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My Bosch DW is giving me grief....again! A brief history is as follows: - purchased in 1999 - replaced controller

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Old 03-24-2008, 09:25 PM
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Model Number: SHU5315UC/U06   Brand: Bosch   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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My Bosch DW is giving me grief....again! A brief history is as follows:

- purchased in 1999
- replaced controller (PN 266746) in 2001
- replaced controller again in late 2004

This morning I discovered that the DW had been perpetually draining since last night when I ran the regular wash cycle.

I ran the diagnostics that I found on this site. The result was a 'code 4' or failed water level switch. I also tried running the 'Rinse and Hold' cycle. The indicator stayed on 10 minutes and it continued to drain.

This morning I checked the plastic pan below the tub. It was dry.

Question:

Is this DW worth saving if I have to have a level switch and possibly another controller installed?

The appliance repair company I would use charges $25 every 15 minutes plus another $100 for the service call. In 2004 they charged me $200 for the controller (I suspect it will be at least $250 today) and I don't know how much the level switch costs.

If you can give me any feedback regarding the cost and estimated repair time to fix this puppy, I would be grateful.

Cheers!
EJC


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Old 03-25-2008, 06:04 PM
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One of the way to save money is to buy parts yourself and have a service company to install them.

You can buy the water level switch assembly from Appliance Parts Pros for $44.37 and the control module for $139.95

The only problem is APP does not ship parts to Canada. You have to have an American mailing address.

Here are the break down diagrams for the Bosch dishwasher Model SHU5315 UC/06 (FD 7705-7912)

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Old 03-26-2008, 08:52 AM
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Thanks Gene,

It's unfortunate that you don't ship to Canada, otherwise I would buy the parts.

Can you give me an approximation of how much time it would take to replace both the level switch and the controller module?

Cheers!
EJC
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:33 AM
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Hi EJC,

If I'd do it - 1.5 to 2 hours all together. In order to replace the level switch the dishwasher has to be removed from the cabinet.

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