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April 20, 2008

Bish Bash Bosch

Well, that was something of a relief.

Our dishwasher had packed up - wouldn't empty, time to complete indicator numbers going upwards, plates coming out with gubbins still all over them.

I've been pretty cavalier in the past about fixing washing machines, in fact my tips for how to unblock the pump on a hotpoint remains one of the most popular posts on this blog.

But dishwashers? Um...

It's like the difference between manual and automatic gearboxes. There's all this extra stuff going on that you never had to worry about before. Things that are definitely 'mechanisms'.

However, I was a little reluctant to pay a fortune for a man to come out just to fix a part which was most likely only twenty quid.

So, after a lot of poking around online, googling various combinations of "repair bosch dishwasher" "Not emptying" and "SGS66A02GB/17" I found this wonderful bit of advice on how to open the main pump and clean the inlet. I managed to find the tiny packet of Torx drivers I bought for upgrading the TiVo in a cobwebby corner of the cellar and...

Sleepyhead, I salute you. Two lemon pips nearly cost us a hundred quid...

Posted by Tom Dolan at April 20, 2008 12:44 PM


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