Contunuous draining turned into a flood when unit powered off
I have a bosch SHU5305 dishwasher. It seems to run continuously on drain and never starts a cycle (it does not get by the drain it seems to start a cycle with).
I tried a few things -- resetting it and such but eventually decided to turn the breaker off for a while.
When I reset it, it seemed to work -- it was filling but it seemed to continue to fill AND drain. Never did much else, just kept filling at the same time it was draining.
I turned the breaker off again and left it. After a while, there was a flood in my kitchen. Shut the water off to the unit, powered up the breaker and forced a drain.
Now I am wondering... when I powered it off while filling, did that leave the fill valve open causing the flood? If so, then that's not a problem, just my being naive.
To the continuous drain issue, what could that be?
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Anti flood device in a lot of german machines and pump keeps running only way to knock it off is too un plug what has happened water has leaked possibly over a period of time ,and set the anti flood device off if ya disconnect macine plug and drain hose and lie on its side water will drain off anti flood put some towels to catch water and macihne should work after ya reconnect
the unit will try to complete the last command it was engage in before it went in the overfill safety mode. you must perform a cancel drain cycle to reset unit to default setting. Remember the drain cycle is 2 min and must be completed to reset main control. however if it went into a overfill status you have a leak and it generally comes from the pressure chamber on the lefthand side of unit where the water enters tub
The reason the drain pump continously runs is because it is trying to remove any water too avoid any further flood as there is a flood in the base of the unit which activates the float switch and constantly activates the drain pump until the water has gone. Isolate the unit at the power switch and remove the bottom panel under the door panel. Dry up the water as best possible with a towel. Run the unit again and check for any water leaks. You may just have over sudded the unit with too much detergent. Only use 2 teaspoons of powder. To start with while testing don't use any detergent. Good luck
underneath the machine there is a donute shaped styrofoam item called a flood safty switch .makke sure there is no debri underneath..mice will drag animal food or chew on this and will lodge it leaving debri under it causing it to trigger a false flood condition causing the machine to go in to a continual drain-is there a digital readout on your machine reading 88 continuasly
Is there no water coming in( hear no water at all) or no water NOT staying in ( drain motor running) ... the float switch is a safety to keep the dishwasher from flooding ...turns on the drain motor as soon as the door is closed..
I could check the control and see if you have power to the water valve.. maybe a control problem if no power..