Bosch dishwasher silence plus 44 dba troubleshooting

Problem Cause Solution
Dishwasher does not start 1. Door may not be properly latched
2. Unit may not be turned on
3. Unit not reset or previous cycle not com- pleted
4. Delay start engaged
5. Interruption of electrical power supply to dishwasher or blown fuse.
6. The door may have been closed without first selecting a cycle
7. Water supply may not be turned on
1. Shut the door completely
2. Press the main power switch to turn unit on
3. To reset, refer to “Cancel a Cycle” in this manual
4. To reset, refer to “Delay Start” in the “Wash Cycles and Options” section in this manual
5. Check circuit breaker
6. Select a cycle and close the door.
7. Check and turn on water supply
Display does not illuminate 1. A fuse may have been blown or circuit breaker tripped
2. Door not closed or latched
1. Check the fuse or circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the breaker if necessary
2. Ensure door is properly latched and completely closed
Dishwasher seems to run a long time 1. Incoming water is not warm enough
2. Cycle time can vary due to soil and water conditions
3. Rinse agent dispenser is empty
4. Dishwasher connected to cold water supply Note: Refer to “wash cycle information” section in this manual for typical cycle lengths
1. Before starting a cycle, run hot water faucet at the sink closest to the dishwasher
2. Sensors in the dishwasher automatically increase the cycle time to ensure a good wash when heavy soil is detected
3. Add rinse agent
4. Verify dishwasher is connected to hot water supply plumbing
Dishes are not getting clean enough 1. Spray arm movement obstructed
2. Spray arm nozzles clogged
3. Improper use of detergents
4. Filters could be clogged
5. Dishes are nested or loaded too close together
6. Selected wash cycle is not suitable for food soil conditions
1. Ensure that spray arm movement is not blocked by hand rotating spray arms before starting cycle
2. Remove the spray arms and clean according to the “Care and Maintenance” section of the manual
3. Increase or decrease detergent depending on the water hardness
4. Clean the filters
5. Rearrange load such that water spray can reach all items in the dishwasher
6. Read Wash Cycle Information
Dishes are not getting dry enough 1. Rinse agent dispenser is empty
2. Improper loading of dishes
3. Selected cycle does not include drying Note: Plastic or Teflon do not typically dry as well as other items due to their inherent properties
1. Add rinse agent – the use of rinse agent improves drying
2. Rearrange load to ensure items are not nesting
3. Rinse and Hold setting does not include drying Note: Select models offer an extra heating option to improve drying performance.
Odor 1. Food debris is present at the bottom of the dishwasher
2. Food particles are present near the door seal
3. Dishes left in unit too long before running a cycle
4. Residual water is present at the bottom of the dishwasher
5. Drain hose is obstructed
1. Remove the filters and clean
2. Refer to Care and Maintenance
3. Run a Rinse and Hold cycle if you do not intend to immediately wash the dishes
4. Ensure the unit has completely drained from the last cycle
5. Remove any obstructions from the drain hose by calling qualified personnel.
Dishwasher not filling with water or “Check water supply” display lights up 1. Restriction in the water supply system
2. Previous wash cycle was not completed
3. Delay start is active
4. Household water supply turned off
1. Ensure that the water supply valve (typically located under kitchen sink) is open and check that the water supply line has no kinks or clogs
2. Refer to the “Operating the Dishwasher”
3. Cancel the delay start or wait until delay start time completes
4. Turn on water supply
Water leaks 1. Suds
2. Door seal could be pulled away from track
3. Condensation vent is blocked
4. Improper installation
1. Wrong type of detergent results in suds and leaks – use only dishwasher detergents. If suds still persist, add one tablespoon of vegetable oil at the bottom of the dish- washer and run the desired cycle.
2. Ensure the door seal is in the track
3. Ensure that condensation vent is not blocked
4. Have proper installation verified by qualified personnel (water supply, drain system, leveling, plumbing)
Tub stains 1. Stains on the dishwasher interior are due to water hardness
2. Silverware in contact with tub
1. Concentrated lemon juice can reduce the build up of hard water stains. Run Normal cycle until it flushes and interrupt the cycle and then place an 8oz. cup of the con- centrated lemon solution on the top rack and finish the cycle, this can be done periodically to avoid build up.
2. Ensure that silverware does not make contact with the tub while running a cycle.
Streaks on glassware or residue on the dishes Incorrect rinse aid setting Depending on the hardness of water, adjust the rinse agent dispenser. Refer to “Adding Detergent and Rinse Aid” section in the manual
Fascia panel discolored or marked Abrasive cleaner used Use mild detergents with soft damp cloth
Noise during wash cycle Dishes may not be arranged properly Water circulation sound is normal, but if you suspect items are banging into each other or into the spray arms, refer to the “Loading the Dishwasher” section of the manual for optimal arrangement.
Detergent dis- penser cover will not shut 1. Improper operation of detergent cover
2. Previous cycle has not been finished or rest or cycle or interrupted
1. Refer to “Adding Detergent and Rinse Aid” section of the manual for instructions on opening and closing the dispenser
2. Refer to the “Operating the Dishwasher” section of the manual
Unable to select desired cycle Previous cycle has not finished Refer to the “Operating the Dishwasher” section of the manual