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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....................... 2
Dishwasher Components, Features and Options............. 3
Dishware Materials .......................................................... 4
Preparing and Loading the Dishware ........................... 4-9
Dishware Preparation ................................................ 4
Loading the Dishwasher.......................................... 4-9
Adding Detergent and Rinse Agent .......................... 10-11
Operating the Dishwasher ........................................ 12-13
Dishware Drying ....................................................... 13
Unloading the Dishwasher ........................................ 13
Care and Maintenance ............................................. 14-16
Self Help ........................................................................ 17
Wash Cycle Information/Sanitized .................................. 18
Statement of Warranties ................................................ 19
Customer Service .......................................................... 20
1
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
Misuse of the dishwasher can result
in serious injury or death. Do not use the
dishwasher in any way not covered in this
manual or for any purpose other than those
explained on the following pages.
WARNING
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Severe product damage and/or injury could
result from the use of unqualified service
technicians or non-original replacement
parts. All repairs must be performed by a
qualified service technician using only
original equipment factory replacement
parts.
•
Never use steam cleaning product to clean
your dishwasher. The manufacturer will not
be liable for possible damages or
consequences.
CAUTION
Never use harsh chemicals to clean your
dishwasher. Some chloride-containing
cleaning products can damage your
dishwasher and may present health hazards!
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Use this dishwasher only for its intended
function, which is the washing of household
dishware and kitchenware.
This dishwasher is provided with a manual set
which includes Installation Instructions and
Use and Care Manual. Read and understand
all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use only detergents or wetting agents
recommended for use in a dishwasher, and
keep them out of the reach of childen.
When loading items to be washed:
- Locate sharp items so that they are
not likely to damage the door seal.
- Load knives and other sharp utensils
with their HANDLES UP to reduce the
risk of cut-type injuries.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are
marked “dishwasher safe” or the equivalent.
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For plastic items not so marked, check the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
Do not operate your dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are in place.
Do not tamper with or override controls and
interlocks.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door or
dish racks of the dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play in or on the dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may
be produced in a hot water system that has
not been used for two weeks or more.
Hydrogen gas is explosive. Before using a
dishwasher that is connected to a hot water
system that has been unused for two weeks
or longer, turn on all hot water faucets and let
the water flow from each for several minutes.
This will release any accumulated hydrogen
gas. As the gas is explosive, do not smoke or
use an open flame during this time.
Remove the door to the washing
compartment when removing an old
dishwasher from service or discarding.
To avoid floor damage and possible mold
growth, do not allow wet areas to remain
around or under the dishwasher.
Protect your dishwasher from the elements.
Protect against freezing to avoid possible
damage to the fill valve. Damage caused by
freezing is not covered by the warranty.
WARNING
Electrical shock could result if the
electrical supply for the dishwasher
covered in this manual is incorrectly
installed or if the dishwasher has been
improperly grounded. Do not use the
dishwasher covered in this manual if you
are not certain the electrical supply has
been correctly installed or the dishwasher
has been properly grounded.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded to a metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment
grounding conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment
grounding terminal or lead on the dishwasher.
See the Installation Instructions included with
this dishwasher for more information on electrical
requirements.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
2
Dishwasher Components
Door Gasket
Vent
Top Rack
Top Rack
Spray Arm
Bottom Rack
Spray Arm
Filter System
(in dishwasher
floor)
Bottom Rack
Detergent/
Rinse Agent
Dispenser
Silverware Basket
Model/Serial Number Label
Dishwasher Features
AVS™ Noise Reduction System: A two-pump motor
system, the Suspension Motor™, and triple insulation
make this dishwasher one of the quietest in North
America.
Stainless Steel TALLTUB™: A rust-free, hygienic
interior surface with a lifetime warranty.
Nylon Coated Racks: Eliminate cuts and nicks, and
have a five-year warranty.
Height Adjustable Racks: Dishwasher features
manual height adjustability.
Top Rack Flip Tines: Tines that fold down to allow
loading versatility.
Bottom Rack Flip Tines (SHE46C/SHE56C only):
Tines that fold down to improve loading versatility.
OPTIDRY™: Senses when the unit is low on rinse
agent and automatically adjusts the drying
performance.
Flow-Through Heater™: Heats water to a
temperature of up to 161°F.
