Why does my dishwasher not shut off?
If your dishwasher won't shut off and gets stuck in one part of the cycle, you can troubleshoot the problem, which is likely with the timer motor, heating element, or thermostat. If it won't cancel, you can first do a hard reset, and then go through the internal diagnostic process if necessary.
How do I turn off power to my dishwasher?
Look inside the cabinet for the valve beneath the sink supplying water to the dishwasher. Turn the valve clockwise to shut off the water.
How do you fix a dishwasher that won't stop running?
Remove the dishwasher outer door panel and control panel. Remove the screws to gain access to the bottom front and toe panels. Disconnect the wires from the high-limit thermostat and pull out the metal mounting bracket and thermostat. Take the thermostat out of the bracket and replace with a new one.
To reset the modern Bosch dishwasher, press and hold the start button for about 3 to 5 seconds. On some older Bosch models, the reset feature may be called “cancel” or “drain”. These older models require a specific Button Press Sequence or what we in the biz call a Key Dance to complete.
There are many reasons why a dishwasher needs a reset, from a simple issue with a dirty door lock to a bad button push. Check the breaker and power source before calling a repair technician or replacing the item entirely.
Power surge protection: Some power surges are strong enough to severely damage or kill your dishwasher, as well as other electrical items and appliances. A power surge is caused during a spike in your home's electrical current.
How long should a dishwasher last? About 10 years, according to most of the 20-plus manufacturers we asked. CR members tell us they expect the same life span, on average, but that doesn't necessarily mean 10 trouble-free years.
The dishwasher should have its own shutoff valve in the cabinet under the kitchen sink. But installers caution against trusting this valve completely. Your dishwasher is connected to a hot-water supply line, a discharge line and an electrical feed, all of which must be disconnected.