I was wondering if you could help me out please? My dishwasher is taking ages to wash and I'm pretty sure that it's the heater that has gone. I've tried opening the dishwasher to get to the heating element but have had no luck. The inside of the dishwasher is sealed. I've tried removing the side panels, looking under the dishwasher but just can't seem to get inside of the dishwasher!!! Any ideas how I can get to it please??
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E15 on the Bosch units indicated the base switch is activated. There is a safety switch which will activate the drain pump to avoid the base overflowing. Basically you either have a leak or possibly rodents living in the base of your dishwasher.
Easy way to check is first make sure no water is inside the washing area or sump (where the filter is). You will have a dribble there which the drain pump won't pump out but make sure it is mostly empty. The dishwasher always drains at the beginning of a cycle if you need to manually activate this, just turn you tap off so it doesn't try to fill. unplug your dishwasher then pull the machine out and place some old towels along the base and tip if forward. If water run out from the base then you got a leak.
If you are a bit handy then you can take either the front kick plate and cover off or a side panel to look in the base. The float switch is a polystyrene disc which raises and hits a micro switch when the base fills up.
Common place for these to leak is the sump, wash motor or water path / distribution unit. Look for chalky white residue around the seals. Depending on the age of your unit some parts are more serviceable than others. Bosch are pretty good with spare parts so you should be able to source most items you need.
If you are not handy or technical and are concerned about taking on this work, call in a technician. Remember disconnect power before attempting any work. please.
Either the hot water is not coming in at proper temperature (if dishwasher is connected to hot water inlet) or the heater in dishwasher is faulty. It is part number 263765 on diagram 4 on this page. The alternative part number is 264588 and is worth about 75 pounds...!!
have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained
about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain
to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed
them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also
found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess
things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out
the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that
will help you with the online buying...
sounds like a drain pump ... you may have a damaged drain pump or something stuck in it..
turn off the power the the dishwasher...
.remove toe panel and you can see the drain pump on the left ..you can remove plastic hose on the left to drain the dishwasher ...be sure to catch the water will come out ... you can remove drain pump press release tab and turning drain pump ...hope it helps
hi there sounds like the wash pump has become ceased, isolate unit from power and remove left hand side panel the wash pump will will now be visible, gentle turn the induction cooling fan at the rear of the motor being careful not to damage the field windings then restart the prog.