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Bosch Refrigerator Not Turning On

There are certain appliances in our home that we just assume are going to be working at all times. This includes our refrigerator. What can you do if your Bosch refrigerator is not turning on?

The most common reason why a Bosch refrigerator is not turning on is that it is not getting electricity. This could be due to a tripped circuit breaker or a GFCI outlet that needs to be reset.

There are not many points between your Bosch refrigerator and the electricity coming into your home to check. It is important to check all of them in order, however, because any one of them could be the issue that is causing your refrigerator not to turn on.

Bosch Refrigerator Not Turning On (How To Fix)

Circuit Breaker – Go to the breaker panel and look at the circuit breakers. Try to find the one that is labeled as the refrigerator but if you don’t have it labeled, look for a breaker that is out of line.

If a circuit breaker does not line up with the others and it has a small red line showing on the side, it is the likely culprit. Turn the circuit breaker the whole way off and then back on again. This should solve the problem.

If you continue to have a problem with the circuit breaker tripping, it may be that you have other items plugged into the same circuit that are overloading it. It could also be a breaker that is failing or another electrical problem that would require the assistance of an electrician.

Receptacle – There are times when the receptacle may also be the problem. If you have the refrigerator plugged into a GFI receptacle, then you may need to reset it using the test and reset button on the receptacle.

It is also a good idea to test the receptacle. You can plug in a lamp or another appliance but make sure that you plug it into the same exact plug that you plug use for the refrigerator. If the appliance works, then you can move on to the next step.

Power Cord – There may be times when the power cord becomes damaged or perhaps burnt. Visually inspect the power cord for any cuts or slices and look carefully at the plug for any indication that it is melting or burning.

If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced.

One other thing to try is a simple reset. This can sometimes correct errors that keep the refrigerator from turning on.

Unplug the refrigerator from the receptacle or turn off the circuit breaker. Leave the power turned off to the refrigerator for a few minutes before reestablishing power. Once the refrigerator fully restarts, the small errors should be gone.

Restarting a refrigerator can happen fairly quickly but you do need to be concerned about the items that are inside the fridge. If the refrigerator has not been working for more than four hours, it is unlikely that the refrigerated items are going to be good any longer.

As the old saying goes, it’s better safe than sorry so throw out any items that may have spoiled.

Reasons Why Bosch Refrigerator Is Not Turning On

Although a problem with the power supply is the most common reason why a Bosch refrigerator has no power, it is by no means the only reason. Here are a few other things to check to make sure that your refrigerator is back up and running as quickly as possible.

1. Demo Mode

One problem that is often overlooked is the possibility that your refrigerator is in demo mode. This is a mode that allows the refrigerator to be functioning at the store but it does not engage the compressor, so it will not run and cool. The light may work, but that will be the only feature.

If you think that your Bosch refrigerator may be in demo mode, it’s a relatively easy thing to take it out and put it into regular operating mode. This will allow your refrigerator to begin working and often correct the problem that is keeping it from operating in that way.

Turn your refrigerator off by either unplugging it from the wall or flipping off the circuit breaker. You will leave the power off to the refrigerator for a minimum of five minutes. This will give the refrigerator an opportunity to reset.

When you turn the refrigerator back on, you should be holding in the ‘alarm off’ button. You have about five seconds after reestablishing power to push the button or you will have to start the process over again.

Continue to hold the ‘alarm off’ button for a minimum of 15 seconds. The refrigerator will eventually beep three times, which lets you know that it is rebooting. After reboots, demo mode should be turned off and the compressor should be running.

2. Compressor

Another reason why your Bosch refrigerator does not have power is that the compressor is not operating properly. The compressor may not necessarily be an electrical component but it is a very important part of your Bosch refrigerator.

The compressor is responsible for pushing the coolant through the refrigerator and keeping everything cold. If the compressor is not working properly, then it is not going to be pushing the coolant and the refrigerator is not going to turn on.

You may have some power to the refrigerator if the compressor is the problem. The control panel may light up and the light may turn on when you open the refrigerator door. The real problem is the fact that your refrigerator will not be cool.

Unfortunately, replacing the compressor is a difficult and expensive problem. You should hire a professional to come in and help you with this situation.

3. Main Control Board

One other thing to check is the main control board. If the electrical power is established to the refrigerator but you are still not getting any power to it, then the control board may be the problem.

It’s difficult to check the control board because it is not easy to test. There are a few things to look out for, however, that will let you know if the control board may be the culprit.

1. No Lights or Sounds – If you press the buttons on the control panel and there are no lights or sounds, then it might be a problem with the main control board. If a few of the buttons are working but not all of them are working, it could be either the main control board or the panel board.

2. Damage – Although you can’t easily test the control board with a multimeter, you can remove the control board and inspect it visually. If you notice any signs of cracking or burning, then it is likely something that needs to be replaced.

Why Bosch Refrigerator Has No Power

If you are having difficulty with your Bosch refrigerator and there is no power, then it is likely a problem with the power supply. We discussed this in detail, but there are a few considerations that can pinpoint the problem more directly.

First of all, if any of the components in the refrigerator are working, it is not likely to be a problem with the power supply. For example, if you open the refrigerator door and the light comes on or if you press a button on the control panel and it makes a beep, then it is not a problem with the power supply.

The only reason why it would be a problem with the power supply is if you are not getting enough power to the refrigerator to operate the compressor. Some of the minor items in the refrigerator may be operating but if the compressor is not operating, the refrigerator and freezer are not going to be cold.

There may be other factors that keep the Bosch refrigerator from having power. This could be a tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse (if you have a fuse panel), too many appliances on the circuit, a bad receptacle, or a damaged power cord.

It may take some time to trace the problem but more than likely, you will find the power supply issue is causing your refrigerator to be shut down. Once the issue is found, you can correct it and begin using your refrigerator again.

How To Fix Bosch Refrigerator Not Turning On

Once you pinpoint the problem as to why your Bosch refrigerator is not turning on, it’s time to fix the issue. What can be done?

Electrical – If the problem is electrical, then you need to fix the component that is causing the electricity not to reach the refrigerator. This could include resetting a tripped breaker, replacing the receptacle, or fixing the power cord.

Compressor – If the compressor is not operating but there is still some power to the refrigerator to operate the lights and control panel, the compressor may need to be replaced. You should also try wiping down the coils, as that can also put an additional load on the compressor.

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Demo – If the refrigerator is in demo mode, unplug it from the wall and when you plug it back in after five minutes, hold the ‘alarm off’ button for 15 seconds until the refrigerator beeps three times.

If your Bosch refrigerator is not turning on, it is likely a problem with the electricity. Check the circuit breaker, outlet, and power cord to the refrigerator. If any of those are an issue, they should be corrected.

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