Condensation Drying: A high temperature final rinse,
a low temperature stainless steel tub, and the sheeting
action of a rinse agent result in drying that is hygienic,
energy efficient, and economical.
SENSOTRONIC™: Checks water condition and decides
whether a second fresh water fill is necessary.
Filter System: Three filters ensure distribution of clean
water and protect the main pump and the drain pump
from foreign material.
Digital Countdown Display: A digital readout that
counts down the time remaining in the cycle.
Refill Rinse Agent Indicator Light: An LED indicator
light will illuminate to alert you when more rinse agent
is required.
Sanitized Indicator Light: An LED indicator light will
illuminate to alert you that your dishes are sanitized to
the standards of the National Sanitation Foundation.
Auto Wash: The sensors determine the soil load and
automatically adjust the cycle to clean your dishes
while conserving energy (not included on SHE44C).
Delay Start (SHE46C/SHE56C only): Allows you to
delay the start of the dishwasher up to 19 hours.
“Top Rack Only™” Cycle (SHE46C only): Saves
energy, water, and detergent by washing loads small
enough to fill only the top rack.
Water Shut-Off: A safety feature that stops the flow of
incoming water, if water is detected in the base of the
dishwasher.
Additional Drying Heat: Raises rinse water
temperature and increases drying time resulting in
better drying.
3
Dishware Materials
NOTE: Before using your dishwasher for the first
time, check the information in this section. Some
items are not dishwasher safe and should be
hand-washed; others require special loading.
Contact the item’s manufacturer if you are unsure
about the item’s dishwasher suitability.
Recommended
Aluminum: Colored anodized aluminum may fade
over time. Minerals in your water may cause the
aluminum to darken or spot. This can usually be
removed by using a soap-filled steel wool pad.
China, Crystal, Stoneware: Some
hand-painted pieces may discolor, fade, or spot.
Hand-wash these pieces. Position fragile glassware so that it will not topple over or
contact other pieces during the wash cycle.
Glass: Milk glass may yellow.
Non-Stick Coatings: Apply a light coating of
vegetable oil to non-stick surfaces after drying.
Plastics: Make sure the piece is dishwasher safe.
Stainless Steel, Sterling Silver, and Silver
Plate: Place these pieces so that they do not
contact dissimilar metals.
Not Recommended
Acrylic: Crazing (small cracks throughout the
acrylic) may occur.
Adhesive-Joined Pieces: Adhesives that join
materials such as plastic, wood, bone, steel
copper, tin, etc. may loosen.
Bone-Handled Utensils: Handles may separate.
Iron: Iron will rust. Hand-wash and dry immediately.
Non-Dishware Items: Your dishwasher is intended for use in cleaning ONLY standard household dishware and kitchenware.
Pewter, Brass, Bronze: Pewter will tarnish.
Hand-wash and dry immediately.
Tin: Tin will rust. Hand-wash and dry immediately.
Wood: Wooden bowls, wooden utensils, and
wood-handled utensils can crack, warp, and lose
their finish.
4
Preparing and Loading
the Dishware
Dishware Preparation
Do not pre-wash items having loosely-attached
soiling.
Remove large food particles, bones, seeds,
toothpicks, and excessive grease.
Items having burned-on, baked-on or starchy
soils may require pre-treatment.
Loading the Dishwasher
To avoid dishwasher damage, do not load
the dishwasher with objects such as paper
products, plastic bags, packing materials,
or anything other than normal dishware and
kitchenware. Do not load the dishwasher
with anything other than dishwasher-safe
dishware and kitchenware.
Check the Materials section of this manual if you
are unsure about an item’s dishwasher suitability.
Load only dishwasher-safe items into the
dishwasher.
Load dishes in the dishwasher racks so that the
insides of bowls, pots, and pans are facing the
spray arms. Avoid nesting and contact points
between dishes.
Separate items of dissimilar metals.
Preparing and Loading the Dishware
(continued)
Loading the Top Rack
Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 show typical mixed loads
for the top rack.
Figure 1
Figure 4
12 place setting
(SHE46C/SHE56C)
Figure 2
Figure 5
Figure 3
12 place setting
(SHE44C)
5
Preparing and Loading the Dishware
(continued)
Top Rack Accessories
Top Rack Flip Tines
Flip Tines fold down to make loading the racks
easier in
Figure 6
some
instances.
