Dishwasher Door Problem

Neff Dishwasher Door ProblemDishwasher Neff

I wrote this article to help other residents at Burrium Gate who may have similar problems.


While the dishwasher door reached the vertical, the catch did not seem to engage fully; worse still, it would not power on.

Guy's Bodge: I pushed the door a little harder, and then I wedged it closed with a piece of card in each side.  I kept pushing and praying in equal measure until I could hear the water start pumping into the dishwasher.

Professional Fix by Neff / Bosch Engineer

The engineer did three thing to fix the dishwasher door problem permanently:

  • Moved the whole dishwaser forward a maximum of 2 inches.
  • Tightened the little bolts on the side.
  • Flicked the catch at the top.

I mention this to help any proper DIY experts; I wanted to give hope that it may be possible to fix similar problems one's self given the above clues.

Tips from the Engineer

Use only 'Finish' tablets
'But they don't always dissolve' I said.  'That's because either you have it on the 45 degree rinse, or you jam in plates so that the rotor cannot spin', he replied.

Clean every 6 weeks
'Tried that' I said, 'didn't seem to have much effect'  'Ah', he replied, 'that because it was new, as it gets older you really must clean it stop the internal pipes furring up.  Also, make sure you set the temperature to 70 degrees when you put in the cleaning liquid bottle.

Scrubbing brush light won't go out, I mentioned.
'That's because you have interrupted its cycle, the answer is to reset by holding down the power button for 5 seconds'. (Button on the right as you look at the dishwasher).  If you do that that symbol with a backbone and 3 'legs' goes out and behaves itself.

Neff Fridge Filter (Dishwasher Engineer Goes Extra Mile)Bosch Neff Filter

'Have you ever changed the filter in your fridge' the engineer asked?  'Didn't know there was one', I said.  He kindly removed the blue tape up by the top light in the fridge (not the freezer).  Next he took off the plastic unit and unscrewed the cartridge.  It required more torque than John Motson's tongue, but he got it off.  The engineer also persuaded me to order a replacement.  I selected the super-duper filter, the one that's supposed to make the water from the drinks dispenser taste sweeter.

I'll get back to you if it really makes any difference to the drinks.

See more on changing the Neff fridge filter.

Request: Tips for Neff Dishwasher

If you have tips that will help other user's please let me know.  For example, best settings, views on tablets would be particularly gratefully received.

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Warning Label - But Oh So True!

Funny warning label

Wash it Again

My mother had decided to trim the household budget wherever possible, so instead of having a dress dry-cleaned she washed it by hand. Proud of her savings, she boasted to my father, 'Just think, Alan, we are five pounds richer because I washed this dress by hand.'

'Good', my dad quickly replied. 'Wash it again.' Funny Warning Sign - Please be safe


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