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Bosch Dishwasher Operating Instructions Manual

Bosch Dishwasher Operating FEATURED


Bosch Dishwasher

Bosch Dishwasher Operating PRODUCT


Bosch is a multinational engineering and technology company headquartered in Germany. The company was founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch and initially started as a workshop for precision mechanics and electrical engineering. Today, Bosch is one of the largest suppliers of automotive parts and technologies, with a wide range of products including automotive components, power tools, home appliances, security systems, and industrial technologies.

Bosch has operations in more than 60 countries and employs over 400,000 people worldwide. The company is known for its focus on innovation and sustainability, with a commitment to reducing its environmental impact and improving the lives of people through its products and services.

Bosch’s automotive business is its largest division, supplying a wide range of automotive parts and technologies to automakers around the world. Its products include gasoline and diesel engine systems, electric and hybrid vehicle systems, braking systems, and safety systems.
In addition to its automotive business, Bosch also has several other divisions including consumer goods, energy and building technology, and industrial technology.

The consumer goods division produces a range of home appliances including dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, and small appliances. The energy and building technology division offers solutions for heating, cooling, and building automation. The industrial technology division produces a range of products for various industries including packaging, food processing, and manufacturing.

Safety instructions

Before you switch ON the appliance

Please read the operating and installation instructions carefully. They contain important information on how to install, use and maintain the appliance. Retain all documents for subsequent use or for the next owner


  • Check the packaging and dishwasher immediately for damage caused in transit. Do not switch on a damaged appliance, but contact your supplier.
  • Please dispose of the packaging material in an environmentally friendly manner.
  • Do not let children play with the packaging and its parts. There is a risk of suffocation from collapsible boxes and film.

Read the “Installation” chapter to learn how to install and connect the appliance correctly.

In daily use

  • This appliance is intended for use in the home and the home environment.
  • Use the dishwasher only in the household and only for its designed purpose: for washing domestic dishes.
  • Children or people whose physical, sensory or mental abilities prevent them from using the appliance safely must not use this appliance without supervision or instruction by a responsible person.
  • Do not lean or sit on the open door. The appliance could tip.
  • Please note that free-standing appliances may tip over if the baskets are overloaded.
  • Do not add any solvents to the washing chamber.
  • The danger of explosion!
  • Open the door carefully when the program is still running.
  • There is a risk of hot water spraying out of the appliance.
  • To prevent injuries, e.g. caused by stumbling, open the dishwasher only briefly in order to load and unload the dishwasher.
  • Read and observe the safety information and instructions for use on the packaging for cleaning and rinsing agents.

Knives and other utensils with sharp points must be placed in the cutlery basket with the points downwards or horizontally on the knife shelf. depending on the model.

Children in the household

  • If fitted, use the childproof lock. An exact description can be found in the back of the envelope.
  • Do not allow children to play with or operate the appliance.
  • Keep children away from detergents and rinse aid. These may cause chemical burns in the mouth, throat, and eyes or asphyxiation.
  • Keep children away from open dishwashers. The water in the rinsing compartment is not drinking water and could contain detergent residue.

Childproof lock (door lock)Dor lock 

The description of the childproof lock is at the back of the envelope depending on model

Childproof lock (button lock)Buton lock

You can secure your appliance from being unintentionally the program terminated (e. g. improper operation by children).

Activating the button lock:

  • Start the required program.
  • Hold down the button + for approx. 4 sec. until ’– is indicated on the digital display.

If any button is pressed while the program is running, ’– is indicated on the digital display. It is not possible to end (Reset) the program.

Deactivating the button lock:

  • Hold down the button + for approx. 4 sec. until the display ’– goes out.

When the program ends (‹ on the digital display), the button lock is canceled. If there is a power failure, the button lock is retained. Whenever a program is restarted, the button lock must be reactivated.

The appliance may be repaired and opened up by a technician only. To do this, disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Pull out the mains plug or switch off the fuse. Turn off the tap


  • Make redundant appliances unusable to prevent subsequent accidents.
  • Dispose of the appliance in an environmentally friendly manner

Children could become locked in the appliance (risk of suffocation) or find themselves in other dangerous situations. Therefore: Pull out the mains plug, sever and dispose of the power cord. Destroy the door lock so that the door can no longer be closed.

Getting to know your appliance

Diagrams of the control panel and the interior of the appliance can be found in the envelope at the front. Individual positions are referred to in the text.

