Bosch dishwashers are vital components of a modern kitchen. But what happens when they fail? Your local technician will encourage you to perform a reset.
How Do I Reset Bosch Silence Plus 50 DBA?
1). Soft Reset
‘Soft Reset’ is not this method’s official name, but it is an apt description because it allows consumers to reset the dishwasher without completely depriving it of power. The process involves the following:
- Find the start button.
- Press ‘Start’ and hold the button to stop the cycle. The lights will fade to show that you’ve succeeded. Consumers use this method to fix dishwashers whose display is stuck on a cycle.
- If you press ‘Start’ in the middle of a cycle, wait for the water to drain. This can take several seconds or minutes. Opening the door before the water drains will create a mess because the water will probably pour out.
- Press ‘Start’ to initiate a new cycle.
This is all it takes to perform a soft reset. Some dishwashers have a ‘Reset’ button, which performs the same function as the ‘Start’ button. Holding ‘Reset’ for several seconds will stop the cycle, resolving any glitches that might have arisen.
Wikihow has encountered machines whose manuals encourage consumers to press ‘Start’ and ‘On/Off’ simultaneously to reset the appliance in the aftermath of a power outage. But this is only necessary if the dishwasher misbehaves. Otherwise, an ordinary reset is sufficient.
2). Hard Reset
You use the hard reset to tackle stubborn glitches. Deprive the dishwasher of power by finding the plug and pulling it out of the wall outlet. The goal is to clear the dishwasher’s memory.
You can test the results of the hard reset by plugging the dishwasher back in and determining whether or not the glitches and error codes have disappeared.
What if the dishwasher’s exterior is wet, including the plug? Go to the main panel and look for the breaker that controls the dishwasher’s circuit. Cut the power, wait 10 minutes, and restore the power. This will produce the same results as pulling the plug out of the wall outlet.
Why Do I Need To Reset Bosch Silence Plug 50 DBA?
People perform resets because they have encountered one or more of the following:
1). Dishwasher Won’t Start
Some dishwashers won’t start. They are plugged in, and the breaker is in the ‘On’ position. But the appliance won’t respond when you press the ‘On/Off’ button. A hard reset can resolve this problem.
2). Cycle Won’t Start
Sometimes, the machine will power on, but the cycle won’t start. Or even worse, the device will get stuck on a cycle. Once this happens, a reset is your only option.
3). You Can’t Remove Child Lock
Child lock prevents children from tampering with the dishwasher. It won’t allow the controls to respond to commands. You can deactivate the child lock by pressing the child lock button on the control panel.
But what if the child lock refuses to deactivate? What if the controls refuse to respond? You have an electronic glitch. A reset will resolve it.
4). The Lights Are Blinking
Bosch dishwashers have lights that blink when things go wrong. The flashing works with the error codes to communicate with the consumer. But sometimes, the lights flash when nothing is wrong.
Before you pull the appliance apart, start by performing a reset. A glitch can compel the lights to blink haphazardly.
What If Bosch Silence Plus 50 DBA Won’t Reset?
You perform a reset by pressing the buttons on the control panel. But what happens when the buttons stop responding? You can’t perform a soft reset. Your only option is to use a hard reset.
This means disconnecting the power via the power cord, breaker, or fuse. The hard reset doesn’t use buttons. But what if it doesn’t work? What if the glitch persists? You have a bigger problem on your hands.
You should disconnect the dishwasher for a minute. If this solution fails, you should replace the control board. The component has failed. Use your warranty to get a replacement.
Troubleshooting Bosch Silence Plus 50 DBA
- If the controls won’t respond, don’t panic. You probably activated the child lock. If the child lock LED is illuminated, the child lock feature is active. Deactivate the mechanism to use the controls.
- Dishwashers that won’t clean are a nuisance, especially if they leave your dishes dirtier than when they went in. This happens when the dishwasher’s interior is dirty. You will also observe similar results in regions where the water is harder than usual.
- Some dishwashers stink. That smell comes from the filter. Dishwashers use the component to catch food particles. Without the filter, the food particles will infiltrate the machine’s sensitive parts. If you forget to clean this filter, the food particles will accumulate and rot, producing a nasty smell.
- Many people blame the annoying sounds a dishwasher makes on the dishes. But in some cases, the basket is at fault. Baskets become wobbly when they have missing or stuck wheels. Unloading the dishwasher will become a hassle until you replace the wheels.
- When was the last time you inspected the spray arms? Spray arms play a critical role in the dishwasher’s ability to clean your dishes. They are prone to defects and blockages. Inspect them to determine how freely they move. Some faults are so severe they require a licensed technician to disconnect the spray arms for a closer inspection.
- If the dishwasher won’t start, check the power supply. Do you see tears and burn marks on the power cord? What about the outlet? Have you tested it with a multimeter? Did the breaker trip? Does the dishwasher have a fuse? The appliance won’t work once the fuse blows.
- Dishwashers are sophisticated enough to deactivate the wash cycle when you open the door. They don’t want the cycle to make a mess by spraying water all over the kitchen floor. Don’t forget that the water is hot. But sometimes, the dishwasher will refuse to initiate a cycle because it thinks the door is open. This usually points to a defective door latch.
- If your dishwasher makes more noise than expected, the pump is probably at fault. If you’re lucky, you can get away with replacing some seals and bearings. More often than not, you need a brand-new pump. The spray arms can also make a racket if they wear out.