Bosch Classixx dishwasher had been fine until last night when it flashed its little red light and indicated that it needed its water checking. So I switched it off and stuck my head in the sand and went to bed. This morning I <hopefully> switched it on again and walked away. Nope - still broke! So I took out all of the dirty and now congealed and smelly pots and washed them in the sink - took an age! I then cleaned out the dishwasher and poked my hands into its murky depths in search of something! I then took a screwdriver to it and gave some of its parts a good unscrewing! Poked more and still nothing changed. There is water in the bottom reservoir bit. Anyone know anything useful about dishwashers?
If it's had any length of time unused, priming it with a pan of hot water with a couple of capsful of vinegar added and running empty can help if a seal has dried out, or the water 'primer' has evaporated.
I would run it tomorrow with a dishwasher cleaner to clean out any crud; they are expensive but apparently do the job. Make sure you run it on the hottest possible wash, and always make sure you scrape all pots and pans and clean the filters regularly.