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Bosch dishwasher stopped working

Common reasons your Bosch dishwasher stopped working

The most common reasons your Bosch dishwasher stopped working are a defective electronic control board, damaged user interface control or a faulty pump and motor assembly.

  • 37%

    37% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 21%

    21% of the time it's the
    User Interface Control

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    Pump and Motor Assembly

  • 25%

    25% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Bosch dishwasher

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A dishwasher that stopped working could have a defective electronic control board. The control board will freeze up and fail to start or continue working when its internal memory and logic is corrupted. A failed internal electronic relay or bad electronic part on the circuit board could be causing the control board to freeze up and not continue working properly. Determining whether a control board is defective is difficult. Have a Sears Home Services technician diagnose and repair your dishwasher when it stops working.


    User Interface Control Replacement

    When the dishwasher stopped working, a damaged user interface control could be causing the problem. The user interface control connects to the electronic control board through a wire harness and sends signals to the control board to help control the dishwashing cycle. A stuck key on the user interface control can cause the electronic control board to stop the cycle and the dishwasher won’t work until the damaged user interface control is fixed. Have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and replace the user interface control if it’s damaged.

    Pump and Motor Assembly Replacement

    A faulty pump and motor assembly is often causing the problem when your dishwasher stops working. The pump sends water up through the spray arms to clean dishes during the cycle. When a broken pump impeller or failed motor prevents the pump from working, dishes won’t get sprayed clean. You may hear unusual noises from the pump and motor assembly such as buzzing or grinding when it isn’t working and dishes don’t get clean. Schedule in-home repair through Sears Home Services to have a technician visit your home and fix the dishwasher when a faulty pump is apparent.

    What to expect when you experience a Bosch dishwasher stopped working issue

    How is the stopped working problem fixed?

    Correcting most stopped working problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, user interface control or pump and motor assembly. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dishwasher that has stopped working

    When the dishwasher has stopped working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dishwasher failures.

    What to look out for with a dishwasher stopped working diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dishwasher problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Thorough

    James called to give an estimated arrival time. He was professional and personable. He had 2 professional ideas of the problem and found 1 was correct, but he didn't stop there. He did a thorough check of the appliance. 1 small part was needed. He ordered the part to my house. Fortunately, he was able to schedule for the next week, just before Thanksgiving. As before, he called ahead, arrived and quickly fixed the problem. My appliance is working perfectly.


    Kirsten A, Oxford, PA

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    Luke was great. Polite and knowledgeable even though the dishwasher was older than he!


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    Daniel

    Daniel went above and beyond to fix my dish washer. Very pleasant to deal with.


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