Bosch Dishwasher Repair of Drain Pump in El Cajon due to Broken Glass

Remove complete front panel to access drain pump.

Bosch builds quality dishwashers, but parts can and do fail occasionally. Especially if there is broken glass involved. Here is another example of a pump that was destroyed by sucking in broken glass from the bottom of the dishwasher. If the filter in the bottom of the dishwasher is not installed or reinstalled correctly, anything that gets past it could potentially destroy your dishwasher’s pump.

Bosch Dishwasher Repair where front panel removed.Bosch Dishwasher Repair Due To Pump Sucking In Broken Glass

The dishwasher’s drain pump is responsible for emptying out the water that builds up inside of your dishwasher. The pump can wear out for a number of reasons. Hard-water can be one of the main contributors to the early repair of your dishwasher’s pump. But broken glass in the bottom of the dishwasher from improperly stacked glassware will totally ruin the pump.

Glasses that are not stacked correctly in the dishwasher can fall or slam into each other when they’re blasted with the dishwasher’s water jets. When this happens the glass can break and fall to the bottom of the dishwasher. If the filter at the bottom of the dishwasher is not installed correctly after cleaning then big particles and broken glass can make their way past the filter. Next stop for anything that makes it past the filter is the drain pump.

When the drain pump encounters broken glass, the glass usually wins. The glass can and will destroy your dishwasher’s pump if it has the chance. One must careful when one stacks their glasses and glassware in the dishwasher as to avoid an untimely need of dishwasher repair.

Every dishwasher has a different way to take it apart and to get to the different parts to be able to test them. On the Bosch dishwasher, we were able to get to everything we needed without even having to take the dishwasher out of its space in the cabinets. Basically you just have to take of the front cover panel of the dishwasher to be able to get to all of the wires and other parts of the dishwasher that you might need to get to.

Broken Glass Will Destroy The Pump

Bosch Dishwasher looking underneath at the pump hose and the dishwasher pump that was replaced.

We have the very special tools that are required to reassemble some dishwasher doors. Some dishwasher doors are nearly impossible to reassemble without special (uncommon) tools.

If you have issues with your dishwasher and you need an expert to take a look, give us a call. Our service call fee of $49 is waived and you’ll only pay for parts and labor if you choose to have the repairs done by us within 30 days of your quote.

Take a look at the top right corner of our website for our phone number to call us. This dishwasher repair was in the City of El Cajon. But we also service many other cities such as Santee, Lakeside, Rancho San Diego, La Mesa, Mira Mesa, Tierrasanta, and many more areas we service.