Grasp the
tines as
shown in
Figure 6
and fold
the tines
downward.
Top Rack Only™ Cycle (SHE46C only)
This cycle allows you to save energy, water, and
detergent by washing loads small enough to fill
only the upper rack.
NOTE: The Top Rack Only™ cycle does not
reduce wash time.
To use the Top Rack Only™ cycle:
1. Load the top rack.
2. Press the On/Off button.
3. Press the button for the desired wash cycle.
4. Press the Top Rack Only button.
When the
top rack
is loaded,
push it into the dishwasher.
Loading the Bottom Rack
NOTE: When pushing the top rack into the
dishwasher, push it until it stops against the back
of the tub so the top rack spray arm will connect
to the water supply.
Top Rack Height Adjustment
Remove the empty upper rack by pulling it out of
the dishwasher to the point that it can be lifted
upward, as shown in Figure 7.
Place large items in the bottom rack. Load pots
and pans
upside-down.
Figure 9
Figures 9, 10,
11, 12, and 13
show typical
mixed loads
for the bottom
rack.
Pull the rack outward and up until the rollers are
completely free of the roller guides.
Re-insert the rack with the other set of rollers on
the roller guides, as shown in Figure 8.
Figure 7
Figure 10
Figure 8
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Preparing and Loading the Dishware
(continued)
Bottom Rack Accessories
Figure 11
Flip Tines (SHE46C/SHE56C only)
Flip Tines fold down to make loading the racks
easier in
Figure 14
some
instances.
Grasp the
tines as
shown in
Figure 14
and fold
the tines
downward.
Figure 12
When the bottom rack is loaded, push it into the
dishwasher.
Loading Extra Tall Items
If an item is too tall to be placed into the bottom
rack even with the top rack in the raised position,
remove the empty top rack by pulling it out of the
dishwasher until it stops rolling.
12 place setting
(SHE46C/SHE56C)
Figure 13
12 place setting
(SHE44C)
Pull the front of the rack upward and outward until
the rollers
Figure 15
are
completely
free of the
roller
guides. Set
the top rack
aside.
Push the
roller
guides back
into the
dishwasher.
Insert the
Extra Tall
Item
Sprinkler
into the top rack spray outlet and turn the sprinkler
clockwise to lock it into position as shown in
Figure 15.
NOTE: Keep the vent on the tub’s right side clear
by placing tall items such as plastic cutting
boards and tall baking sheets on the bottom
rack's left side, center, or back.
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Preparing and Loading the Dishware
Place your extra tall item(s) in the bottom rack as
shown in Figure 16.
Do not block vent.
(continued)
Loading the Silverware Basket
CAUTION
The sharp points and edges of knives and
other sharp utensils can cause serious
injuries. Load knives and other sharp
utensils with sharp points and edges
down. Do not allow children to handle or
play near knives and sharp utensils.
Keep children away from knives and other sharp
utensils.
NOTE: The silverware basket tops can be folded
up to accommodate large or oddly-shaped items.
Figure 16
To avoid dishwasher damage, do not
reinstall the top rack without removing the
extra tall item sprinkler. Do not reinstall the
top rack with the sprinkler installed.
To remove the sprinkler and return the
dishwasher to its normal condition:
1. Turn the sprinkler counterclockwise and
remove it.
With the silverware basket tops down, load the
silverware basket following the patterns
suggested in Figures 17 and 18 (depending on
model). Place knives with their handles up, and
forks and spoons with their handles down.
If large or oddly-shaped items are to be loaded
into the silverware basket with the tops up, load
the items so that they do not nest together. Load
knives and sharp utensils with their handles up.
The Standard Silverware Basket
(SHE44C02 only)
Figure 17 shows a typical 12 place setting load
pattern for this basket.
Figure 17
2. Retrieve the top rack.
3. Tilt the top rack upwards and position the top
rack rollers onto the roller guides.
4. Continue pushing the top rack until the
rollers are on the guide.
5. Push the top rack into the dishwasher.
4
4
4
3
5
5 3 3
5 1 1
5 1 1
1
5
5
1
2
2
2
2
2
3
2 3
4
4
3
4
4
4
3
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
5
5
5
5
5
3 5
4
12 place setting
(SHE44C02)
8
4
4
Preparing and Loading the Dishware
The Flexible Silverware Basket
(SHE46C/SHE56C only)
(continued)
Some suggestions for placing the two halves in
the lower rack are shown in Figure 20.
