Bosch Dishwasher SHE46C06UC/36
Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:02 PM
Thing just keeps going. Time starts at 160 and when it gets to 1 minute left it just keeps running. Customer doesn't know if it's rinsing or cleaning the whole time and I didn't have 160 minutes to watch it. Thanks.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:54 AM
The simpler way to check it is remove the front panel to expose the wiring. Start the dw. About 5 minutes into the cycle use a insulated jumper wire from the incoming power at the control board to the adjacent large RED wire. Your clamp on amp meter should be around the large red wire while doing this. No amps will be bad heater circuit component(s). 10.5 amps will be a bad heat relay on the control board.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:43 AM
If you are feeling like an electronic engineer you can fix the bad solder joint with a small piece of wire but that will go bad sooner than later.
That solder joint is what feeds the heater, heater never comes on so dw cant finish with a dry cycle or the water never gets hot enuf to wash.
The board is most likely the problem... and the post above this works great too, thats the real way to test it. My way is my dad's old school way.
All my best
Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:21 AM
It's easiest to check the control.
The control board puts out 120vac to the heater circuit on the red wire. If you're not getting the current draw through the heater, then check to see if the control is putting out 120vac on the red wire. If it is not, then the problem will either be 1) a burnt solder joint on the heater relay or 2) some other non-visible problem with the control board. I have seen the control boards fail in this manner WITHOUT the relay being visibly burnt, so you have to check for voltage the red wire to know what's going on.
The difference between the two type of control board failures is this: burnt solder joints are field repairable but the other types of non-visible failures are not.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:38 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:09 PM
Just to comment on this issue, this is a very common problem with a wide range of Bosch dishwashers. The problem is the relay is undersized for the application. Many times people will tear the control apart, only to find the burned solder joint. This is secondary to the real problem, which is the contacts begin to fail, causing the reed of the relay to heat up so much that it melts the solder. At some point, enough solder is gone that on the next cycle - boom - and the heater no longer works.
I upgrade these boards with a relay suited for the current, and I beef up the related circuit board lands for the heater. To the best of my knowledge, Bosch has not changed their design, so buying a new board will provide the same results. Resoldering the bad place will eventually yield in a failed heater.
PM contact me if you want more info.
Edited by MrMark, 30 January 2013 - 03:18 PM.
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