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Where is the temperature sensor in a Bosch dishwasher?

My Bosch SMS65E12GB (Exxcel AquaStar 6.5L) dishwasher is running normally except that the dishes come out cold and not entirely clean. No error codes are showing and the cycles take the usual length ...
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Do Bosch dishwashers have a water temperature sensor? [duplicate]

My Bosch SMS65E12GB (Exxcel AquaStar 6.5L) dishwasher is running normally except that the dishes come out cold and not entirely clean. No error codes are showing and the cycles take the usual length ...
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Can I safely free up this kitchen countertop hole?

Our kitchen sink has an extra faucet hole, where I'd like to install a small tap for filtered water. But there is a stub of some old fixture in the hole. (I don't know what this thing is so I am just ...
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Dishwasher holding water

I have a whirlpool WDT720PADM2 I cleaned it on Friday and noticed a good amount of water still in the bottom/trap How normal is it for water to still be there? Is this an indication of a problem? ...
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Sulphur Smell in house when dishwasher is unloaded

I'm going crazy. I have had a sulphur/sewer smell going through A/C vents for 6 weeks. As soon as I smell it, I turn air off for a while ... then it's OK. IT ONLY HAPPENS 1 TIME A DAY. I've had A/...
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Our brand new dishwasher coats our dishes in a thin layer of dusty residue

We just bought a brand new dishwasher from Ikea, called a Lagan. (https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/lagan-built-in-dishwasher-white-80462167/) But it leaves behind a thin layer of dusty residue on ...
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Fridgidaire dishwasher making buzzing noise when the motor is running

I started the dishwasher this morning and everything is normal. Then all of a sudden it starts to make a relatively loud buzzing sound when the motor runs. It stops when it pumps water in and out. The ...
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Kenmore Dishwasher - Leaking from Bottom of Door Left Side (also stinks from time to time)

I have a Kenmore Elite 665.14815N611 that is leaking randomly from the bottom left of the door here. I thought it was the water level switch where the inside was filling up too much. Took it apart, ...
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Dishwasher with stripped plastic

I have a dishwasher connection with stripped threads. Does anyone know if it's possible just to replace the red part? I want to avoid replacing the whole hose and that requires removing the dishwasher ...
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How can I short a circuit (connect wires) in this tight space?

My dishwasher's button assembly is causing problems. Replacing it costs $200 and I've read that it's a common failure (so it might just happen again). I can bypass the button assembly and just run the ...
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Should I run my dishwasher from time to time?

Ok, this is probably a stupid question, however, here it is. I have not used my dishwasher for more than a year because I wash everything by hands. The dishwasher was used before for ~4 years by ...
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No ground wire or GFCI for a dishwasher

I recently purchased an apartment in New York City built ~2006, and we started renovating the kitchen. After I unhooked the dishwasher (an older Bosch model) I found that there was only a hot and ...
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I replaced our burnt-out dishwasher detergent dispenser with a new unit, yet the dispenser door still won't open during the wash cycle. What's wrong?

The detergent dispenser in our KitchenAid dishwasher was broken. I removed the door's cover and saw that the plastic drum piece that controls both the detergent release door and the rinse aid ...
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gfci for multi wire branch circuit dishwasher & disposal

I'm remodeling a place built in the 80s and found that the dishwasher and disposal are on a multi wire branch circuit - i.e. live wires come from separate breakers but shared neutral. AFAIK in ...
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15 amp dishwasher hooked to a 20 amp breaker

Purchased a home. Used dishwasher for the first time and it flipped the breaker and I could smell that something overheated and burned out. Could it have been drawing to much power and fried the board?...
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How to Diagnose and Repair Issue with KitchenAid Dishwasher Start Button Switch?

I have a KitchenAid KUDI01FLWH5 dishwasher with a control board part 8530995 Rev A. It has been installed and running fine for many years, except for having to replace the door balance link cables a ...
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Installing dishwasher under counter - removing top panel

I am building a kitchen in Indonesia. The usual system is a reinforced concrete countertop which is cast in place, with holes for the sink and hob, and then floor pillars made usually of end-on bricks....
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Why do objects go through dishwasher filters?

