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Bosch dishwasher not working if power reset does not work what is the manual reset

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  • rkraft44 Mar 12, 2011




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Hello there,

The manual reset method depends on which model you have. On some models you need to press and hold the START/STOP (RESET) button for at least 3 seconds. On other models, you will need to press and hold both CANCEL/DRAIN buttons for three seconds.

The CANCEL/DRAIN buttons are not always explicity marked - particularly on models with the wash cycle buttons hidden on the top edge of the door. On these washers, the position of the CANCEL/DRAIN buttons depends on how many wash cycle buttons you have. If you have 3 or 4 wash cycle buttons, the CANCEL/DRAIN buttons will be numbers 1 and 3 reading from left to right. On models with 5 wash cycle buttons, the CANCEL/DRAIN buttons will be numbers 2 and 4 reading from left to right.

However, if the dishwasher isn't working, cancelling or resetting the program is unlikely to solve the problem. I would be able to assist you better, if you could let me know the following details

1. The model number of the dishwasher
2. A description of the fault . . .

- Is the power LED on or flashing or are there any other LEDs illuminated or flashing?
- What happens when you start a wash cycle - does the washer fill with water?
- If the washer fills with water, does anything else happen afterwards?

The more details you can provide, the easier it will be to diagnose the problem and suggest a solution. Please reply to me by clicking on "Add a Comment" below your question.


Posted on Mar 12, 2011

    DILLIGAF Mar 12, 2011

    Thanks. There are 2 CANCEL/DRAIN buttons on this model. They should be clearly marked on the front panel and connected with a line under the wash cycle buttons. Press and hold these 2 buttons to drain the washer and reset the wash cycle.

    When you've had chance to inspect the washer, please let me know the details of the fault and I will provide further assistance.



  • shai her Jul 06, 2013

    Hello I have Bosh dishwasher model SGS43E72EU. It stopped working suddenly during operation there are some water stuck inside but the led is not working, nothing happens and i tried reseting it- nothing can you help me? note that yesterday i ran cleaning mode with cleaning material (blue buttle for cleaning). im not sure it is related.. Thnaks Shai



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