Are you currently wondering “Why won’t my Bosch dishwasher turn on?” then this is your list to help you figure this question out. We have 5 likely possibilities of why your dishwasher will not start. There can be many other reasons, but they require a technician and we recommend calling in an expert if all 5 of these tips do not help your turn on your Bosch dishwasher.
1. Power Off
This may seem like an obvious answer but there are a few places you must check to ensure that all power sources are turned on and allowing your dishwasher to power up. Check these power sources to ensure they are plugged in:
2. Door is Not Latched Properly
Most dishwashers, to prevent leaks, will not allow the appliance to power on if the door is not latched properly. When the door is closed properly, it relays a message to the control panel to allow the dishwasher to have power. When you are starting your dishwasher, ensure that the door is closed and latched to ensure proper function.
If your latch or signal is broken, you will notice that the door is closed and latched properly but it will not relay the signal to the control panel. This is a sign of a broken dishwasher and will require a technician to come, diagnose, and repair it.
3. Incorrect Selection of Dishwasher Cycle Settings
Your dishwasher may have a child lock setting or a delayed start setting. You can reference your Bosch manual to see how to set or remove these settings. Your control panel should alert you if there are any settings preventing your dishwasher from functioning. If no other additional settings are set to on, check the next paragraph for the potential problem.
If some or any of your control panel buttons are not responding and child lock is not turned on, you likely need to replace your control panel. You will want to call in a technician to help you diagnose and repair this.
4. Issues with Water Supply
If your water supply to your dishwasher has a problem, your dishwasher will be signaled and will not be able to run. Check your water value and ensure it is turned on and that the dishwasher is properly connected to the water supply. Next, check the water hose and ensure it is not damaged or being restricted.
If all of this checks out, it is likely that your valve is faulty and needs to be replaced.
5. Bosch Dishwasher Broken Parts
If you are finding your dishwasher with no power after checking all of these steps, it is likely that you have a faulty or broken part that must be replaced. These can be a faulty thermal fuse, defective timer, or a malfunctioning control board. Call our technicians today to find out more information on how to get your dishwasher back up and running!