Control panelBosch Dishwasher Operating FIG (1)

  1. Main switch
  2. Door opener
  3. Digital display
  4. Timer programming
  5. Additional options
  6. Salt refill indicator
  7. Rinse aid refill indicator
  8. Display “Check water supply”
  9. Program buttons

depending on model
Number depending on model

Appliance interiorBosch Dishwasher Operating FIG (2)

  1. Top basket
  2. Knife shelf
  3. Top spray arm
  4. Bottom spray arm
  5. Dispenser for special salt
  6. Filters
  7. Cutlery basket
  8. Bottom basket
  9. Lock for detergent dispenser
  10. Dispenser for rinse aid
  11. Detergent dispenser
  12. Rating plate

depending on model

Water softening system

To ensure good washing results, the dishwasher requires soft water, i.e. containing low amounts of lime, otherwise white limescale will be deposited on the utensils and inner container. Tap water above 9° Clarke must be softened. The water is softened with salt (regeneration salt) in the water softening system of the dishwasher. The setting and therefore the required amount of salt depends on the degree of hardness of your tap water (see table).

The amount of salt dispensed can be set from ‹ to ˆ. Sal is not required at the set value ‹.

  • Find out about the hardness value of your tap water. Your water utility company will help you with this.
  • The set value can be found in the water hardness table.
  • Close the door.
  • Hold down the program button+ and switch on the main switch(.
  • Release both buttons.

To change the setting:

  • Press the program button+. Each time the button is pressed, the set value increases by one level; when the value of ˆ has been reached, the display jumps back to ‹ (off).
  • Switch off the main switch( The chosen setting has now been stored.

The LED for button+ flashes and the digital display8 displays the factory setting

Water hardness table

Special salt

Using special salt

Always refill with special salt immediately before switching on the appliance. This ensures that overrun special salt solution is immediately washed out and does not corrode the rinsing tank.

  • Open the screw-type cap of compartment 1B.
  • Fill the tank with water (only required when switching on the appliance for the first time).
  • Then add salt (not table salt).

The water is displaced and runs outBosch Dishwasher Operating FIG (4)

The salt refill indicator on the fascia is lit. It goes out as soon as a sufficiently high salt solution has formed.
If the set value ‹ is displayed, do not add any salt because salt will not be used during the operation of the appliance, the salt display is switched off. If the set values ‚ to ˆ are displayed, salt must be added.

Using detergents with salt component

If combined detergents with a salt component are used, salt can usually be omitted up to water hardness of 21° dH (37° fH, 26° Clarke, 3.7 mmol/l). If the water hardness is over 21° dH, special salt must be used.

Salt refill indicator

As soon as the salt refill indicator Pon the fascia is lit, top up the salt. Depending on the washing frequency and the hardness setting, the regeneration salt may not have to be topped up for several months.

If the salt refill indicator is impaired (e. g. when using combined detergents containing salt components), it can be switched off.
Proceed as described under “Setting water softening system” and set the value to  The water softening system and salt refill indicator are now switched off

Never fill the salt dispenser with detergent. You will destroy the water softening system.


  • Bottom basketBosch Dishwasher Operating FIG 5

Folding spikes
Depending on model
The spikes can be folded down to improve the arrangement of pans, bowls, and glassesBosch Dishwasher Operating FIG 6

Small accessories holder Smalacesories holder

Depending on model
Light-weight plastic accessories, e.g. cups, lids, etc. can be held securely in the small accessories holderBosch Dishwasher Operating FIG 7


You can use tablets as well as powder or liquid detergents for dishwashers but never use washing-up liquid. The dosage can be individually adjusted with powder or a liquid detergent according to the degree of soiling. Tablets contain an adequately large amount of active ingredients for all cleaning tasks. Modern, powerful detergents predominantly use a low-alkaline formulation with phosphate and enzymes. Phosphates bond the lime in the water. Enzymes break down starch and remove protein.

Phosphate-free detergents are less frequent. These have a slightly weaker lime bonding capacity and require a higher dosage. To remove colored stains (e.g. tea, tomato sauce), oxygen-based bleaching agents are usually used.


  • To ensure a good washing result, always follow the instructions on the detergent packaging!
  • If you have further questions, we recommend that you contact the detergent manufacturers’ helpline.

Read and observe the safety information and instructions for use on the packaging for cleaning and rinsing agents.

If the utensils are only lightly soiled, slightly less than the indicated amount of detergent is usually adequate. Suitable detergents and care products can be purchased online via our website or via customer service

Combination detergent

Apart from conventional detergents (Solo), a number of products are offered with additional functions. These products contain not only the detergent but also rinse-aid and salt replacement substances (3in1) and, depending on the combination(4in1, 5in1, etc.), additional components such as glass protection or stainless steel cleaner. Combination detergents function only up to a specific degree of hardness (usually 26° Clarke). Over this limit salt and rinse-aid must be added.

As soon as combined detergents are used, the rinsing program is adjusted automatically to ensure the best possible rinsing and drying result.

