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Bosch dishwasher and no water entering

Postby terrypin » Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:35 pm

Can’t find the model but this Bosch dishwasher is at least 10 maybe 15 years old. During the first wash for months yesterday it failed to finish, with a rather rough motor sound continuing until I eventually switched off power. It was clearly near the end, but it seemed that the final rinse had not been done. There was also some water remaining.

Today I followed instructions to access the motor ‘propellor’, which was free to spin and seemed to be unobstructed. On re-assembling and switching on there is no water entering, even several minutes later. But I can hear what sounds like a motor (the pump?) running, quietly this time.

Can one of the experts here advise the likely cause please? Is it something I can fix myself, or does it need a professional? If the latter, we live in East Grinstead, West Deleted, UK.

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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:55 pm

Hi terrypin,
Difficult to pinpoint the problem, it could be the water inlet valve, the pump, the main controller or a combination of these.
If you get a specialist in it's likely to cost in excess of £100 so suggest you retire the Bosch.
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Postby terrypin » Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:14 pm

Thanks, appreciate the reply.

Pleased to report that I eventually fixed it. Apart from various other things I’d previously tried resetting it by holding the on/off button for at least 3 seconds, but that didn’t work. So, thinking there must be *some* way to reset I tried combinations of two buttons. Not sure but I think the winning combination was Prewash & Normal.

I’m rather surprised that it doesn’t reset whenever power is removed and restored.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:41 pm

Hi terrypin,
Great that's a cheap repair job!
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