How To Reset Bosch Dishwasher Silence Plus 50 DBA?

By - Rajib Ahmed

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The Bosch dishwasher is one of the best models due to its lifespan and work system.

However, the Bosch dishwasher, even as one of the best dishwashers, is a bit imperfect as it can have some system errors leading to the system malfunctioning.

Most times, the dishwasher might act like it has a faulty part, but it is unknown to you due to some system errors.

The Bosch dishwasher needs resetting when it refuses to turn on, or it might turn on but cannot function or make a sound as a standard dishwasher should when turned on. However, you can efficiently perform a hard or cycle reset with the instructions in your manual.   

This article discusses the Bosch dishwasher and control panel reset in detail. It also covers running diagnostics on a Bosch dishwasher and interpreting error codes.

How Do You Reset Bosch Dishwasher Silence Plus 50 dba?

How To Reset Bosch Dishwasher Silence Plus 50 dba

Resetting a Bosch dishwasher at most times solves any problem with your dishwasher. However, a reset can’t fix faulty or damaged parts.

Even if you try resetting a faulty dishwasher, the dishwasher will reset, but the damage will still be there, and you cannot use the dishwasher.

Before trying to reset, try to know the actual problem of your dishwasher to save effort in resetting rather than fixing it.

Resetting your Bosch dishwasher, you must follow a few steps if you want your dishwasher to quit the error mode.

#1. Open The Dishwasher

The dishwasher might be stuck on a cycle or about to begin a cycle before it stops working. Hence, you must know if the cycle is still on or about to start.

If the cycle is still on, there is the possibility of water splashing on you when you open the dishwasher door.

Some models of dishwashers stop a cycle automatically when the door opens, but the Bosch dishwasher cycle can still go on even if the door is open.

You must open the door wide enough to access the dishwasher’s start button.

#2. The Button

After you have opened the door and can access the start button, it is time to stop the ongoing cycle.

Press the start button for a brief period. Please do not leave it until the brightness of the light reduces or begins to fade away.

If you already have a cycle in your dishwasher, press the start button until the light fades or goes off.

#3. Drain

After pressing the start button, and the light goes off, drain all the water in the dishwasher.

After you press the start button, you will wait a while before opening the door, so the water will stay fresh when the dishwasher is draining.

If you don’t drain the dishwasher, the water in the dishwasher will remain and, if left for a while, might start giving off a bad smell.

If the dishwasher setting were low, the water would drain off faster, but if it were on a high setting, it would take longer for all the water to drain completely.

Refrain from opening the door to check if the water is all out. Once all the water is out, the sound of the water will stop.

#4. A New Cycle

Once all the water in the dishwasher is out, you have to start up a new washing cycle on your dishwasher.

Starting a new cycle, you don’t need to long press the start button or even press it very roughly or hard.

A slight tap or press of the start button can start a new cycle.

If your dishwasher has some errors, resetting is the only solution; otherwise, your dishwasher might not function properly or function.

How Do I Reset The Bosch Dishwasher Silence Plus 50 dba Control Panel?

Resetting the control panel of your dishwasher solely depends on the position of the control panel in the dishwasher.

The method you will use in resetting a control panel inside the dishwasher is different from the method you will use if the control panel is outside the dishwasher.

#1. Front of The Dishwasher

If your panel is in front of your dishwasher, try the following steps.

  • Close the door of the dishwasher
  • Press the start button
  • Hold for about 3 to 5 seconds
  • Release the start button
  • The dishwasher will respond in 5 seconds

If, after these 5 seconds, the sound is like a pump, the dishwasher is in an ongoing washing cycle.

#2. Up of The Dishwasher

If you find out your control panel is at the top of your dishwasher, there is also a different method you’ll use when resetting your panel.

Follow these steps to reset your control panel

  • Open the dishwasher door
  • Locate the start button
  • Press very hard for a while and release
  • Close the door firmly

#3. Dishwashers With Cancel Drain Button

Some models of Bosch dishwashers have the cancel drain button. This button is capable of stopping a washing cycle going on. It can also help care for errors that occur during a dishwashing cycle.

To reset this type of dishwasher, follow the steps below.

  • Find the cancel drain button.
  • Press it firmly for about 3 to 5 seconds
  • You must wait to hear a sound from the dishwasher pump or, when clean, appears on display to open the door.
  • After it has let the water out, press the power button to turn it off and then turn it on again.

Follow these steps to reset some Bosch dishwasher models without the cancel drain button.

  • Press the start button
  • Hold it for about 5 seconds
  • Close the dishwasher door while it drains
  • After it drains, open the door
  • Press the power button on the control panel to turn off the dishwasher
  • Then turn it back on

After trying all the methods above and your dishwasher needs fixing, you may have to contact a technician.

How Do You Run a Diagnostic Cycle on a Bosch Dishwasher Silence Plus 50 dba?

One unique property of the Bosch dishwasher is the possession of a self-diagnostic system that detects errors and, most times, interprets them.

The interpretation of these errors tells us the dishwasher’s particular problem, and every error has its way of tackling it.

That’s why it is advisable to always know the interpretation of error codes before fixing or resetting the dishwasher.

The following are some of the errors of the Bosch dishwasher, their interpretation, and how to tackle them.

Error CodeInterpretationSolution
E0Diagnostic mode and retrieved fault codesReset
E1 or E2Temperature sensor problemLocate the thermistor
E3The dishwasher can’t fillCheck the water inlet valve
E4Water flow sensor problemReplace the water sensor
E5Water overfillCheck the dishwasher’s float switch
E6Aqua sensorCheck the water to see if it is clean or not
E9Heating problemsReplace panel if damaged
E15Dishwasher is leakingRemove the dishwasher’s panel where it is leaking
E22Water remaining in the pumpCheck filter
E24 or E25Clogged pumpCheck the water outlet valve
H24Delay of 24 hoursReset dishwasher

The above table tells you the errors and how to fix them. However, if you notice an unusual error, then contact a technician.

Also, if the dishwasher starts malfunctioning after trying to fix an error, always remember to contact a technician to check it.

How Do You Do a Hard Reset Bosch Dishwasher Silence Plus 50 dba?

The hard reset is also manual; you can do this even if the dishwasher does not have a drain button or a reset button or you cannot find it.

The hard reset is sometimes preferable more than the other type of reset. But it takes more time than the other types of reset.

To do the hard reset on a dishwasher, follow these steps

  • Turn the dishwasher off
  • Remove the source of power from the dishwasher (unplug)
  • Hold on for about 5 minutes
  • Turn on the dishwasher

This method is more accessible but comparing the time; it takes longer than the other types of resetting.

If you can find a button on your circuit, you can also turn it off and unplug the dishwasher. But, unfortunately, it will break the circuit.

However, this does not guarantee your dishwasher will work immediately; it could be a faulty part and not an error, so don’t expect 100% results when resetting it.

When trying to reset a dishwasher, there are a few things you should put into consideration for your safety.

  • Keep the dishwasher’s door open when it is draining; if you must do so, then you should open it only a bit.
  • Refrain from using wet hands to turn off the circuit or unplug the dishwasher.
  • Make sure the dishwasher’s plug dies not to have a naked part
  • Always keep it away from children’s reach

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