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Member Since 10 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 31 2015 11:31 AM

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In Topic: Bosch Dishwasher Model #SHU43C06UC/17

21 August 2014 - 10:02 AM

By Gum! That was it!

Machine has been fixed!

Which problem was the culprit? Inlet valve, pressure chamber, mouse debri surounded styrafoam float switch? Who knows at this point. If I had to bet I would say that it was the float switch surrounded with mouse debri. I charged the owner for the new water inlet valve and ate the cost of the new pressure chamber. I just didn't want to pull that sucker out one more time and replace the new parts that I had installed with possibly faulty old ones. Chalking the expense up to the cost of learning and I learned a bunch on this one. Thanks so much for staying with me on it. Good job!


In Topic: Bosch Dishwasher Model #SHU43C06UC/17

20 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

Thanks for the info regarding the fire hazard. I printed out the recall notice from CPSC's web page. I will provide it to the owner as their model & serial number falls within the sequence.


So. after reading the latest advice, I pulled the machine out of the cabinet, removed the pressure switch and vacumed a whole lot of mouse debri from around the styrfoam disc. When I was done the disc could spin freely and there was no evidence of any dirt remaining. I reinstalled the pressure chamber, moved the red rod up & down a few dozen times and put the machiine back under the counter. No change in dishwasher performance. I checked to see if the new inlet valve was getting  current with the machine on and "humming" and it was.


If the float switch was causing the problem would the inlet valve still be getting current?


I can't see any standing water in the plastice base, where the float switch is, nor is there any evidence that water has been leaking from the tub.


I hope to be allowed  to stay with this until I get it done but I do seem to be chasing my tail. Suggestions?


In Topic: Bosch Dishwasher Model #SHU43C06UC/17

20 August 2014 - 01:28 AM

There are ample signs of mice. 

So, I pull the diswasher out to untrip the overflow switch?

The hum ceases when I open the door of the washer.

I am not sure how to gain access to the interior of the plastic base to check for the presence of water.  I can see no standing water inside of the machine, below the debris screen, however the owners may have sopped any standing water up in their attempt to see whats up.

I apologize for not having provided a complete diagnostic report in my original post, won't happen again. In the mean time, I would love to get this sucker running. Thanks for your help.


In Topic: Bosch Dishwasher Model #SHU43C06UC/17

19 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

I replaced the pressure chamber to no avail. I already had the replacement water inlet valve on hand (I originally thought that was the problem so I had ordered one) so I went ahead and relaced that. Once again, to no avail. Dishwasher contiues to turn on and hum but no water enters the tub. Each time I have disconnected the water inlet valve water has been present so feel sure that the supply  line to the water inlet valve is functioning. When I replaced the pressure chamber I noticed that the top wire clip have two slots where the chamber has three blades for the top clip. I looked at the old chamber and it appeared apparrent that the top two blades on the chamber had been used so that's what I hooked back up on the new chamber. The bottom wire harness has three blades and the recepticle for it has three slots.

One of the three things that I was told could be the problem was the over flow float switch. I can find no such animal inside the tub of this Bosch machine. Is there such a device located elsewhere that may be the problem?

In Topic: Bosch Dishwasher Model #SHU43C06UC/17

17 August 2014 - 05:32 PM

I have just ordered the pressure chamber. What the best method for me gaining instruction in its installation? 

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