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Control Panel Gets Stuck!

The control panel on our dishwasher gets stuck with 1 minute remaining. The only way to clear it is to turn it off,then back on. Sadly this normal means it resets the time left anywhere up to 75 minutes! It may all be connected with a poorer wash and the contents not coming out clean or dry. Please help me save some money by having to call an engineer out!

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SOURCE: main control panel

Hello Dennis,

You said, You have no leds on the front of the panel. When i switch on the machine all i get in the screen is 188 a snow flake top right of this and an 's' shape top left. Cant reset it holding down the right buttons. Any ideas anyone, is it time to replace it. thanks Dennis

I need the model number and year!
Waiting your response!


Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Control Panel


There is a pic with the buttons in there.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Our dishwasher was taking in

yes it's time to visit the dump

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: poor washing quality and water left in the filters ets

My friend, that siemans is a night mare to open. Just done one recently. Anyway, looking at it simply, i would suggest you check the inlet water filter. if water is slow to come in it will cause this problem. Remoe the water pipe from the solonoid and look for sieve. clean it well retry.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: My dishwasher won't switch off


Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description
I'd say the issue actually is with the control...unfortunately. This is commonly associated with a heating fault on Bosch built dishwashers ( various models including Bosch, Thermador, Siemens, Gaggenau, and Neff ).

Since the issue is likely within the electronic timer/control, specifically the heater relay solder joint. ( a faulty flow switch, ntc or heater can also cause this, but not very probable ).
These are the steps you'll need to follow to resolve it or at least investigate.

If you feel capable of checking this on your own, there`s a way to visually inspect the control really isn't very complicated.

It will require you to remove the control from the unit and then remove the control from it`s plastic housing and look for a burnt solder contact on the printed circuit board.


The culprit will 99% of the times be one of the pins from the heater relay,


**Flip this over and inspect the solder joints, it will be obvious when you see it.**

hence the unit sit`s and takes longer & longer to finish because it can`t heat to advance or unless the 2 buttons for "cancel" are pressed...this can also manifest as a long cycle time as I mentioned and eventually display's "1" on units with a display and usually very poor cleaning, no heating ( don't be fooled by the homes inlet hot water temperature ) as a result.

You can also run the unit through a regular or econo cycle ...any cycle with the exception of rinse & hold, and with the door panel removed place an ammeter on the gray/black wire it should draw 11 amps during the wash cycle...after it fills and the flow switch indicates it has adequate water to engage the heater.

i.e. ( this may differ from your specific model, but the same rules apply )

**My Opinion - if you or someone you know is proficient at soldering, a lot of times it can be remedied by simply repairing the solder...but it has to be done well...or it will not last.
Bosch recommend`s replacing the control and I don`t pretend to speak on their behalf nor do I profess to know better. This is just my experience (it work`s) and my opinion (why buy new if one can repair ?)

**Please disconnect the power or turn off the breaker before attempting any service to the dishwasher.**

If you do not feel comfortable attempting this service, call a local pro, preferably one familiar with Bosch/Thermador/Gaggenau/Siemens, to service your machine.

Thank`s for visiting "FixYa" for your repair inquiries. Please take a moment and rate this solution to it's helpfulness.

Good luck.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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SOURCE: My siemens dishwasher model SL34A002UC/22,

it is probably the timer , if u open it and pull off the plastic lining inside you can get at it just unplugs pay attention to the little peices and springs so u can put it back together ...

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

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