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I need to replace the drain pump on a Bosch SHE56C02UC dishwasher. I have removed the kickplate, but cannot see how to get past the 'formed' white plastic basin that appears to cover the bottom of the unit.
Do I have to removed the unit and turn upside down to be able to replace the pump? On this model, the water INLET hose attaches to the front of the plastic "bottom". Behind that, I can see a white plastic short hose that appears to be the drain hose, and this shows up in diagrams of other Bosch dishwashers, but those other drain pumps are also visible upon removing the kickplate.
Make: Bosch Model: SHE56C02UCAlready Tried: Removing kickplate, examining other Bosch diagrams/photos available online.
To remove the drain pump doesn't require removing the white basepan. Once the kickplate is removed i normally remove the water valve to make it easier to get to. Remove the metal piece above the water valve. It is a metal piece going all the way across the bottom of the dishwasher in the front. It is only held on by 2 screws .
Once this is removed it will give you move room to remove the drain pump. The drain pump has one small push tab that you can get to from the front. Push this and untwist the drain pump. You can remove the drain pump through the area where the water valve is. Before you replace the drain pump these don't go out to often. I would remove the filter in the bottom of the unit and remove the water in the bottom.
Now you will see a white cover on the left side with a T20 torx screw holding it in place. Remove this screw and pull the cover up and check the impeller. Make sure nothing is blocking the impeller. There could be a piece of glass or something blocking it and you can remove his and not have to swap the drain pump.
Also check you drain connections and make sure nothing is blocking a hose. I would say 98 % of the time it is just something clogging the drain pump or a hose and the pump is ok. Check these first before replacing the pump.
Hope this helps.
Yeah, you can remove the screws around the door and remove the outer door panel. This will help. Just remove the ones on the side and the panel will slide off.
Did you get my note about white wire/grey wire? Just a slightly different tab configuration on the new part...