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I have a Bosch dishwasher it shows a tap and the drain pump

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I have a Bosch dishwasher it shows a tap and the drain pump runs
JA: Do you know the model of your Bosch dishwasher? How old is it?
Customer: Yes I'll get it
JA: How long has this been going on with your Bosch dishwasher? What have you tried so far?
Customer: SMV40C30GB/44 two years old since the plug burnt out
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I was loading it and I heard a bang when I pulled the machine out the mains 13amp plug was black this has since even replaced.


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I’m sorry to hear you're having trouble with your appliance; I know that can be frustrating.

Hopefully, we can get this resolved quickly.

It seems water has leaked in the base of appliance and activated anti flood device.

You can unplug it and pull it out, then tip it backwards by around 45 degrees so excess water drains off completely.

Then clean the mesh filter inside, drain pump and check the waste pipe for any clogs.

If this is Integrated unit then remove the inspection panel and clean it with a sponge, make sure it is all dried up.

Then plug it back and see how it goes.

Let me know how it goes.



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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Unable to locate leak

Once everything is dried up, select a cycle and let it run.

Closely inspect what is causing the leak.

It can be from drain pump seal or the sump hose.