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Siemens dishwasher repair

Siemens dishwasher repairSiemens dishwashers are rightfully considered the most reliable. Quality parts plus excellent European assembly speak for themselves. Nevertheless, such a technique requires repair. For most, the Siemens car breaks down after 10 years or more, for some it can break down after a couple of months, but sooner or later it happens. How to repair Siemens dishwashers, what typical malfunctions occur in such dishwashers and whether it is possible to repair such equipment with your own hands, we will talk about this later.

Slow water set and program freeze

According to data provided by service center specialists, Siemens dishwashers break down about 2 times less than most budget brands of dishwashers and middle-class brands. But some weaknesses in the "Siemens" still exist. The most common problem is malfunction, the main symptom of which is an extremely slow set of water and a periodically hanging dishwashing program, and the choice of the program does not matter.

After some time, if the operation of the Siemens dishwasher continues, it will start to generate an E16 error, first occasionally, then more and more often. Ultimately, the machine freezes completely, giving an error E16 and restarting will not work. What kind of breakdowns cause these symptoms? In fact, there is only one reason - the flow filter facing the filling valve.

Dishwashers Siemens European assemblies are designed for well-purified water with a minimum amount of impurities and suspended matter; their flow filters have a mesh with very small cells, which quickly clogs when connected to a Russian water supply. In order for the standard filter to become less clogged with dirt, it is necessary to install another cleaning flow filter in front of it, while it is necessary to remove both filters every 6 months and rinse them.

Important! In addition to the additional filter, experienced craftsmen apply another protective measure - they immediately change the standard filter. Recently, the manufacturer began to produce spare parts (including filters) specifically for Eastern Europe and Russia. It is these filters when installing the machine with your own hands that experts recommend.

How to resume a normal set of water in the dishwasher and prevent a systematic hang of the do-it-yourself washing program without the help of a specialist?Siemens dishwasher repair

  1. Reliably block the water going to the Siemens dishwasher.
  2. We extend the dishwasher so that there is reliable access to the inlet hose and its connection points. But do everything carefully so as not to tear out and pass the hoses and power cord.
  3. Disconnect the hose with an additional filter (if any) from the tee tap.
  4. Unscrew the hose on the other side of the dishwasher and from there we unscrew the standard filter.
  5. Wipe the place where the filter fits with a dry, clean, lint-free cloth.
  6. Pour lemons into a small basin (100 g per 2 liters of water), pour warm water and soak both filters in this solution for 2-3 hours, then rinse and clean the filters from dirt and replace them with the hose.

Reduced washing quality

Also quite often, Siemens dishwashers after 1-1.5 years of operation begin to wash the dishes worse. At the same time, the user adds the same detergent to the cuvette, in the same amount, also folds the dishes, selects the same washing program, in general, does everything in normal mode, and the quality of the washing is getting worse. What is the cause of this annoying symptom? Strictly speaking, there are several reasons:

  • weak pressure of water;
  • detergent valve does not work well;
  • nozzles of a rotating rocker arm clogged

Weak water pressure occurs due to the clogged inlet filter of the intake valve.

How to clean it with our own hands, we have already discussed in the framework of the previous paragraph. Therefore, we immediately turn to the second reason - the detergent supply valve does not work well.

The essence of the problem is as follows. Powder or tablets The finish for the dishwasher is placed in a special compartment, from where they are gradually removed during the implementation of the washing program. If this compartment is not cleaned and not rinsed, then the valve will begin to open poorly and close over time, and its openings will become clogged with dried residues of semi-soluble powder. As a result, during washing, the powder or tablet will dissolve worse, and the quality of washing dishes from this will only get worse.

The problem is solved simply. After each dishwashing, it is necessary to make a rule to wipe the detergent drawer with a clean, dry cloth and then this problem will never visit you again. It will also be nice to periodically use dishwasher cleaner, which will prevent the accumulation of dirt in the dishwasher and remove all unpleasant odors.

Same thing with the clogged nozzles of the rocker arm of the Siemens dishwasher. Once every 4-6 months they must be cleaned, otherwise there will be no water pressure, and the quality of the sink will decrease. The nozzles are cleaned with a regular toothpick. Push it alternately into all the openings of the rocker arm, and then start the idle wash with a dishwasher cleaner.

Problems with waste water disposal

The problems associated with the reduced quality of washing we examined, now we turn to problems with the disposal of waste water. Why can water go bad with Siemens dishwashers? There are two main reasons: either there was a blockage somewhere in the drainage path, or the pump failed. We have repeatedly considered cleaning the dishwasher from blockages. Well this process is described, for example, in the article Replacing and cleaning the filter of the dishwasher, once again dwell on this point, we will not.Siemens dishwasher pump

In general, the dishwasher, as well as any equipment, must be monitored, if this is not done, soon breakdowns are inevitable. Damage to the pump is much more unpredictable. You can well follow the Siemens dishwasher and still get into a similar situation. How to replace a pump in a dishwasher with your own hands you can read in the article of the same name, it is not too difficult. But first, the pump needs to be checked, maybe it is not broken, but is it about the electrics or the electronics?

  • We arm ourselves with an ohmmeter and remove the front bottom panel of the Siemens dishwasher.
  • Disconnect the car from the network and tilt it back a bit (about 200).
  • Now we can clearly see the pump mounted on the casing of the circulation pump, set the minimum value on the ohmmeter, and then set its probes to the contacts of the pump.
  • We measure the value, if the number in the range of 1000-1500 - everything is fine, if less, the pump is faulty.

Note! A faulty pump is not necessarily “silent” while the dishwasher is operating. It can buzz, but at the same time not fulfill its function of pumping water.

Problems with indicators, emergency shutdown

Another problem of modern Siemens dishwasher models is a spontaneous emergency shutdown, which is preceded by a blinking of indicators and sound signals. At the same time, if the dishwasher is unplugged, and then the problem is turned on again, the dishwasher is completely impossible to wash. What is the cause of the problem?

Unfortunately, this breakdown is one of those that cannot be fixed with your own hands. If your car is under warranty, experts advise getting rid of it altogether. The fact is that such symptoms indicate a breakdown of the control module.

On Siemens, repairing the control unit is much more difficult, since the board is sealed by the manufacturer in a non-separable module. For this reason, only some masters undertake to repair it, basically all refuse and offer to replace the entire unit, and this is almost half the cost of a new dishwasher. If the car is old, then it is better not to repair it at all in case of such a breakdown, although it's up to you.

In conclusion, we note that Siemens dishwashers are very, very reliable, their malfunctions are largely due to the incorrect operation of users. Therefore, if you follow your dishwasher, it is very likely that it will work for many years without any glitches.


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