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Bosch dishwasher Hi there my dishwasher does not release the cleaning tablet from the container, there is a little blue tab which I press and this opens the little door, but I am guessing that during operation it fails. Any help gratefully received.

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Re: bosch dishwasher

Your not supposed to be using tablets in the bosch dishwasher. the ball on the tablet gets the lid stuck. the sticker on the door recomending tablet is advertisment. your owners manual says to use powder only

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I have a Bosch dishwasher model # shx4ap05uc/06 and I want to silence the alarm for when it is done. It goes off every 10 minutes until you open the door


Yes, you can switch the cycle completion signal off (or raise/lower the volume)

1. Switch the dishwasher off using the ON/OFF button
2. Open the door
3. Switch the dishwasher on again. (One of the wash cycle LEDs will flash.)
4. Hold the > button in. Continue holding it and press and release the Start/Reset button once, then release the > button.

"Clean" and one other LED should now be flashing. This indicates that the dishwasher is in the options/settings mode. If they are not flashing, start over at step 1.

5. Press > repeatedly, until the LEDs for "Clean", "Sanitized" and "Rinse Agent" are all flashing.
6. Press repeatedly until none of the LEDs are flashing.

The number of flashing LEDs indicate the volume setting . . .

0 = Silent
1 = Volume level 1
2 = Volume level 2
3 = Volume level 3

7. Press the Start/Reset button once to save the setting and exit the options mode
8. Close the door
9. Switch the dishwasher off.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance.


May 27, 2011 | Bosch Dishwashers

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I have a bosch dishwasher silence , when it finishs wash i open the door and find the tablet falling on the bottom or hanging on the container of the tablet part, which did not use at all..please advise,...

Check top basket is straight and moves back fully, remove top spray arm and check holes are not blocked. The water pressure from the top arm is deminished if they are blocked and once the dispenser door opens it is the top spray arm water that propels the tab into the tank. Also, check that when your tallest item is in the bottom basket it does not obstruct the rotation of the top one.
Hope this helps to give you a starting point to remedy fault.

Jul 22, 2010 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

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Not washing properly.fills and water circulates but does not always dissolve all of tablet and does not clean both top and bottom shelves. checked arms clear. What next?

There is not enough salt in the dishwasher & that is what causes the sand like residue on dishes. Sometimes even when you use an all in 1 dishwasher tablet this may still not contain enough salt for the hardness of the water in your area. Using salt regular helps keep the dishwasher clean. The problem is hard water going into your dishwasher. it leaves the residue you are talking about. There is a new affordable product called the dishwasher filtration system it filters out the hard minerals that cause this before they enter your dishwasher leaving your dishes spot free with every load. You can get it at
Thanks for contacting

Nov 24, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SGS43C12 Classixx...

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Table stayes in dispenser although disp open

The coating is a PVA glue i find the best way is to soak the tablet in a small container in hot water till is disovles then just pour the mixture into the tray, the water will then wash the mixture out better leaving it nice and clean

Aug 16, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Recommend you do the following:
1.) Stop using tablets or gels. Use a reasonable but not excessive amounts of Dishwasher detergant (powder form.) Start with a brand name like Cascade or Electrosol. 2.) Adjust your rinse aid dispenser to release less each load. 3.) Without adding any detergant for one empty load, place a glass or cup upright in the diswasher filled with white vinegar. Run through a normal cycle.
After doing these steps, if you still have problems with smearing, please reply with what is happening. Otherwise, please accept the solution.
Good Luck!

Mar 28, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SGS47E02 Exxcel Free-standing...

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Not cleaning properly

You could be using the dishwasher at a higher temperature than the biological agents in the tablets can handle, and so become denatured and can't clean your dishes properly. I have had this problem a little while ago and found that using the "eco" setting (should heat the water to around 30c and has the added bonus of using less water) works well and makes sure that all of the dishes are clean.
It could also be a problem with the release system, where the door the holds the tablet can't release it on time and so the tablet does not dissove. Have a check to see if anything is stopping the door opening and see if there is anything you can do to make it release on time.
Hope this helps,

Jan 05, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Bosch dishwasher shv55m03gb washing tablet does not release

Dispenser sometimes goes bad.
either you open it up and clean the whole dispenser or you have to buy an new one
LINK here you can find it

May 01, 2008 | Dishwashers

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Bosch dishwasher

check the salt cap is not split and tight. if this is o.k try to empty out the salt and use 3 in 1 tabs as they contain salt and rince aid

Feb 12, 2008 | Kenmore 13869 / 13864 / 13862 Dishwasher

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