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On the front of my dishwasher it says add salt add rinse aid check water. the red light comes on when i need to fill it up. Now the red light has come on saying check water... I don't no wht to do

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This solution is for a Bosch, Siemens or Neff d/w. Please repost with Make and model if you d/w is none of the above.
The tap signs or 'check water' means there is a problem with the water flow in or out of the machine.
if you remove the lid and take the two t20 screw off the left side panel at the front you could check the pressure chamber and its hose are not blocked. Use the link and go to page 4, part 263834 and 361113. You can also remove 165263 (remove t20 screw via the sump after all filters are removeds) this will expose the pump impellor and you can check for any obstruction. If the d/w is connected via a sealed spigot to the sink, remove the grey hose and unscrew the spigot adaptor from the sink and ensure there are no blockages. There may be water in the base of the d/w (base as below the tank, not under the filter) this will activate the flood safety, so check valve, hoses etc for leaks. You will have to manually clear the water from the base pan to deactivate the safety device. Sit the front of the d/w on a large towel and tip the whole unit forward, the base water will then come out. Whilst you have the side panel off, check that the red rod connected to the pressure chamber is not activating the microswitch. Finally, the obvious check is that the water inlet tap that the d/w is connected to is in the on position. If none of these checks work then you may possibly have a problem with the impellor jug (424099) or the control module.
https://www.bosch-eshop.com/eshop(bD1lbiZjPTAwOQ==)/bosch/gb/prodp.htm?prod=SHU6802UC%2f12&ESHOPTYPE=S
ps I appreciate the link is not for your model but the part placing should be the same.
I hope this helps, Good Luck. Please leave feedback or repost for further assistance.

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The top light is apparently to indicate that the salt (!) has run out.

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