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Hi Gilgol, The link below is a Bosh Dishwasher list of error codes, I believe your error code is E3....CHEERS.. http://removeandreplace.com/2015/10/09/bosch-dishwasher-error-codes-how-to-clear-what-to-check/ Bosch Dishwasher Error Code E3
Fault Condition: Not filling with water
Repair or Check: If the water supply cut-off valve on the dishwasher is completely open but the dishwasher will not fill with water then shut off the water supply and unplug the dishwasher. Remove the water fill line and check to see if the water inlet screen valve is plugged up. If so then replace the water valve. Cleaning the screen can make the issue worse so always replace if the screen is clogged. The valve can get stuck open from gunk and therefore flood or overfill.
Parts Required: Water inlet valve Bosch Water Inlet Valve Assembly for Dishwasher
Here is an excerpt from "Bosch Dishwasher Troublesoooting".
Running a Test Cycle
Bosch dishwashers have a test cycle which can be run as a troubleshooting
measure. The method to run this test cycle is similar across the Bosch
dishwasher range so if your dishwasher features seems different from those
described below then try experimenting, as the process is fairly straight
forward and will be very similar. Bosch dishwasher model numbers are usually
found around the top or lip of the door. One of the most common differences
between dishwasher models is simply the names of the buttons. For example in
the first example below, POWER SCRUB PLUS and REGULAR WASH may be called WASH
and ECO depending on your dishwasher model and the country you are in. The
other key difference is whether your dishwasher has a display panel (which can
display error codes) or not (in which case a program light will illuminate to
tell you the fault.
To run the test cycle hold down the POWER SCRUB PLUS and REGULAR WASH
buttons. Whilst held down press the ON/OFF button. The lights above them should
flash. Now you can check the status of each dishwasher program by pressing its
button. Now you can run the full test cycle = Press the POWER SCRUB PLUS and
REGULAR WASH buttons again. The dishwasher will start up and when the cycle has
ended one, if you have no display panel on your dishwasher model the indicator
lights will illuminate if a malfunction was detected as follows -
CLEAN - A temperature sensor fault. If this is the case then the test cycle
will be very short as the dishwasher will terminate the test once it's been
RINSE/DRY - A water sensor/filling fault. If this is the problem then the
test cycle will not complete as the dishwasher cannot detect the right level of
water, the dishwasher will just keep filling and draining again.
WASH - A heating fault. Check your heating element.
If you do have a display panel on your Bosch dishwasher then after the cycle
is complete an error code will be shown if a fault has been detected. The error
codes are as follows -
0 - No errors have been detected.
1 - A water sensor/filling fault.
2 - A heating fault.
4 - A water filling fault. This can also appear as F on the display during a
8 - A temperature sensor fault.
When troubleshooting your Bosch dishwasher, running
the above test cycle is a good start in diagnosing the problem and should give
you an idea of where the problem lies with your Bosch dishwasher and what fixes
and repair are in order. Our general troubleshooting page will give you some
ideas on other things to check on your dishwasher. Good luck!
depending on the make and model of dishwasher the solution can vary. A good guess (assuming the inlet hose is connected and tap is turned on), is the water pressure setting may not be matching with your normal mains pressure. Check installation instructions for setting mains water pressure. Also some dishwashers like Bosch have special inlet hoses which detect water leakage and shut of the water inlet valve. Need to check if your dishwasher has got this feature and need to confirm the hose is correctly fitted. More importantly check when you turn wash cycle on if you hear click of the inlet valve or not.
F8 - this code is indicated that there is your dishwasher is having problems
detecting the correct water level. Often this results from an
insufficient amount of water entering the dishwasher during a cycle - so
the water supply is probably ok but check it as F6 (F6 means that the dishwasher is unable to fill with water. Ensure that
the dishwashers water supply is turned on (double check the tap valve
to make sure its open). As above, also make sure that the inlet water
hose is not obstructed, kinked or twisted), just in case.
Occasionally the water level sensor might misread if there a too many
bubbles in the dishwasher (i.e. if you put washing-up liquid in the
Otherwise your machine may be having an issue with water
pressure, possibly caused by a faulty water pump.
Check the drain line underneath the sink. It should be suspended just below the counter top. If it is too low,water from the sink will back fill into the dishwasher. If the drain is OK,then the dishwasher water valve is defective.
How about if you fill it up manually? As in fill up a pitcher, pour contents into the bottom of the dishwasher until it raises the float. Close the door and see if it runs. (don't put so much in there that it pours out the open door)
If it runs and you are sure the water is on. Turn the water off. Take the inlet line off the dishwasher's electric control valve and see if the inlet screen is covered with trash. If it is, clean it off, put it back togehter and see if it works.
Leave the D/W door open and make sure the water is not coming from the water inlet .
It may be oozing up from the bottom when you run water in the kitchen sink.
Does your dishwasher vent through a counter top Y siphon. It could be clogged causing water to re-enter the D/W.
An obstruction in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off properly. You can easily open the valve and clean it (from scale or other dirt). Be aware you should disconnect the power cable from machine before doing it !!!!
In case cleaning will not help, you should replace the valve.
Good luck !