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If your water is Very Extremley hard then you will need to program your Bosch dishwasher using the Code
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I suggest that you use Calgon Dishwasher ( Sodium Carbonate formula Na2CO3.) tablets in the dishwasher every week this is a brand-named water softner that is essential to be used in areas of hard water which causes calcification and catastrophic failure. Use both the salt and the Calgon to suit your hardness.

If you live in a soft water area then set code H:01 as the extra is not required and only use Calgon tablets once a week use normal salt or tablet for the other washes.

Hope this helps



Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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    SpideRaY Oct 15, 2009

    HERE IS THE POST AGAIN WITH OUT THE EXTRA CODES SORRY ONCE AGAIN....

    Water hardness is measured in either European
    °E (clarks) or in the German °dH
    ( Deutsche Härte) you will find this on all
    Bosch Dishwashers here is the comparisons for the two.

    If your water is
    Very Extremley hard then you will need to program your Bosch dishwasher using the
    Code
    H:06 to
    give you maximum protection here is a comparison table for the codes and the Clark

    Deutsche Härte with the standard Bosch codes.









    I suggest that you use Calgon Dishwasher ( Sodium Carbonate
    formula Na2 CO3.)
    tablets in the dishwasher every week this is a brand-named water softner that
    is essential to be used in areas of hard water which causes calcification and
    catastrophic failure. Use both the salt and the Calgon to suit your hardness.

    If
    you live in a soft water area then set code H:01 as the extra is not
    required and only use Calgon tablets once a week use normal salt or
    tablet for the other washes.

    Hope this helps


  • SpideRaY
    SpideRaY Oct 15, 2009

    If you live in the UK then here is a map showing water hardness you can why most Dishwashers fail in the South where the hard water is normally found this is the reason if you don't use Calgon products less are also sold in Scotland, Ireland and Wales




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