES to reset everything. I did that which did not fix the problem.

I then examined the connector wires (connecting the electric to my house wiring) which are in the front under the kick plate, and discovered that they had MELTED! The wiring supplied by Bosch was stranded wire, and my home wiring is solid core. i trimmed the burnt stuff and reconnected it with new wire nuts. if this happens again i plan to disassemble the dishwasher's electric and replace the stranded wire with the good stuff.

That restored the electric and the lights and display. i then ran a test cycle and it seemed to just hum. my guess after googling a bit was that the float was stuck in the up position, and it was trying to drain. This site http://www.applianceaid.com/boschDW.html told me how to run the test mode.

"To start test program, press and hold both POWER SCRUB PLUS and REGULAR WASH program buttons, then turn unit on by pressing ON/OFF button. When program buttons are released, lights above them will flash. To end test program, press ON/OFF button."

The test mode tested out all functions which I think wound up reseting the float switch which actually fixed the rest of it.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • f1nutz Nov 13, 2010

    I had the same problem. Wiring had shorted out/overheated and melted the maret connectors. I reconnected the wiring and all seems to function ok so far. Also found an olive pit after the machine did a test cycle so that could have been the culprit maybe preventing drainage but not exactly sure. We'll see if it holds up after a few more cycles.

  • wlou3 Feb 02, 2011

    I had the identical problem of water in the bottom and no power. I checked the electrical panel and the circuit breaker was tripped. I opened the bottom cover and the wire nut on the black wire was fried. I stripped the wires and rewrapped them and it worked fine. This is the second time this has happened. Next time I will replace the stranded wires. Thanks for the info.

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Have Bosch made Blomberg. NO parts available in Canada. DV pump runs on continuously. Water sensor failure. Expensive repair- replaced with Kenmore due to high risk of fire and NO PARTS available. Avoid Bosch/Blomberg!! Company uncooperative.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012

I cleaned out the entire bottom, used a plunger, then soaked up all the water, stuck a coat hanger down a hole in the bottom, There does not appear to be any debris clogging anything but to be honest I don't see a filter as I know them.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 78 Answers

Have you unblocked your filter?

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Bosch Dishwasher is not drying my dishes now. The model number is SHE44C05UC.


Hi there,

Unfortunately, it seems that the heating element has failed. The dishwasher uses steam to heat the tub to dry the dishes. I suspect your dishes are also being washed in cold water.

To check this, please run a regular full wash cycle. Allow the washer to fill with water and run for about 10 minutes, then open the door and feel the water temperature in the bottom of the washer. If the water is cold, it's more than likely the heating element has failed.

There are other possible faults which would cause the element not to heat, but these often prevent the dishwasher from completing the cycle. If the water is cold but the dishwasher still drains the water at the end - and completes the cycle - the heating element has probably failed.

Please try this simple test for water temperature and let me know if you need further assistance.

Regards,
BElectric

Feb 18, 2011 | Bosch 24 in. SHE44C05UC Stainless Steel...

1 Answer

My Bosch SHX56BO6UC14 is not getting the dishes clean at all. It's making a grinding sound. It is pumping water & spraying water, but not getting anything clean. help?


Hi

If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.

If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes. Hope this helps...

Feb 09, 2011 | Bosch Dishwashers

1 Answer

Dishes and glasses not clean, seems like spray bars not turning water seems plenty ,no clogged filters


Hi

If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.

If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes. Hope this helps...

Daniel

Dec 13, 2010 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

The dishes do not seem to come out rinsed, especially the glasses. There seem to be small particles of food left on them and overall everything seems coated with a layer of gunk. I've made sure that the...


Hi

If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.
If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes. Hope this helps...

Daniel

Dec 10, 2010 | Bosch Dishwashers

1 Answer

Clogged dishwasher drain?


clean the filter, check the water inlet and outlets for blockages

Jun 29, 2009 | Bosch SHU9915UC Dishwasher

1 Answer

Bosch dishwater backed up/leaking


You may have upset the lower door gasket, a kind of "wiper" that keeps the water inside during wash/ Look for a wrinkel in it. Maybe push it down some. the track where it goes my be you can see and it will be self explaning. As for the water not draining.... A hose kinked, A pumpout drain valve not gettign power, I just had the same problem with mine and found a small piece of a plastic baggy in the pump sump covering part of the drain hole. And after that I had no drain and just squished the drain hose at the outlet. I suspect a buildup of grease or maybe some more plastic was inside the the outlet tube. Mine drains fine now. Look for these. And let me know please

Apr 05, 2009 | Bosch Dishwashers

2 Answers

Bosch shu3036 upper arm with low pressure


check water level should just appear above filter failing that a common fault on these is the impellor wings have worn you need to strip wash motor down to get impellor cover off

Jan 07, 2008 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Dishes and inside the washer are not drying


Make sure that the drain hose is connected as per manufacturer instructions, and that there isn't a direct run down from the sink u-bend to the machine. The rinse agent effects dishes dry but has nothing with the water remaining in the machine. Good luck!

Sep 15, 2007 | Bosch 24 in. SHU66C02 / SHU66C06 Built-in...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

2,590 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Electrolux
Electrolux

Level 3 Expert

4342 Answers

Are you a Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...