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Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jfc » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:11 am

My Bosch sms4452 has stopped working . It started ok but stopped mid cycle . Its done this twice and now wont start at all . It was ten years old when i bought it second hand 15 years ago so dont really want the expense of spare parts given the price of a new one but if its something simple then it would be nice to fix .

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby york33 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:16 am

Is it flashing/beeping any error codes......

Blocked pump or drain hose?

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jfc » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:19 am

Nope no power showing at all . Its a bit old to have digital displays . Its got dials and an on off button :lol:

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby tusses » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:28 am

fuse in the plug ?

My 1st guess would have been a blocked something. Drain/filter ? pump

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jfc » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:35 am

Hmmmmm a salad leaf had blocked the drain and then blown the fuse in the plug .

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jfc » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:40 am

Ahhhhhhhhh its stopped again :cry:

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby mrgrimsdale » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:57 am

Most likely still the pump. Could be stuff backed up the pipes. Mines about 12 years old too and every time it stops I assume it's finally f**ked but its always the pump. Nails, coins, hair, bits of wood, all sorts.

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby Mr Ed » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:58 am

If its 25 years old Jase I would suggest its probably reached the end of its service life

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jfc » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:11 am

I agree Ed but if its something simple ( like it nearly was )
I think it may be the heating element as it fills with water but then stops just as its about to wash .

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby mrgrimsdale » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:46 am

Actually, come to think, mines a cloths washer not a dish washer.

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jake » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:55 am

mrgrimsdale wrote:Actually, come to think, mines a cloths washer not a dish washer.


Loin cloths? Good to hear the north is being civilised with such machines.

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jfc » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:04 am

:lol:


Blew the fuse on the switched spur this time . I'll try it on another cycle . I hope it works , i'm gagging for a cuppa .

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby mrgrimsdale » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:05 am

It does clothes as well.
It's not very good with crockery - it all seems to get broken.

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby jfc » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:14 am

Nope its stopped again . Looks like ill have to use the sink :shock:

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby woodpecker » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:33 pm

jfc wrote:. Looks like ill have to use the sink :shock:


Why don't you use the lavatory like most of us do! :lol:

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby Doug » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:59 pm

It`ll be the pump Jase, trust me I`m an aquarian.

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby mrgrimsdale » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:37 pm

woodpecker wrote:
jfc wrote:. Looks like ill have to use the sink :shock:


Why don't you use the lavatory like most of us do! :lol:

Saves water. p*ss in the sink or the shower and save the planet.

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby petemaddex » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:15 pm

Hi,

They usually snap a wire where the door hinges, all that opening and closing. Wip the front off and check all the wires, you might need to pull them as sometimes the insulation holds them together, but they will stretch when pulled.

Pwrw

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Re: Any dish washer experts ?

Postby megga » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:56 pm

Have you checked the door switch? usualy a micro switch, very cheep.
Is there any noise when it stops? any lights on the machine?

When my dishwasher stops working, i just with hold snoo snoo :D


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