Question about Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher
My Bosch dishwasher model BF71 has suddenly stopped working and has an F on the control panel.
Please tell me what this means?
Hi, welcome to Fixya.
Based on the info you've provided, the dishwasher is indicating a error during the "fill" stage, hence the "F" being displayed on the Bosch machines.
Here's how to perform a test or diagnostic...
Make sure the power button is in the off position ( open & closing of the door will activate the "auto shut off" ).
Once certain it is "off" press and hold both the regular button and rinse & hold button, then turn the unit "on" while continuing to depress those 2 buttons. Initially, control module version # will display ( i.e. "20" = version "0" without jumper...not important for this ).
When the buttons are now released, the lights above them will flash. To start testing, press both the "regular wash" and "rinse & hold" a second time.
Let the test follow through, ( grab a coffee and observe, this will take a while )
When testing has ended, the display will show an error using codes as follows...
"0" = no error.
"1" = aqua sensor fault.
"2" = heating fault.
"4" = filling fault. and finally.
"8" = NTC ( temperature sensor ) fault.
The "F" code will not appear in test mode, only during wash. If you have a failed level switch for instance the test will display "4" and will continually fill and drain and test won't complete until you press the "on/off" button.
If the test complete's without and error or won't fill, replace the water valve. Original part Part # 425458 at "searspartsdirect.com", "apwagner.com" or #1105846 at "repairclinic.com" ( they use there own numbers ) or you can check locally by your model number & serial number.
Let me know if I can assist you further. Hope you found this helpful and if so please allow for a positive rating.
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