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I have a Bosch DLX Series dishwasher. It is not cleaning.

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I have a Bosch DLX Series dishwasher. It is not cleaning.
Seems to be draining fine. Filling with water fine.
The Cascade pac does not get wet and dissolve. It SEEMS as though the central arm is not turning or filling with water. I removed the arm. It is CLEAR of obstructions.
The bottom arm is working fine. ( I quickly open the door to sneek peeks)
I have cleaned all moving parts.
It does have a bit of an unusual noise during operation.
Any ideas for me? Oh yes...I am having dinner guests tomorrow night...of course)
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service! If you are a JA Member I would like to personally thank you and welcome you back! I am Appliance Guru an extremely experienced tech on the site and I try to get to as many customers as I can. NOTE it takes time for me to type research and add links so please wait for me to respond back I can only do this so fast. Secondly, I do not know your skill level so please try and let me know if I am going beyond your knowledge or comfort zone thanks! I strive for a 5 star rating from everyone especially our JA members.


If the unit is clean and filling with water and not washing there is a very good chance the impeller has broken off the motor. Then it will sound like the unit is washing but will not and may make a funny noise and not wash at all. That was really common on the DLX series. Just make sure all the filters are clean and if so that is the most likely issue causing that noise and not washing issue.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you for your response but hey...I don't need to know what's wrong with it as much as I need it to WORK. What and where is the impeller and how do I fix it?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

The motor comes as a kit and you need to pull the hole unit out to get at it to take it apart do you have the complete model off the tag?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm sorry, maybe I'm just frustrated, but this process doesn't seem to be working for me. Every time I add something, I am asked for more money, yet you have asked no questions of me, given me a "worse case" repair scenario and asked for a perfect rating and tips. On your behalf, you were prompt.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

Would a phone call be better?