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Bosch Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Malfunction

If you suspect a malfunction with the water inlet valve in your Bosch dishwasher, it’s essential to address the issue to ensure proper water supply during the wash cycle. Here are steps to diagnose and potentially resolve a water inlet valve malfunction:

  1. Turn Off the Dishwasher: Before you begin any work, make sure the dishwasher is powered off and unplugged for safety.
  2. Access the Inlet Valve: The water inlet valve is typically located at the bottom of the dishwasher behind the lower kickplate. You may need to remove the kickplate to access the valve.
  3. Check for Obstructions: Inspect the water inlet valve for any visible obstructions, such as debris or mineral deposits that might be blocking the water flow. If you see any, carefully remove or clean them.
  4. Inspect the Solenoid: The water inlet valve has a solenoid that controls water flow. Test the solenoid by measuring the resistance using a multimeter. If the solenoid has no resistance, it may need to be replaced.
  5. Check for Water Supply: Ensure that the water supply to the dishwasher is turned on. Sometimes, the issue might be as simple as a closed water supply valve.
  6. Test for Power: Use a multimeter to check if the water inlet valve is receiving power during the fill cycle. If it’s not, there may be an issue with the control board or wiring.
  7. Replace the Water Inlet Valve: If you’ve confirmed that the water inlet valve is malfunctioning and not receiving power, it may need to be replaced. Consult your dishwasher’s user manual or Bosch’s official website for the correct replacement part.
  8. Professional Help: If you’re unsure about performing electrical tests or if the problem persists after attempting these solutions, it’s advisable to contact a professional appliance technician. They can diagnose the issue more thoroughly and replace the water inlet valve if necessary.

Always prioritize safety when working with appliances. If you’re uncomfortable with any of the steps or if the issue persists after attempting these solutions, professional assistance is recommended to effectively resolve a water inlet valve malfunction in your Bosch dishwasher.

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