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#21 john63

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

In a few weeks--we'll be an authorized Bosch Servicer.

 

This was made possible by a strong referral from a local mom & pop retailer that sells the brand (among others).

 

I'll be happy to add more Bosch appliance knowledge on this forum for everyone's benefit--as the weeks & months pass :)

 

 

FOOTNOTE:

 

I'm sure Scott-the-Word would agree---keeping those workers employed at the Dillingen,Germany plant is a good thing :)


To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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#22 Scottthewolf

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Ummm, the dishwashers are made in New Bern, North Carolina, but the profits go back to Germany.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

<<<Ummm, the dishwashers are made in New Bern, North Carolina, but the profits go back to Germany.>>>

 

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Gott ein Himmel.

 

Well---one outta two ain't bad.

 

Word.


 


To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#24 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Hey, we need all the jobs here in NC we can get! At least it's possible I can make a profit off of their employees failed appliances. Maybe that's thinking small but a few dollars in my hand sure beats a few hundred euros in the hands of Bosch.

Congrats on becoming an authorized Bosch servicer. I really like their stuff.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 01 January 2013 - 09:38 PM.

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#25 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

  I do not like the idea that replacement of  the main board on the higher end units requires removing the dishwasher from under the counter.


Yikes! http://appliantology...we-dish-it-out/

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

... requires removing the dishwasher from under the counter.

flow-thru heater replacement :woot:


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#27 Scottthewolf

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I also am a Bosch authorized servicer.  I toured the dishwasher plant in New Bern, NC and totally disassembled and reassembled one of their top of the line dishwashers in in one hour, and guess what?  I also got to test the dishwasher after I was done reassembling it and it worked with no leaks!

 

The plant manager was so impressed with my work,  they made me the #1 servicer in my geographical territory.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

flow-thru heater replacement :woot:

Never had to replace a flow thru heater or NTC on a Bosch dishwasher, they've all been control module problems. 


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

<<<The plant manager was so impressed with my work,  they made me the #1 servicer in my geographical territory.>>>

 

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Any proof of that ?

 

Or must I yet again---take your *word* for it...


 


Edited by john63, 01 January 2013 - 10:29 PM.

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#30 Scottthewolf

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

You must have a personal vendetta against me. From now on I will ignore your posts.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Sweet Mother of God!

 

THANK YOU!


To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#32 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:09 PM


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

It's a new year!

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 01 January 2013 - 11:14 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

I also am a Bosch authorized servicer.  I toured the dishwasher plant in New Bern, NC and totally disassembled and reassembled one of their top of the line dishwashers in in one hour, and guess what?  I also got to test the dishwasher after I was done reassembling it and it worked with no leaks!

 

The plant manager was so impressed with my work,  they made me the #1 servicer in my geographical territory.

 

Congratulations!

 

(Now of course I bug you every time I get a Bosch. Like: "Hey Scott, what's a pressure switch look like on this alien scripture they call a wiring diagram?!")


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

lol - not sure how I missed this thread!  Lots of fun all around!  I love vendettas!  lol.

 

Re: Dishwasher control fires - is there any brand that has NOT had a melted control?  I've got pics somewhere of a Miele one as well as a soap dispenser 'fire' on a Bosch.  Anywhere you put the 'spark' of life - you have potential for fire.  

 

Here's another Whirlpool one for your viewing enjoyment:  http://neighboursapp...close-call.html


Edited by Strathy, 20 January 2013 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

Here are some pics of a vary similar failure to the one you posted, Strath. ==> http://appliantology...aid-dishwasher/

 

Looks like an epidemic!  



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

lol - epidemic ... like the sky is falling kind?  lol.  Who here has not seen burnt wire connections on dishwashers ... stoves ... washer motors ... dryers ...  I tell people its what electricity does.  The kitchen aid is pulling 9.5 amps through that connector, there's going to be a failure on a certain percentage of them.  Usually the thermal fuse blows before much damage is done ... it's the ones that catch fire without the thermal fuse blowing that leave me scratching my head.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:54 AM


lol - epidemic ... like the sky is falling kind? lol.


No, it was merely a tongue-in-cheek way of pointing out a design flaw-- that terminal is improperly spec'd for the load its carrying. This is a common fail point in this machine. Every machine has at least one and they're all engineering problems. It is academically interesting (to me, anyway) to ascertain what the Achilles Heel is in a particular machine.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

... I know what you meant.  My reply was tongue-in-cheek to all the Chicken Little's out there.  lol.

 

I'm not even convinced that anybody could have predicted that being a common failure point on these units.  There are plenty of that sort of pin connector that carry loads especially in wall ovens, and we don't see them fail much.  I think that moisture might have something to do with it in this case.  Moisture + volts = corrosion = hot connection.   That's how I see it anyway.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

 I think that moisture might have something to do with it in this case.  Moisture + volts = corrosion = hot connection.   That's how I see it anyway.

 

That's a good thought-- the configuration of the door components could be such that water vapor happens to migrate to that point.  I was speculating that the terminal needed to be larger or be stiffer (different metal composition/higher quality) to withstand the repeated heat fatigue load from the current flowing through it.  








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