Questions & Answers
Where is the fill pipe at on a ge
can any1 help me, my bosch unit is not filling up but the fan in the drain keeps running iv tried draining all water out of unit giving a shake but is not working, I pulled the panel off the side and held down this red piece like a float valve and then the unit filled up but would not complete cycle, any suggestions
Dishwasher not working.... when i
Hello, How long has your dishwasher been do this? Have you washed dish's in
it? Also, these German made dishwasher run on less than 2 1/2 gallons of
water. These German manufactured dishwasher machines run really quite. Because
of the German water conservancies laws. They limit the amount of water
dishwasher and washing machine can use. Also, there is no storage hot water
system in there homes, it on demand hot water. You can't hear the motor running
and about the only thing one can hear is maybe the water washing the dishes.
Now, the water at the bottom of the dishwasher, if the drain isn't connected
up under is the sink drain and trap area or the garbage disposable in the sink.
but some place lower on the drain pipe. You will not have a spiffing effect on
the the bottom of the dishwasher, it the same with washing machines. One the
discharge pump starts sucking air, it will not drain the dishwasher. The siffen
effect works if the water is below the outlet for the drain. Example: Home owner
have the new washing running and continue fill with water. Why, because the
drain pipe end is below the the bottom of the washing machine tub. It fill up
with water and siffen action continues emptying the tube will it still filling.
One heck of a water bill.
My dishwasher is not filling
Check that your supply faucet is open, Check if there is a screen in the supply line, these can become blocked due to scale deposits from the mains. If there is no screen check that the inlet solenoid valve has not got blocked. If none of the above help, check that there is power getting to the solenoid valve when the machine is supposed to be on the fill cycle. If no power is getting to the valve, the timer might be faulty. (You can try hand filling the machine and see if it goes through a cycle, at least up to the rinse stage, this will tell you if the timer control is working).
Bosch lifestyle dishwasher not filling
hey can any1 help me I have a bosch automatic, when I turn the unit on the little fan in the bottom keeps spinning and no water enters the unit, iv drained all the water out of the unit cleaned the drain checked to make sure water is getting to the unit then I pulled the panel off the side and held down this red piece like a float valve down and it then fills with water, but its not completing a cycle, any advice what could be wrong?
Bosch SGS43E02 will not drain - otherwise seems
Thanks for using FixYa. Dishwasher not draining properly or not draining at all issues can arise due to different reasons. Usually, these issues are related to kinked hoses, knocked out disposer unit (if connected with the dishwasher drain hose) & clogged drain pump & filter. Also note that dishwashers do not drain completely after a finished cycle and this is normal. Dishwashers are designed to leave some water in the unit to ensure that the heating element doesn't overheat. If you suddenly begin to experience a large amount of water being retained in your dishwasher, you have a problem. Some of the most common reasons include that the drain hose isn't working properly, the drain pump isn't working correctly, or possibly there is a plumbing problem in your home's drain lines. First check whether the drain is not clogged or blocked and the line is not kinked. Check all the hoses for blockages & also clean the air gap. If you have checked the drain hose and can't locate the problem, then it is an issue with the drain pump of the dishwasher. Please rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
Water in the bottom and not working
Check for a clogged drain (e.g.: via drain hose), or a water pump malfunction due to foreign obstruction (e.g.: glass, etc).
Note: If you changed a food waste disposer (kitchen sink area) and did not remove "plug" from disposer for dishwasher drain hose (assuming dishwasher drain hose connected to food waste disposer), then water cannot drain from dishwasher.
DISHWASHER IS ONLY FILLING WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF
The water level detector pipe could be obstructed / blocked. This thin plastic pipe is at the bottom of the washer and as it fills to the correct level of water the pressure in the pipe activates a water level switch in the washer. Sometimes the air pressure pipe becomes blocked / obstructed or the contacts of the pressure switch become burnt. You can disconnect the pipe and blow through it and the pressure switch is normally factory set and does not need adjusting. Replace it if necessary.
My dishwasher is not filling with water
This does sound like a problem with the "anti-flood" device that does detect water (leak / spill) at the base of the washer. This device is a protection device that consists of a polystirene float and a micro swithch. Once a water leak or spill is detected it automatically puts the washer in pump out mode and switches the inlet water off. You need to determine if a leak exists that has caused the float to trigger the micro switch and clear the water / leak. This should put the washer back to normal.
When dishwasher is switched on to start its
Following is a complete trouble shoot for your dishwasher.
Most probably a float valve or alignment of the door interlock switch.
