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Sometimes when I turn on the dishwasher, it goes for about 5

Customer Question

sometimes when I turn on the dishwasher, it goes for about 5 minutes & then thinks its done (the Clean light goes on) but it does not do a cycle. Other times, it starts right up & does a complete cycle.
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: Bosch SHE5AL. I don't know how to do a diagnostic test cycle
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: no its a built in
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: machine is 6 years old
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 6 months ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
OK
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 6 months ago.

That means the motor is not always starting up, the motor is likely going bad and not always starting then the unit will do that. Not much else would cause that issue and it is common on that unit. I replace a lot of main wash motors for that issue.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
How do I find a qualified repair person near me?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
how do I find a qualified repair person near me?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 6 months ago.

If you go to Angieslist.com you can find a reputable repair place near you.