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Member Since 12 May 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 28 2015 03:57 PM

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Bosch SHX 33A 05UC/21

06 May 2014 - 07:52 PM

The control board for my dishwasher has a burn mark in the middle which seems to be typical of this dishwasher.  I believe a possible fix is to just resolder the joint.  The parts lists 496012 as the replacement part for this dishwasher.  The original control board has 5 buttons of which 3 are used.


There are many 496013 for sale online which are much cheaper than 496012.  The 496013 has all 5 buttons used.  I was hoping that they were the same except for the button count.


Would anybody know if these were interchangeable?




has anyone taken apart a bosch dishwasher on/off switch and been able to put it back to...

06 May 2014 - 10:52 AM

So I stupidly took the on/off switch from the bosch shx33a dishwasher apart thinking it wasn't working.  After I took it apart, I realized that one of the 3 switches is just a momentary switch.  dumb.


anyway, how the heck do you put this thing back together, or am I SOL, and have to buy a new one.





Viking Bottom freezer fridge - ice maker water valve replacement

14 May 2013 - 01:57 AM

Hi all.  New to the forum, but have been repairing my appliances for years.  Thanks to the internet, I have been able to tackle repairs that I would never have tried before.


I have a 36" Viking bottom freezer fridge.  The ice maker stopped working a few weeks ago.  It is one of those standard whirlpool type units.


These are the checks that I have already done.


1. shorted T-H.  With the freezer door closed, the motor will turn, but no sound from water valve.

2. checked for frozen water tube.  pushed approx. 6" long zap strap into tube, and didn't meet any resistance.

3. manually poured water into the ice maker, and ice was produced, and released into the tray.


conclusion is that it must be water valve or wiring to the water valve.  Are there any more test procedures to be sure that it is the water valve, and not the wiring between the ice module and the valve?


Attached are pictures of the water valve.


Are there any procedures to doing this water valve replacement?


The space seems very tight, and the water tube to the ice maker seems like there is no extra play.  not sure how to get a hand in there to get that water tube off.  any tricks?


thanks for any help.





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