The Best Way to Reset a Bosch Dishwasher

If you own a Bosch dishwasher, then you can understand its importance. It is one of the most crucial appliances in a home. It makes your cleaning very easy and fast. With a dishwasher, you will seldom feel lazy to do your cleaning after meals. But, to reap all the benefits of your dishwasher, you must ensure it operates smoothly. A quick fix if something isn’t working well could simply be to reset the Bosch dishwasher.

Yes, if your Bosch dishwasher is faulty you could simply hit the reset button. If it is a simple fault, everything will go back to normal. Also, it is vital to understand the various parts of your dishwasher. So that in case something happens you will be able to spot the faulty part quickly. This entails knowing which part does which function. This also entails knowing the various parts in each compartment.

When you adequately maintain your dishwasher, you will notice fewer faults over the years. This will improve the durability of the machine.

Sadly, most dishwasher users find it difficult to reset their machines. It is however very crucial to know how to do this properly because it can highly affect the smooth running of the machine. If wrongly done, you could end up ruining the dishwasher which would be very costly in the long run. If you’re not confident please contact our helpline to discuss your Bosch dishwasher repair.

Resetting a Bosch dishwasher is slightly difficult because the controls are on the upper door. These controls are almost hidden hence posing a challenge to many users. There are a handful of things to consider when resetting your dishwasher.

For starters, it is essential to protect the utensils from high temperatures. Exposing your utensils to extreme temperatures is dangerous. This is mostly when the machine is already on and washing. If your machine is already turned on and running, you may need to turn it off. Otherwise, try to open the door of your dishwasher slightly to force it to stop. This works perfectly with a Bosch dishwasher.

Wait for around 10 minutes before opening the dishwashing machine door wide. Pay close attention to the noise made by the water in the dishwasher. The noise will give you a clue as to when to open the door. Hint: open the doors only after the noise has stopped.

Interestingly, almost all Bosch dishwashing machines have a similar resetting procedure. Therefore, it does not matter the specific type you have at home. Just apply the same procedure to reset it.

Reset a Bosch Dishwasher

Resetting with ‘cancel drain toggles’

You can also reset your Bosch dishwashing machine with Cancel Drain toggles. This is a common feature you are going to find with Bosch dishwashers. The control buttons for the machine are inside the dishwasher.

Open the doors slowly to see the control buttons. You will need these control buttons to reset your Bosch dishwasher. Look closely; you will see a button labelled, “Cancel Drain”. Press the button slightly for about 3 seconds. After this, you should then close the door gently and give it around 1 minute to make sure the cycle is well completed.

At this point, you can now re-open the door and look for the start/stop button, usually labelled, “ON/OFF”. After doing this, you will have reset your dishwasher.

Resetting the Ascenta Model

Some Bosch dishwashers, however, use different methodologies of resetting. An example is the Ascenta model. This model is usually protected by a child lock feature to enhance safety while at home.

The preeminent thing you need to do is to shut down this lock. The button usually controls this labelled “<” Press and hold this button at the same time. This is done until you cannot see the labels “CL” on the screen anymore. Once you have removed the child lock, you can now open the Ascenta dishwasher door gently to see the buttons inside written “START RESET”. You should hold on this until the “ACTIVE” LED is gone.

The resetting procedure for the Ascenta model is almost like that of SHE5AM model. The only difference is that for the SHE5AM model of Bosch dishwasher, it has a display clock that turns to “0:01” the moment the resetting is complete, which is different in the Ascenta model whereby the labels  “ACTIVE” LED has to clear. For the SHE5AM model, you will know that the resetting is fully done after the clock turns to “0:00”.

Resetting of Bosch dishwashers is a significant procedure to learn if you own one. If you are unsure of how to reset your dishwasher at home, then get a professional Bosch dishwasher repair technician to do it for you. Please call our Repair Aid experts for more information.

As always, we advise that you refrain from carrying out any form of repairs on your dishwasher if you are unsure of anything. We profoundly prescribe that you speak to one of our top quality dishwasher repair technicians about your worries.

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