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Dishwasher
Kitchen
Appliances
Dishwashers (214)
BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION    
Bosch
SHX43C05UC
FD861200700
 
 
Lowe's
Unspecified
3/15/2007 This date is an estimate
The consumer says the dishwasher would not complete its cycle and continue running. he said he came back from his son's baseball game and the unit was still running. He knew something was wrong.

He read online about other consumers who also experienced this problem. The consumer says the problem would stem from a burned out relay connection to the control board. One of the customers online gave step by step instructions to get to the control panel and look for the burned out connection.

The consumer followed the steps and found the same problem. The consumer says that the relay is under rated. The relay should be expected to draw 11 amps. Yet the electrical component is rated for only 10 amps. The consumer says over time if you over stress a component, the heat will effect the weakest part of the circuit which is the connection between the component and the board.

That allows less electricity to flow which will make the unit much hotter. The consumer says that he believes this is a serious fire hazard. The consumer says he contacted the manufacturer who said this unit is not part of the recall and they offered no assistance.

The consumer has the same hazard as listed in the recall for this brand, however his model is not part of the recall.
6/1/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Male
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
Yes
N/A
Comment from BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION 7/8/2013
The dishwasher that is the subject of this report is not one of the models that was recalled (09-10). The subject control apparently has a component failure mode with a symptom similar to one associated with the recalled controls, but it is a different control that does not have the characteristics that caused the recall.
The 11 Amp current level cited is the total current input to the dishwasher when the heater is on. The curents drawn by other components, including the water circulation pump which is always on when the heater is operating, are included in the 11Amp value. The heater relay is properly sized for the heater current.

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