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How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher

Bosch dishwashers have been consistently rated as some of the best dishwashers on the market today. They are extremely reliable and durable and run quietly. In addition, they are very easy to load and have superb dish cleaning ability. Therefore, it is completely shocking when your Bosch Dishwasher suddenly fails and needs to be reset. Read on to learn more about how to troubleshoot the problem with your Bosch dishwasher and then how to reset it.

If you want to reset your Bosch Dishwasher, press, and then hold the Start Button for from three to five seconds. If you have an older model of a Bosch Dishwasher, you may need to push and hold on the Cancel or Drain Buttons for three to five seconds.

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On these older models of Bosch dishwashers, press the Regular Wash Button along with the Rinse and the Hold Buttons all at the same time for three to five seconds. Make sure that the dishwasher door stays closed during this process.

At this point, you will hear the Bosch dishwasher resetting as there is an activation of the drain pump which will drain all the water out of the dishwasher. After this draining process is completed, you will then see an indication on the control panel of the dishwasher that the cycle is Complete or Done. At this point, the dishwasher will enter Standby Mode.  

Is There a Reset Button on a Bosch Dishwasher

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It is exceedingly frustrating to find that your Bosch dishwasher is not functioning properly, leaving you with dirty, partially cleaned dishes. Luckily, rapid troubleshooting can quickly determine the cause of the problem. Resetting your Bosch dishwasher can usually solve the problem of getting your Bosch dishwasher up and running normally again.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and want to know if there is a reset button on a Bosch dishwasher, it turns out that the reset button on newer Bosch Dishwashers is the Start Button. Press and hold this button for 3 to 5 seconds and this should reset the dishwasher.

Bosch Dishwasher Hard Reset

To perform a hard reset on a Bosch dishwasher, first, turn off the appliance using the power button. Then, disconnect it from the power source by unplugging it or turning off the circuit breaker. Leave it unplugged for about 10-15 minutes. This pause allows the dishwasher’s internal electronics to reset. After waiting, reconnect the power and turn the dishwasher on. This should complete the hard reset process.

In addition to performing a hard reset, it’s important to check for any error codes displayed by the dishwasher. These codes can provide valuable insights into specific issues your dishwasher might be experiencing. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the filter and ensuring proper water supply, can also prevent many common dishwasher problems. If your dishwasher continues to malfunction after a hard reset, it might indicate a more serious issue that could require professional repair or part replacement.

How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher to Factory Settings

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A Factory Reset of your Bosch dishwasher will return it to the pre-programmed settings that the dishwasher had when manufactured. Oftentimes, this will solve any problems you have with the dishwasher. Follow the steps below to Factory Reset your Bosch dishwasher.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and reset your Bosch dishwasher back to Factory Settings, you will need to completely remove the dishwasher from all power sources. Go to the Breaker Box and be sure to switch the circuit breaker for the dishwasher off.

Continue to keep the circuit breaker for the dishwasher in the off position for at least five to seven minutes. Then switch the circuit breaker back to the On position. This will clear all the electricity from the dishwasher and will also clear all data stored in the dishwasher’s memory.

At this point, the dishwasher should be able to enter a Wash Cycle from the start. If this does not solve the issues with the dishwasher, you may need to consult a Certified Bosch Dishwasher Repair Technician to further troubleshoot exactly why the dishwasher is malfunctioning.

How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher Control Panel

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Your Bosch dishwasher control panel controls the many different functions of the dishwasher. It contains an On/Off Button as well as a Start Button, a Delay Start Button, Buttons for each of the Wash Cycles and buttons for additional washing options. When something goes wrong with the Bosch Dishwasher Control Panel, comprehensive troubleshooting can often discover what is causing the control panel to malfunction.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and reset the Bosch Dishwasher Control Panel, make sure that the power supply to the dishwasher is firmly in place and that the circuit breaker is functioning properly. Close the dishwasher door until it latches firmly. Then, press On/Off.

This should turn the dishwasher on. Press A and Start together and you should see an indication of 0:01 on the display panel. Now, close the door for approximately sixty seconds. When you see 0:00 on the display panel, it indicates that the Bosch dishwasher has been reset.

Now, press on + or – and you will eventually see 0:00 on the display. If you see the error code E24 which indicates a potential drainage issue, go ahead, and check the drain hose to make sure that there are no obstructions or kinks that could be affecting drainage from the dishwasher.

If you see the error code E25, it could indicate that something is blocking the wastewater pump. Check to see that the cover of the wastewater pump is properly locked in place by rotating it in a clockwise direction.

If you encounter the error code of Check Water Display on the display panel, turn off the water supply. Take the water supply hose off and be sure to clean out the inlet filter. After eliminating any debris in the water supply hose, go ahead and reconnect the water supply hose and turn the water supply back on.