I have a brand new, top of the line dishwasher - a Bosch SHV89PW73N. On a regular basis it errors out, failing to drain... So we open up the mesh drain cover, take out the VERY fine mesh filter ...
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Does a plumbing hose going from a dishwasher to a garbage disposal require a loop?

In Jay613's helpful answer to this question, Jay writes: Don't forget the dishwasher drain hose needs to make a loop up high between the sink and the wall before coming back down to join the new ...
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Is this kind of connection for the dishwasher code compliant?

I was recently checking out the plumbing for my dishwasher and noticed an unusual drain setup. The dishwasher drain pipe feeds into a DWV pipe that is open at the top. Is this compliant with plumbing ...
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Why dishwashers can precisely predict washing time while wash machines can't?

If I select at my dish washer: A fixed-time program, it displays 2:20 in the beginning and it runs for exactly 2:20 An auto program, it displays 2:45 and runs for 2:15 to 2:45 so difference is < ...
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dish washer not spinning

The dishwasher fills with water, but it doesn’t seem to be spinning, only producing heat. Upon opening you can see water on the bottom, it drains the water fine if I cancel the cycle. I’ve tried ...
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Adding reverse osmosis air gap faucet without drilling hole

I have a marble countertop with a single hole for a faucet. I'd like to install a reverse osmosis system. what options do I have to avoid having to drill a new hole in the marble for the RO air-gap ...
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Dishwasher not draining and emitting a weird sound

I have a 5 years-old Whirlpool WDT910SSYM3 dishwasher and very recently it stopped draining at the end of the washing cycle. Every time I tried to make it drain, it emits a weird and unusual crackling ...
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Can this dishwasher door be repaired?

The bottom of our dishwasher door is damaged. Can it be repaired and brought back to a newish state? Or does the facade need to be replaced?
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Dishwasher heating element knocked through tub

I recently noticed a leak coming from my dishwasher (Frigidaire FGID2466QF4A), which appeared to be coming from the heating element nut; it was pretty corroded and had split. I replaced that nut, but ...
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How to install sink waste line with limited room between garbage disposal with an AAV required

Issue I'm trying to install the waste lines to attach my sink to the sewer line. This is complicated by my garbage disposal being directly in front of my wall hubs, forcing me to divert the lines ...
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What should the ohm, resistance, reading of a dishwasher thermostat be?

The schematic doesn't say that I can see. What should a "normal" resistance reading be for a dishwasher thermostat? I do have continuity. I read 1.3 or thereabouts. It is a Kenmore, but ...
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Dishwasher Spits water

I have a Maytag dishwasher model # MDB4709AWW4. It spits water out the front left corner only after the pause after the pre-wash cycle. The water is clean and is always about the same amount.
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Drain pump on dishwasher running backwards

I have a GE GDT665SFN0DS dishwasher and the other day it stopped pumping out the drain. I checked for debris and clogs, nothing. I did notice that when I ran it without the filter and screen installed ...
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Dishwasher - 3/8 inch 90° elbow leaks. How do I tighten it without overtighting it and it is pointing down?

I've installed a new dishwasher, but the 3/8 inch 90° elbow leaks. How do I tighten it without overtightening it and it is pointing down? I put two wraps of teflon tape and hand tightened it, and ...
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Dishwasher won't drain between cycles but will empty using cancel button

I can't get my whirlpool dishwasher to empty between cycles,,,I did change the control board and it didn't work,,it will empty with the cancel button, I do not have a disposal I cleaned out the bottom ...
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How to remove this fitting from hard wired dishwasher

I'm wondering how to remove this connector from my dishwasher, or what it is called? It seems like it was pushed through the opening, after which little wings depressed, preventing it from being ...
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Dishwasher not draining before and after pump replacement

