So you buy an expensive european made machine and now you "hate to spend hundreds of dollars on it"... I find that very ironic to say the least
Let's say you only spent about $67 on it, would that make you happier? That's the cost of the drain pump which is not working. The correct one for your model is shown below, and you can click the pic to order.
Drain pumps are mounted to sumps in the front of the dishwashers --they’re easily accessible from the front of dishwashers by removing toe kicks.To remove & install drain pump:
Tools needed: small flat blade screwdriver (for unlocking terminals).•Remove toe kick/base cover, pull up terminal cover and disconnect wires (using screwdriver to unlock locking terminals).•To remove pump, pull latch (on circular collar) & rotate pump clockwise (cw). To install new pump, insert @ 2:00 position & rotate counterclockwise (ccw). •Clean water & debris from base, then check float operation.•Connect wires, then install base cover & toe kick.