How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher Cycle

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It is very disconcerting when you are trying to wash a load of dirty dishes in your Bosch dishwasher, and then you are shocked to find that the dishwasher’s power light is On, but the dishwasher is not working. If even switching from dishwash cycle to dishwash cycle still does not solve the issue, the dishwasher is most likely jammed in one of the washing cycles and will need the cycle reset.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and you want to reset the Bosch Dishwasher Cycle, look for the Start Button which you can find on the Control Panel. Make sure the dishwasher door is tightly shut and press on the Reset Button for approximately 3 seconds. 

After a period of about 5 seconds, you will be able to hear the movement of the pump if the problem was only that the dishwasher was stuck in one of the washing cycles.

How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher Door Latch/Lock

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Your Botch Dishwasher has a Child Lock function that is designed to avoid either a child accidentally making changes in the wash cycle settings while the dishwasher is running, or even worse, somehow opening the dishwasher door while the dishwasher is actively running. If this safety function has been accidentally turned on, it will disable all of the dishwasher controls, making it impossible to run a new wash cycle.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and reset your Bosch Dishwasher Door Latch/Lock, allow the dishwasher to complete its current wash cycle and then go back to Standby Mode. Go to the Control Panel and locate the Control Lock Button.

The Control Lock Button will have an icon with either a Lock or a Key on it. Hold this button down for about 4 seconds until you see the code CL leave the dishwasher display panel. This indicates that the dishwasher door lock is now turned off.

If, at any time, you want to reactivate the lock function, just hold the Lock Button down again for a short period of time.

How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher After Power Outage

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A power outage can inactivate all your electrical appliances, including your Bosch dishwasher. If this happens, you can easily and quickly reset the dishwasher. Follow the steps below to reset your Bosch dishwasher after a power outage.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and rest your Bosch dishwasher after a power outage, press Start and On/Off together at the same time and then release both buttons. You can also unplug the dishwasher for from two to three minutes and then plug it in again.

If you receive a F15 error message on your dishwasher display panel after a power outage, it indicates that, unfortunately, water has somehow contacted a sensor that is located on the bottom of the dishwasher. If this happens, first unplug the dishwasher, and then evaluate it for broken pipes or any potentially leaking valves. Then tilt it by leaning it against a nearby wall. Then, plug the dishwasher back in and check to see if it is now functioning normally.

How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher Timer/Delay

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The delay timer on a Bosch dishwasher delays the initiation of the wash cycle in one hour increments up to twenty-four hours. This allows you to run your Bosch dishwasher at a time of the day that does not conflict with other hot water needs of your family, such as taking a hot shower after a run or a workout. This function is also important to be able to use your dishwasher at the times of day or night when the utility rates are at their lowest levels.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and reset your dishwasher timer/delay, hold down the Start Button for two or three seconds. Then press on the Delay Button until you see a reading of h:00 which indicates that the delay function is no longer in effect and set back again to zero.

Now, Press Start to save this setting.

How to Reset Bosch Dishwasher Check Water

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Every Bosch dishwasher has an automatic test cycle that is used to help diagnose and analyze problems and malfunctions with your dishwasher. The actual buttons used for this test cycle vary from model to model of a Bosch dishwasher. On some units, the proper buttons will read Power Scrub Plus and on others it will read Regular Wash Buttons.

If you want to reset your Bosch dishwasher and reset your Bosch dishwasher to check water, conduct a test cycle by pressing down on the Power Scrub Plus button and the Regular Wash Button. As you hold these buttons down, press the On/Off button.

You will see the lights that are above the buttons start to flash on and off. Now, go ahead and begin to check out the status of each individual washing cycle. Your dishwasher will now start and begin to run in each cycle.

After the cycle is completed, there will be an indicator light that will show where the malfunction is occurring. If you see the Clean Indicator Light lit up, it indicates that your Bosch dishwasher has a faulty temperature sensor. If you see the Rinse/Dry light illuminated, it means that there is most likely a problem with the water sensor.

If you see the Wash light lit up, it means that there is a problem with the heating element.

If your Bosch dishwasher has a digital display panel, it will show error codes which indicate a particular malfunction. If a 0 is shown, it means that no definitive errors have been discovered. If a 1 is indicated, it means that there is a water sensor/filling problem.

Water sensors detect problems that can result in your dishwasher not filling up with water. This can be due to things like a water valve filter screen being clogged with dirt and debris. Once you are alerted to this problem, you can try to clean it out or you may need to replace it entirely.

If a 2 is displayed, there is some type of heating fault involved. A 4 indicates a water filling fault of some kind. The number 8 indicates a fault in the temperature sensor.

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