Safety instructions

  • Install and connect the appliance according to the installation and assembly instructions.
  • Prior to installation, disconnect the dishwasher from the power supply.
  • Ensure that the protective conductor system of the domestic supply has been correctly installed.
  • The electrical connection conditions must correspond with the specifications on the dishwasher rating plate 9*.
  • If the power cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced with a particular power cord.
    To prevent injury, the power cord may be replaced by customer service only.
  • If the dishwasher is installed in a high-sided unit, the unit must be secured properly.
  • Install built-under or integratable appliances only under continuous worktops which have been screwed to adjacent cupboards to ensure stability.
  • Do not install the appliance near heat sources (radiators, heat storage tanks, cookers, or other appliances which generate heat), and do not install it under a hob.
  • After installing the appliance, ensure that the plug is easily accessible. (see Electrical connection)

Some models:

  • The plastic housing on the water connection contains an electric valve, and the connecting cables are in the supply hose. Do not cut through this hose, and do not immerse the plastic housing in water


If the appliance is not in a cavity and a side panel is accessible, the door hinge area must be covered at the side for reasons of safety (risk of injury). The covers are available as optional accessories from customer service or specialist outlets.


Your dishwasher has been checked thoroughly in the factory to ensure that it is in working order. This may cause small water stains. These will disappear after the first wash cycle.


In addition to warranty claims against the seller based on the purchase contract and in addition to our appliance warranty we will pay damages under the following conditions:

  1. If our Aquastop system is defective and causes water damage, we will make good the damage for private users.
    To ensure water damage protection, the appliance must be connected to the power supply.
  2. This liability guarantee is valid for the service life of the appliance.
    A prerequisite for the warranty claim is that the appliance has been correctly installed and connected with Aquastop according to our instructions.
  3. This also includes the correct installation of the AquaStop extension (original accessory). Our warranty does not extend to defective feed lines or fittings up to the AquaStop connection on the tap.
  4. If your appliance is fitted with Aquastop, you can leave your appliance unattended during operation and leave the tap turned on afterwards. The tap should only be turned off if you are absent from home for a prolonged period, e.8. several weeks holiday.

Repair order and advice on faults.
0844 8928979
Calls from a BT landline will be charged at up to 3 pence per minute. A call set-up fee of up to 6 pence may apply.
IE 01450 2655
US 800 944 2904
Toll-free Contact information for all countries can be found on the enclosed customer service list.

Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH Carl-Wery-Straße 34 81739 München Germany

FAQs about Bosch Dishwasher Operating

How long is the lifespan of a Bosch dishwasher?
Although the typical lifespan of a dishwasher is 10 years, some manufacturers claim their products can survive even longer. When it’s time to replace your appliance, you might find the following advice helpful: 10 years: Samsung, Whirlpool, Thermador, Maytag, Bosch, and KitchenAid.

How could a Bosch dishwasher go wrong?
Many people’s Bosch dishwashers sporadically filling up with clean water is the first issue they encounter. If you don’t address the issue, you’ll waste a lot of water and there’s a chance that water will leak onto the floor and present danger. An inoperable water inlet valve is the root of this issue.

Why is Bosch the finest brand of dishwashers?
Dishwashers from Bosch clean more thoroughly than those from any other brand we examined, and they operate more quietly than most. They offer some of the largest and most adaptable racks, and they appear to be just as dependable and durable—if not more so—than other machines of a similar price.

How long does a typical cycle of a Bosch dishwasher last?
A typical wash/dry cycle takes over 2 hours, whereas a speed 60 cycle takes just over 1 hour. 25 minutes are added to the time in extra dry mode.

What dishwasher issue is the most prevalent?
One of the most typical dishwasher problems that homeowners have is a dishwasher that doesn’t drain properly. Even though it may be annoying, you can usually resolve the issue on your own.

Why won’t my Bosch dishwasher dry?
One of the most frequent causes of wet dishes in your Bosch dishwasher is overcrowding. There is not enough space for hot air to circulate and dry each item thoroughly when cups and plates are arranged too closely together.

Are Bosch dishwasher repairs simple?
The most popular type of dishwasher in the world is a Bosch. Because they are sturdy and require less dishwasher repair, they are remarkable, effective, and worth their premium price tag.

Why does my Bosch dishwasher shut off three minutes into the cycle?
When the door is not correctly closed, the appliance will stop mid-cycle. Make sure the latch is fully engaged and the door is shut tightly. Look to see if anything is pressing against the rear panel that hasn’t been removed, such as a hose holder.

What distinguishes Bosch?
As a top IoT provider, Bosch provides cutting-edge options for linked transportation, Industry 4.0, and smart homes. The vision of mobility that Bosch is pursuing is one that is fun, safe, and sustainable.

The water in the Bosch dishwashers is it heated?
A flow-through water heater is standard on all Bosch dishwashers. The flow-through water heaters included in Bosch dishwashers raise the temperature of the water inside the machines, removing the need to pump hot water into them. The heaters are capable of raising the water’s temperature to 162 degrees Fahrenheit.

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