This basket is designed for maximum versatility.
The basket splits along its length, resulting in two
halves that may be placed in a variety of positions
in the lower rack, greatly increasing the lower
rack’s loading versatility.
Figure 20
To split the Flexible Silverware Basket:
1. Grasp the basket as shown in Figure 19A,
and slide the two halves in opposite directions, as shown in Figure 19A.
2. Pull the two halves apart, as shown in Figure
19B.
Figure 18
1
5
4
3
5 4
3
4
3
5 4
3
5 4
3
5
5
4
3
2
3
4
5
2 1
2 1
2 1
6
1 2
1 2
1 2
6
2 1
2 1
2 1
7
1 2
1 2
1 2
6
7
3
4
5
3 4
5
3
4
5
3
4
5
3 4
5
3
5
4
Figure 19
A
B
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Adding Detergent and Rinse Agent
Detergent
Table 1 - Recommended Detergent Amount
Water Type
To avoid dishwasher damage, do not use
hand dishwashing products in your
dishwasher.
Use only detergent specifically designed for
dishwashers. For best results, use fresh
powdered dishwashing detergent.
This dishwasher uses less water so you need to
use less detergent. With soft water, 1 tablespoon
(15ml) of detergent will clean most loads. The
detergent dispenser cup has lines that measure
detergent to 1 tablespoon (15ml) and 1.75
tablespoons (25ml). 3.5 tablespoons (45ml) of
detergent will completely fill the detergent
dispenser cup.
To avoid dishware damage, do not use too
much detergent if your water supply is soft.
Using too much detergent in soft water may
cause etching in glassware.
NOTE: If you do not know the hardness of your
water supply, use 15ml of detergent. Increase the
amount of detergent, if necessary, to the least
amount required to get your dishware and
kitchenware clean.
Use the measuring lines in the detergent
dispenser cup as a guide to measure the amount
of detergent recommended in Table 1.
Wash
Cycle
Power
Scrub
Plus
Regular
Wash
Unit
Hard
Medium
Soft
ml
45
45
25-45
Tbsp
3.5
3.5
1.75 to 3.5
ml
25-45
25
15-25
1.75
1 to 1.75
15
Tbsp 1.75 to 3.5
Delicate/
Econo
ml
25
15-25
Tbsp
1.75
1 to 1.75
Rinse
&
Hold
None
None
None
Rinse Agents
To achieve proper drying, always use a liquid
rinse agent, even if your detergent contains a
rinse agent or drying additive.
Filling the Detergent Dispenser
Fill the dispenser cup as recommend in Table 1.
Slide the
Figure 21
detergent
dispenser
cover in the
direction
shown in
Figure 21A
and press it
down firmly
as shown in
Figure 21B
so that the
cover
snaps shut.
A
B
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1
Adding Detergent and Rinse Agent
Opening the Detergent Dispenser
Cover
NOTE: To open the detergent dispenser
cover, press the blue release in the direction
shown in Figure 22. Pressing down on the
release tab will not open the cover.
Press
the blue
release
tab in
the
direction
shown
by the
arrow in
Figure
22.
Figure 22
(continued)
Return the rinse agent dispenser cover to its shut
position and press it firmly so that the cover
snaps shut.
NOTE: Figure 24B represents a completely
empty rinse agent reservoir.
Refill the rinse agent dispenser when the rinse
agent reservoir level indicator as shown in Figure
24B begins to show a silver background with
black lines or when the Refill Rinse Agent
indicator comes on.
NOTE: After filling the rinse agent dispenser, the
Refill Rinse Agent Indicator will go out in a few
minutes after the dishwasher door is shut.
Rinse Agent Dispenser Regulator
The amount of rinse agent dispensed can be
regulated to control spotting and streaking. The
Rinse Agent Dispenser Regulator as shown in
Figure 25 leaves our factory set at 4.
The cover will slide open to the right.
Filling the Rinse Agent Dispenser
Figure 25
Open the rinse agent dispenser by pressing the
star on the cover with your index finger while
lifting the tab with your thumb as shown in Figure
23.
Figure 23
Add liquid rinse agent to the dispenser as shown
in Figure 24A until the rinse agent reservoir is full.
