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Bosch SMS 6032

Hi, I think this is an older model, so I was not able to find it on the site. I am unable to start the programme. When I select the programme all is well, and the door closes OK. However, when I push the start/stop button, it does not "click" in, and so the dishwasher does not start. Is is a problem with the switch - or am I missing something here? Millions of thanks, Rugger

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Re: Bosch SMS 6032

If you can make it run by holding the switch in, then the problem is with the switch, else it is almost certainly a control board issue, although it is probably worth checking all the connections to the control board/switch just in case. Sorry had no luck with a manual, although for older models if you get in touch they claim to supply: You can order most original instruction manuals through Bosch UK Spares Department. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 5pm: phone: 08705 543210 fax: 01908 328650 e-mail: Hope this helps, if not please post again :)

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