The bucket test for the dishwasher

Dishwashers need a certain minimum amount of water in a relatively short time. If the supply is too low, modern dishwashers automatically switch off to protect against damage. With the bucket test, the available amount of water can be controlled.

This is how the bucket test works

If the dishwasher does not collect water, it may be due to a faulty pump or too little inflow. Check the inlet with the bucket test.

1. Disconnect the dishwasher from the electricity.
2. Close the water inlet at the angle valve or tap.
3. Remove the aquastop, if available.
4. Put the bucket under the water outlet.
5. Look at the clock and run the water for a minute.
6. Measure the amount of water in the bucket.

In a minute, at least ten liters of water should have flowed into the bucket, so that the inflow of water is given in sufficient quantity and speed. Recommended is the additional cleaning of the inlet strainer.

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