Bosch Classixx dishwasher peed on floor

And now refuses to work.
It makes the little humming noise as usual on starting but doesn't seem to fill with water and just sits humming.
It has been backfilling or refilling or summat - after it has been left idle for a while it has a puddle of whitish water in the bottom, which I drain before starting up. While I was at work it "backfilled" so much it flooded the floor. And now won't start at all.
Why do these things happen on a Friday evening???
Any ideas what to do?
TIA Suzanne
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----- Original Message -----
Newsgroups: uk.d-i-y Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 6:01 PM Subject: Bosch Classixx dishwasher peed on floor

Sounds like you have a problem with your waste pipe, what is it feeding into, does it have a non-return valve? high high is the waste pipe? It could well have overfilled and seeped water into the bottom of the flood tray. This will activate a flood switch that will not let any water in and will pump out constatntly whatever the setting on the timer is. This water needs clearing out (after you have unplugged of course)
Ian Tilley
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That sounds very likely, off to see. S.
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Shrek-the-Ogre wrote:

Yes, my Bosch (different model) refused to drain properly, and the resulting gunge was being recycled and liberally sprayed around the crockery before being baked on in the drying cycle. We ended up getting an engineer out to it, and he found a flexible waste pipe behind the front panel (below the door) which was totally and utterly clogged up with gunge (just like the pictures of atherosclerotic arteries which the medics show us to make us stop smoking and eat less cholesterol). Anyway, once that had been cleaned out, all was well. I can well imagine that had the problem been left a bit longer, it would have degenerated further into a situation like yours.
David
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And that's why the instruction manuals tell you to use a dishwasher cleaner regularly as it cleans all this shite out. I personally recommend Sainsburys dishwasher cleaner tablets - 2 for 8 - stick one in the crockery basket, run a hot wash empty - voila. Done it once a month since we got the machine 7 years ago - not missed a beat yet!
Cheers Dan.
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Non-return valve was the boyo. That and the waste pipe is very high, so you were spot on Ian. We do clean the dishwasher regularly by the way, so for those who thought that was the problem - it wasn't. Clean dishwashers breakdown too...
Thanks Suzanne
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