Wipe up any excess rinse agent that puddles
when the dispenser reservoir is full.
Figure 24
To adjust the amount of rinse agent
dispensed:
1. Open the rinse agent dispenser cover.
B
2. If your dishes are streaked after washing,
turn the regulator to a lower number.
3. If your dishes are spotted after washing,
turn the regulator to a higher number.
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Operating the Dishwasher
Selecting the Proper Wash Cycle
Interrupting a Cycle
Items with baked-on or hard, dried-on soiling will
require either Power Scrub Plus or possibly
soaking and hand-scouring.
NOTE: Should you need to interrupt a cycle (to
add or remove an item, to add detergent, etc.), it
is best to do so within the first 30 minutes of the
cycle.
The Regular Wash cycle will thoroughly clean
large loads having loosely attached normal
soiling.
The Rinse and Hold cycle will allow you to keep a
small load in your dishwasher until you have
enough items for a full load.
To avoid damage to delicate or heirloom
items do not wash them in your dishwasher.
For delicate or heirloom dishware and silverware,
or other special items, select Delicate/Econo
after referring to the Materials section of this
manual. Hand-washing may be the best
treatment of such items.
More information on dishwasher cycles is in the
Wash Cycle Information section of this manual.
Starting the Dishwasher
Shut the dishwasher door.
Press the On/Off button.
WARNING
You could be seriously scalded if you open
the dishwasher door quickly during a wash
or rinse cycle. Do not fully open the
dishwasher door for at least 10 seconds or
until water noises stop.
Wait at least ten seconds or until water noises
stop before opening the dishwasher door.
To resume the cycle, press the On/Off button and
shut the dishwasher door.
Canceling or Changing a Cycle
To cancel or change a cycle, press and hold for
three seconds the two buttons labeled “Cancel
Drain” as shown in Figure 26.
Figure 26
Press the On/Off button.
Press the button for the desired wash cycle.
The dishwasher will start automatically and
continue operating until the end of the selected
cycle.
Once you start the dishwasher, leave the
dishwasher door shut until it finishes the cycle.
Cancel Drain
Wait approximately one minute, then press the
On/Off button.
You may now begin a new cycle.
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Operating the Dishwasher
(continued)
Dishware Drying
“Sanitized” Light
At the end of the cycle the dishwasher will stop
and a period of condensation drying will follow.
After 12 - 15 minutes of drying:
When the “Sanitized” light appears, it means that
the dishware and kitchenware that was just
washed has been sanitized according to the
requirements of the National Sanitation Foundation
(NSF). For more information on NSF certification,
go to the Wash Cycle Information section of this
manual.
• the cycle countdown display will read “0”.
• the “Sanitized” light may appear (except in
the Rinse and Hold cycle). See section on
Sanitization for more information.
NOTE: If your household water supply is too hot,
your dishwasher’s heating time may be reduced
and the “Sanitized” light may not illuminate. Your
Bosch Dishwasher Installation Manual has
information on the recommended temperature for
your household hot water supply.
Unloading the Dishwasher
NOTE: To accelerate and enhance drying, open
the dishwasher door, pull the top rack a few
inches out of the dishwasher, and prop the
dishwasher door against the top rack.
If the Extra Tall Item Sprinkler was installed, return
the dishwasher to its normal condition (see the
Loading Extra Tall Items instructions in the
“Loading the Dishwasher” section of this manual).
Unload the bottom rack first.
Unload the silverware basket(s). They are easily
removed for unloading.
Unload the top rack.
OPTIDRY™
This feature senses when the unit is low on rinse
agent and automatically adjusts the drying
performance.
Additional Drying Heat
With this option you can raise the temperature of
the rinse water and increase the drying time,
which will result in improved drying.
Press and hold the left “Cancel Drain” button,
then press and hold the On/Off button.
When the LED display shows a “0” or a “1”,
release both buttons.
To enable the Additional Drying Heat, press the
left “Cancel Drain” button until the LED display
shows a “1”.
To disable the Additional Drying Heat, press the
left “Cancel Drain” button until the LED display
shows a “0”.
Press the On/Off button to save the setting.
