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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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I have a bosch dishwasher model SHU43CO2UC/17. The cycle starts

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I have a bosch dishwasher model SHU43CO2UC/17. The cycle starts but no water fills the tank. I'm not getting an error message when I try diagnotics HELP
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is Kelly and I look forward to helping you! Does the machine start running immediately after turning on?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Expert:  Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. Can you remove the access panel that is right below the door and feel in the plastic tub for water, please?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok It will take me a minute. There is water in the filter section

Expert:  Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Take your time and let me know what you find, please.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

sorry for the delay. I felt inside the plastic tub and there is no water

Expert:  Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Okay, are you able to look in that plastic tub, to the left, and see a red plastic rod? At the bottom of that red plastic rod is a stryofoam block. Is that sitting on the base of the machine?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I can barely see a platic rod because there is something in the way and I cant tell if its sitting at the base of the machine. It does not look like its touching the floor

Expert:  Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Okay, well that is what is causing your problem. That rod is designed to float up and activate a switch to keep the pump running and allow nothing else to happen. Usually, it is water that causes it to rise, but it is not uncommon for a mouse or other critter to get in the dishwasher base and cause that rod to move up and activate the switch. You will need to access that rod near the bottom and see why it is being held up. Once that rod is repositioned, you will have restored proper operation.

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