Start with the simple things and work your way from there. You will be
amazed how many people call a plumber who flips a breaker or simply
clears a stuck float valve (for $80 minimal fee).
If no lights are coming on.
First check the breaker to the machine.
you have an exposed power source to the machine such as a plug or
junction box open the box and check the wiring is intact and not rusted
etc. Take care here and shut the breaker off first.
No go so far?
Check if your float valve is jammed.
valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If
anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.
inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like
a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.
Not the float valve either?
Check the door interlock latch.
like a washing machine a dishwasher will only operate with the door
closed (or when it thinks it is closed!). There is a metal tab that
engages a switch in the door. This is the same switch that activates as
you operate the handle to open the door. If it is misaligned it will
not signal the machine that the door is closed and the machine will not
You can check this by overriding the locking tab. Put
a screwdriver in the door latch and press the switch. You should see
the lights come on and power flow to the machine.
Note: if the machine is in run mode you will get water spraying.
fix this problem bend the tab to properly engage the switch. Or if
necessary loosen the screws retaining the switch and move it to
correctly align with the tab.
OK now you are into electronics.
is quite simple. Some units have an internal fuse to protect the
control panel. Check that first. Take your time and take care. Turn the
The control panel is screwed in place. Remove the
screws and gently remove the control panel. Take care not to have parts
of the door latch fall out or springs drop out etc. On newer units it
is very simple as it is just a circuit board. Look for the fuse and check that it is OK. Replace if necessary with correctly rated thermal fuse.
Do you have water in the bottom of the machine?
Power is there, lights are one, seems to want to work. Water will come in but will not drain.
small amount around the drain is normal for some machines. This is held
to keep the pump primed in some units. However it should not fill the
bottom of the unit. You know what it normally looked like so it if is
full then you probably have a jammed float valve as above or a clog in
Remove the cover from the drain in
the bottom of the dishwasher. They usually lift out or have a few
screws holding them down. Simple to figure out just take your time and
try not to force anything. Look for a clog and clear if necessary.
drain can run either direct to the drain under the sink or to the
disposal unit if you have one. The drain can clog at either point.
by disconnecting the drain line from the dishwasher where if connects
to the sink or disposal unit. Look for a clog and clear if necessary.
exits the machine via the drain pump. If it is not operating the
machine will not drain. It will fill usually to the point where the
float valve lifts and does its job by stopping the machine before if
floods your house.
If you have water in the machine to the point the float valve is lifted then drain it out first.
machine should be running now. Lights will come on and it will run
again to the point where if fills with water and trips the float valve
again. If so then check the pump and timer (see also timer below).
Remove the units as per below.
If your pump is belt driven check he belt (very few have belts).
direct drive switch the unit on and let if run to the drain cycle. If
the pump does not come on check for voltage at the pump during the
drain cycle. If you have voltage replace the pump. If not it is the
timer that is faulty (see below).
OK now your are getting to some deeper issues. Not necessarily hard but only go here if the simple things are OK.
you are not getting water into the unit but you have lights on and you
hear clicking and the timer runs and things are trying to work then we
know you have power and the timer is running.
No water coming to the unit.
Make sure nobody shut the supply line off. There should be a tap under the sink on the water supply line to the unit.
Turn the unit on an listen at the base for a click as the water supply solenoid (electric switch) opens. No click?
the solenoid. Remove the machine from under the counter. There will be
screws holding it to the underside of the counter. You may have to
lower the legs to get it out. They turn with a wrench to lower.
the unit where the water supply line comes in is a solenoid switch it
opens to allow the water to enter the machine. Water comes in under
household pressure (it is not pumped in by the unit). Chances are it is
faulty. Replace it as it can't be serviced.
Still no luck?
unit is guided by a timer. The timer tells the machine what to do and
for how long. If it fails the unit will stop or jam in one cycle. If
you have a physical switch the you turn to select the type of wash
cycle check it. If you are all touch control then replace the whole
board or machine.
To check the switch open the control panel
above and use a voltage tester to see if you have current at each cycle
point. Cleaning sometimes helps if not replace.
Hope this helps you. Please rate this tip for me.
My bosch dishwasher will not fill with water. I
the unit is going into drain mode. check your hose for leaks. when water leks in the base of the unit the float switch is activated and the unit will stay in drain mode until the water is removed. check float by removing side panel and look into bottom base for water.
Have just plumbed in machine. No water going into
check if the water valve is opened, also you can check the check the solenoid connections and the probe. also you can put a bucket or two of water directly in the dish washer to check if the probe and ather parts is ok.
Not finding what you are looking for?