13
Care and Maintenance
Maintenance Tasks
Certain areas of your Bosch dishwasher require
occasional maintenance. The maintenance tasks
are easy to do and will ensure continued superior
performance from your Bosch dishwasher. These
tasks are:
• Winterizing Your Bosch Dishwasher
• Wiping up Spills and Splash-out
• Clean the Stainless Steel Inner Door and Tub
• Check/Clean the Spray Arm Nozzles
• Check/Clean the Filter System
• Clean the Exterior Door Panel
• Clean the Door Gasket
Winterizing Your Bosch
Dishwasher
If your dishwasher will be unused for an extended
period of time in a location that experiences
freezing temperatures (e.g., in a holiday home or
through a vacation period), have your dishwasher
winterized by an authorized service center.
To avoid dishwasher damage, do not allow
water to remain in your dishwasher systems
through extended periods of freezing
temperatures. Freezing temperatures can
damage your dishwasher.
Wiping Up Spills and Splash-out
Water may occasionally splash out of your Bosch
dishwasher, especially if you interrupt a cycle or
open the dishwasher door during a cycle. To
avoid floor damage and possible mold growth, do
not allow wet areas to remain around or under the
dishwasher.
Check/Clean the Stainless Steel
Inner Door and Tub
Clean the outer edges of the inside door panel
regularly to remove debris that might collect there
from normal loading.
If spots begin to appear on the stainless steel tub
or inner door, make sure the rinse agent reservoir
is full.
Check/Clean the Spray Arm
Nozzles
Occasionally check the spray arms to ensure that
the spray arm nozzles (holes) are unobstructed.
You must remove the spray arms to check them
for obstruction.
To remove the top spray arm:
1. Remove the
empty top
rack from
the
dishwasher.
Figure 27
A
2. Turn the
rack upsidedown. The
top spray
arm is held
B
in position
by a locking
nut as
shown in
Figure 27A.
Turn the
locking nut
counter-clockwise
1/8 turn and remove it, as shown in Figure
27B to release the spray arm.
3. Remove
Figure 28
the spray
arm as
shown in
Figure 28.
4. Look for
obstruction
in the
spray
nozzles.
5. If the spray nozzles need cleaning, flush
them under running water.
14
Care and Maintenance
(continued)
To reinstall the top spray arm:
1. Return the top spray arm to its installed
position.
2. Return the locking nut to its installed
position and turn it 1/8 turn clockwise.
To remove the Large Object Trap/Cylinder
Filter Assembly:
1. Remove the bottom rack.
2. Grasp the assembly as shown in Figure 30,
and turn it counterclockwise 1/4 turn.
Figure 30
3. Return the top rack to the top rack roller
guides.
To remove the bottom spray arm:
1. Remove the empty bottom rack from the
dishwasher tub.
2. Grasp and lift the bottom spray arm as
shown in Figure 29.
Figure 29
3. Lift out the assembly as shown in Figure
31.
Figure 31
Large
Object Trap
Cylinder
Filter
Assembly
3. Look for obstruction in the spray nozzles.
4. If the spray nozzles need cleaning, flush
them under running water.
To reinstall the bottom spray arm:
1. Return the bottom spray arm to its installed
position and press it so that it snaps into
place.
To avoid injury, do not reach into the large
object trap with your fingers. The large
object trap could contain sharp objects.
2. Return the bottom rack to its installed
position.
Check/Clean the Filter System
Your Bosch dishwashers has a filter system that
is made up of a Large Object Trap/Cylinder Filter
assembly and a Fine Filter. The filter system is
located on the dishwasher floor and is easily
accessible.
4. Carefully examine the assembly. If you find
debris in the Large Object Trap, turn it
upside-down and gently tap it on a surface
such as a countertop to dislodge and
remove the debris. Flush the Cylinder Filter
clean by holding it under running water.
During normal use the filter system is selfcleaning, but you should occasionally inspect it
for foreign objects and clean it when necessary.
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Care and Maintenance
(continued)
To Remove the Fine Filter:
Lift the Fine Filter from the dishwasher floor as
shown in Figure 32 and flush it clean by holding it
under running water.
Figure 32
Fine
Filter
To avoid possible dishwasher damage, do
not use harsh chemicals, abrasive
cleaners, scouring pads (metal or plastic),
or abrasive cloths/paper towels to clean
your dishwasher’s exterior door panel.
Your dishwasher’s exterior door panel can
be damaged by doing so.
