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Bosch Dishwasher Major Issues

Bosch Dishwasher Inadequate Spray Arm Issues

Your dishwasher has several parts. Like with most devices, these components are usually movable and can be dismantled if needed. The pieces are put together to ensure your dishwasher runs as a single system. Some of these elements include trays, spray arms, upper and lower racks and even the soap containers.

Sadly, with time you may notice your Bosch dishwasher isn’t running smoothly. This could be due to a malfunctioning part or several faulty parts. Hence, you’ll need to check the primary cause of the problem. You can only talk about repairing the dishwasher after you know what is wrong with it. You can get a Bosch dishwasher repair expert to diagnose the problem and fix it accordingly.

You can quickly diagnose if there is a problem with your Bosch dishwasher by checking if your dishes are clean after each wash. If you notice stains or particles on plates, then you may have a faulty dishwasher.

Ideally, this should not happen. When this happens, the spray arm could be responsible for it. It could mean you have a broken spray arm. The spray arm moves freely to ensure your dishwasher runs smoothly. But if it isn’t moving freely, then this could lead to an accumulation of food particles or debris around the spray arm.

An easy fix could be to clean the spray arm. You may need to open it with your hands manually. Then you will have to remove the lower tray to give enough space and accessibility to reach the spray arm. If you are unable to turn the spray arm, you should consider using a screwdriver to unscrew it.

After you have opened it, you should clean it thoroughly to remove all the debris that may have accumulated here. Ensure to use some warm water and some soap to make sure the cleaning is sufficient. Sometimes, you may realise that you cannot reach the hidden areas of the spray arm. You can reach out to them with a toothbrush to scrub off any debris present. Then, wash thoroughly. Check to see how much dirt you were able to remove before repeating the process until you can remove all the filth.

After this, it is essential to check the lower spray tower next to the spray arm. You may realise that the lower tower has accumulated dirt as well and hence the need to clean it. Just like the spray arm, you should pull the lower tower gently with your arms. This part is designed to move smoothly. As you check on the accumulated dirt, don’t forget to also check on the ease of movement of this piece. It could be affecting the smooth running of the dishwasher. If done correctly, you may even notice trapped debris.

The spray arms are usually connected to water pumps that power them to spin. These water pumps are combined with hoses from the water source to the dishwasher. In most instances, these water sources are usually hidden. It is sometimes difficult to see them from the dishwasher. However, if not the case, then make sure that these hoses are not in contact with the spray arms as this will affect their spinning. It is also essential to confirm and ensure that the hoses are well and tightly connected to avoid any water leakages that may occur.

Another thing to keep an eye out for is a clogged filter in the water pump. If present, it can affect the spinning power of the spray arm. Remember, the water pump is what powers the spray arm for it to work. Therefore, if there is any debris in the filter within the pump, it means that there will be a challenge in water passage which will affect the spray arm. The smooth functioning of the spray arm is highly dependent on the water pressure coming through. Therefore, dirty filters will result in low water pressure.

Irrespective of the position of the filter in your Bosch dishwasher, never underestimate the importance of cleaning your filter. After a proper clean, you can expect the spray arm to spin appropriately allowing you to wash your dishes efficiently.

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