My first attempts at looking at this dishwasher meant that I tipped it on its side in order to try and work out how to get in and no water came out at all. Does that mean it is not flooded? I can't remember which way I tipped it though.
oh, okay well try this, pour about 1 and 1/2 gallons of real hot water into the machine by hand and start it. see if it runs all the way through the cycle. the flood float may be stuck even though you didn't see any water come out.
Ok. I'll give this a go later tonight and get back to you tomorrow. Is that OK? I'm at work presently.
Can i see the float if I remove the top and side panels? I have a bosch parts diagram. If I understand it correctly the float that might be stuck is part number 26 3097?
I tipped the dishwasher onto left side to drain water out and then filled it with a gallon of hot water as suggested. I then ran a cycle. It still got stuck half way through but seemed to re-engage when i gave the machine a sharp nudge. It did this again when I subsequently tried a rinse cycle where it got stuck on the final minute until nudged again.
What next? What is the nudging triggering? The float?
BryanI am trying to continue the conversation we began yesterday about the BoschExxcel dishwasher. I filled it with a gallon of hot water and it eventuallycompleted a cycle but not before it seemed to stick at one point in thecycle only to be triggered off by a sharp nudge when I picked the machine upand dropped it back down again!! I tried it again on a quick cycle andthe same thing happened. Nudging sharply seems to get it going again? Anyideas? I also tried leaning over onto the left side. Some water drainedout.but not a dramatic amount.
Can you give me the part reference numbers (just to be sure) and I assume you think replacing it is diyable? Do you have any advice as to where I can get the part from?
I'll check. I am at work again and so will need to get abck to you tomorrow if that is OK
Another thought....how can you identify the model. I know I looked hard for a specific number or model when I started research about the dishwasher but could not see anything? Is there a particular place to look or check? I know that the door says nothing.
I've left the dishwasher reference at home today and so may not be able to get back to you until after the weekend when I get back to the office in order to help identify the required 'float' part number. Hope that's OK.
Last night we ran a wash cycle and it stopped several times at random points in the cycle. A judicious kick to the side of the dishwasher seemed to either trigger it to carry on or the clock would re-set by 10-15 mins. The cycle never fully completed.
Does that still sound like the float jamming?
I'll check the control board too in that case. Can you explain how it is accessed?
I looked at the electrics behind the door panel as yuo suggested and could find no loose connections. Pulled and replaced all accessible cables and re-assembled. I've run a couple of rinse cycles since and it seems to work!!! No difinitive reason why? I will run some full wash cycles today to see what happens.