Question about Bosch Integra® 500 SHX46A0 Dishwasher
My Bosch dishwasher runs with door open. Our sink backed up into it and since then it has kept pumping regarless if door is open or closed. It will however turn off.
That was exactly my issue-I've tilted it 45d, emptied the tray and it works!
Posted on Apr 03, 2016
SOURCE: Bosch dishwasher problem
remove the kick plate below the door. youll see a white tray behind the kick plate. theres water in the tray thats activating a overflow switch. with a towel or 2 remove as much water from tray as possible. this will solve problem
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
The flood switch is tripped. This is located under the unit. Unplug or flip the breaker to the dishwasher, take off the black kick plate under the door, 2 screws, and you will see the white plastic "pan". The flood switch is located where you can't really see it but it is on the left hand side wall and is made of styrofoam. The best thing to do is to put some rags in the pan, this is not easy because there is little room to put them, and soak-up the water that has filled the pan. Eventually you will get enough water out that the float will deactivate the switch. What you hear "running" when you turn it on is actually the drain pump, it get activated when the flood switch is tripped.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
SOURCE: Bosch dishwasher SHU9922UC
Sounds like you already know how to fix it. The inlet valve is only held closed by water pressure...if you have low water pressure it could be causing this. Its more likely just a bad fill valve though. The water inlet valve is accessed by removinf the lower kickplate and the sheild behind that. Then all you have to do is remove the water line from the valve, remove the 2 screws holding it and pull it out far enough to disconnect the 2(possibly 3) wires and the fill hose. Make sure to mark where your wires go, if you hook it up wrong it could continue to fill and overflow. Hope this helps!
Posted on Feb 02, 2007
I had this problem too, I found a brilliant solution on a website, that worked, just put some towels on the floor and tip the dishwasher towards you, let the water run out and it will work again.............brilliant !!!!!
Posted on May 10, 2008
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Based on your description "dishwasher when turned on sounds like drain pump is running but water will not enter dishwasher" , it sounds like the emergency overfill switch has been actuated. Here`s what to do and what to look for.
**Turn off the breaker/power at your homes service panel...safety first of course**
Remove the the bottom panel, referred to as a toe panel or kick-plate, essentially the lower service panel shown here...
When you remove the outer toe panel, there will be another small panel which is non finished steel, I find removing that allows much easier access as well.
This panel can be somewhat more difficult as it secures the plastic channeling for the wires but if you observe closely you`ll see it does "snap" out of place...carefully.
Once the panel has been removed check for any obvious signs of water in the base ( the unit has a plastic overfill basin with a float which will actuate an emergency overfill cycle, hence the drain pump runs & runs )
If you don`t see any water in this area, direct your attention to the left in this basin/bottom ( from the front to be sure ) and you should see a device which will resemble a "stir stick" you`d use for coffee etc. it will be a red in color stick.
With the aid of a wooden spoon, long screwdriver, or if you can manage to reach by hand, lift it up and down gently and listen for a "click".
If there is no sign of water and you can here the "click" when lifting up and down the float actuater ( red stick ) then turn the machine back on and give it a try before reassembling the toe panel so you can observe for any possible leaks.
Let me know what you find. This is the most likely cause of the symptom you are describing so we can move forward if this doesn`t resolve the issue.
Thanks for choosing FixYa. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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