I have an 8 year old he dishwasher(GSD4060D35SS). It developed a problem where it wouldn’t drain at the end of the cycle. I replaced the pump and solenoid after discovering some physical damage to the ...
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Dishwasher leaving residue, needing frequent cleaning

I'm looking for any ideas about how to get my dishwasher working better. Right now I need to take it apart and clean out a filter each week, but this filter is not easily removed (~8 screws) and did ...
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Replacing hardwired dishwasher with existing wire

I am replacing one Frigidaire gallery dishwasher with an new one. My old dishwasher only had a black and white wires for hardwiring. So it was wired black to black and white to white with the power ...
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Plugging in my dishwasher and water filter to the same outlet with an extender

I have two appliances that I need to plug in to the same outlet. These are: A dishwasher - Bosch Benchmark 40-Decibel Top Control 24-in Built-In Dishwasher (Stainless Steel) ENERGY STAR A water ...
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Turning on Dishwasher With 4-Hour Delay During Extreme Cold Weather

I have several rental properties in suburb of Dallas. As you know that these week we will be experiencing extreme cold weather down to single digit, which is very uncommon for Texas. Aside from the ...
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Size of outlet on my hot water valve for dishwasher supply

I'm trying to figure out how to hook my hot water supply up to my new bosch 500 dishwasher. I have this hose, which does fit the dishwasher: And attached are images of the hot water shutoff valve ...
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can a dishwasher be installed 17 feet from sink?

Due to the issues with my kitchen cabinet layout, I can't have my Bosch dishwasher installed next to the sink. The only place where the dishwasher can fit into is the cabinet that's 17 feet away from ...
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Where could the water leaking from in my Dishwasher?

It will only leak during the first 2 minutes of the cycle and than cleans the dishes fine. The leaking is from somewhere at the bottom of the case in the center where the arm and filters are housed, ...
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What would cause this dishwasher diffuser part to repeatedly fail?

The diffuser / wash arm support part on my Kenmore dishwasher has failed like clockwork every six months, three times now. This comes as one solid part, with the diffuser blades and support axle fused ...
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Why doesn't my dishwasher spray consistently?

I have a frigidaire dw that is not spraying. I've engaged the switch to watch it spray for 1-2 seconds, then the water just drains through the top rack sprayer. I found a broken impeller on the ...
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Why is my Dishwasher making a loud popping sound when draining/switching cycles?

I recently replaced my kitchen floors and, in the process, noticed my dishwasher was wired very poorly and was not in a box. A friend of mine put everything in a box the way it was wired before but ...
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GFI turns off dishwasher heating element

Kenmore Elite dishwasher doesn’t seem to be heating for dry cycle when used. when taken apart heating element heats fine but GFI turns off. What suggestion do you have to solve the problem? Thanks for ...
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Installing a dishwasher where there is no preexisting one

I want to add a dishwasher for my parent's house but I'm not sure if there's any electrical work that would need to be done prior to starting the plumbing. There is no outlet under the sink but there ...
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Wiring dishwasher and garbage disposal

I am finishing my kitchen remodel but I had run the electrical supply lines previously, before I finished my basement, when its ceiling was exposed for routing. For some reason I can't exactly recall ...
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Where does this gasket go? Countertop dishwasher faucet adapter

I have an SPT brand countertop dishwasher. I forgot to push the red drain button before disconnecting the hose from the faucet adapter. The water pressure blew off this black rubber gasket. I can’t ...
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Dishwasher not draining

I have a Bosch dishwasher (modelnr: SMU69T42SK). It is no longer draing properly at the end of a cycle. There is a similar question here, which mentions a failing solenoid valve as a possible fault. I ...
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Why is the pressure low in the top sprayer of my Bosch dishwasher?

Bosch Dishwasher SHU43C02UC/17 I noticed that the filter screen was raised at the far left corner. So took it the rest of the way off and cleaned out round filter as long as I was in there. Then ...

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