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Bosch dishwasher won't turn off!

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by Tudordoc, 3 Jan 2007.

  1. Tudordoc

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    I have a Bosch SGV 4313GB dishwasher. This morning I found that the dishwasher was still running from the night before. I opened the door and it still carried on trying to drain. If I push the power button on the door it stops but as soon as I push it again it starts trying to drain instead on going to being ready to start.. I put water through the drain (with the door open) and it gets drained out immediately.

    Obviusly something is stuck - but what. Is it curable?

    Help please!

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    Base is flooded and anti flood device activated.
    There are a few posts detailing this. Have a look at some of the Bosch dishwasher posts. :)
     
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    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    I took the front panels off. I could not find a reservoir to empty. I did see a vertical red piece of plastic that runs towards upwards but is connected to something near the base of the door. I gave this a wiggle. Put back the panels and the problem seems to be cured - so far. There is no water under the machine. Maybe it is just old and the red thing got stuck.

    Anyhow have now run one cycle. Fingers crossed

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    The red thing is part of the anti flood device. Water in the base lifts the polystyrene block which in turn lifts the red arm and this activates a micro switch.
     
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    After running fine for a week, same problem. Owing to the built in design the anti-flood devide is hard to see and get at. Is this something an engineer could replace or do I give up?

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    Bit of a pig of a machine to strip down to be honest.
    If the anti flood is being activated you've either got a leak or overfoaming is taking place.
    Finish tablets are notorious for it as is using rinse aid along with any 3,4,5 in 1 tablets.
     

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