Clean the Exterior Door Panel
Colored Doors
To reinstall the filter system:
1. Return the Fine Filter to its installed position.
2. Place the Large Object Trap/Fine Filter
Assembly into its installed position in the
dishwasher floor.
3. Turn the ring handle clockwise 1/4 turn until
it is locked. The arrow on the ring handle
and the arrow on the Fine Filter should point
to each other, as shown by the circle in
Figure 33.
Figure 33
4. Gently pull the ring handle to ensure that the
assembly is locked into place.
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Use only a soft cloth that is lightly dampened with
soapy water.
Stainless Steel Doors
Use a soft cloth with a non-abrasive cleaner
(preferably a liquid spray) made for cleaning
stainless steel. For the best results, apply the
stainless steel cleaner to the cloth, then wipe the
surface.
Clean the Door Gasket
Regularly clean the door gasket with a damp
cloth to remove food particles and other debris.
Self Help
Dishwashers may occasionally exhibit problems
that are unrelated to a malfunction of the
dishwasher itself. The following information may
help you with a dishwasher problem without your
having to call a repair person.
Dishes do not dry
The rinse agent dispenser may be empty. Check
the rinse-aid dispenser and refill it if necessary.
Dishware drying can be accelerated and
enhanced by opening the dishwasher door slightly
and propping it open with the top rack.
Indicator light(s) do not come on
A fuse may have blown or a circuit breaker
tripped. Check the fuse or circuit breaker at your
fuse box/breaker box and replace the fuse or
reset the breaker if necessary.
Dishwasher does not start
The dishwasher door may not be properly shut.
Make certain the dishwasher door is shut and
latched.
Dishwasher runs a long time
If the dishwasher completes the cycle, but the run
time seems exceptionally long, it may be due to
cold incoming water. Before starting the
dishwasher, open the hot water faucet at the sink
nearest the dishwasher. Run the water until it
runs hot, then turn off the water and start the
dishwasher.
Machine cycle does not advance to rinse
NOTE: The Installation Manual that came with
your Bosch dishwasher will help you with the
following instructions. The water supply line may
be shut off. Check the water supply valve and
open it if it’s shut.
White spots left on dishes
More rinse agent is needed. Go to the Adding
Detergent and Rinse Agent section of this manual
for instructions on increasing the amount of rinse
agent dispensed.
Water not pumped from dishwasher
Make certain the drain hose isn’t kinked, clogged,
or improperly installed. Make certain a portion of
the drain hose is at least 20 inches above the
dishwasher’s enclosure floor (see the Installation
Manual). Filters may be clogged. Make certain the
filter system isn’t clogged (see the Care and
Maintenance section of this manual). The kitchen
sink drain may be clogged; you may need a
plumber rather than a serviceman for the
dishwasher. If an air gap is installed at sink, it
may be clogged.
Detergent dispenser cover will not shut
You may not be correctly shutting the detergent
dispenser cover, or a cycle was not finished and
should be cancelled. Go to the Adding Detergent
and Rinse Agent section of this manual for
instructions on shutting the detergent dispenser
cover. Go to the Operating the Dishwasher
section of this manual for instructions on
canceling a cycle.
Streaks on glassware
Too much rinse agent is being dispensed. Go to
the Adding Detergent and Rinse Agent section of
this manual for instructions on decreasing the
amount of rinse agent dispensed.
Rattling noises
Utensils may not be properly arranged.
Suds in dishwasher
You may have used the wrong type of
dishwashing detergent. Use only automatic
dishwasher detergents.
Unsatisfactory washing results
• Incorrect amount of detergent.
• Utensils incorrectly arranged or rack
overloaded.
• Spray arm rotation blocked by utensils.
• Spray arm nozzles need cleaning.
• Filters not properly fitted into position.
• Unsuitable cycle selected.
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Wash Cycle Information
NOTE: Cycle duration and water consumption depend largely upon household water temperature and
wash load, factors over which Bosch has no control. Therefore, the times and quantities in this charts are
approximate.
*Not included on model SHE44C0.
**Not included on model SHE46C0.
TM
Note: If the unit is out of rinse agent the OPTIDRY feature will automatically extend the
cycle time by approximately 10 minutes.
Note: If Additional Drying Heat is selected the cycle will be extended by approximately 20
minutes.
THE NSF SYMBOL
A dishwasher or a dishwasher cycle that has the NSF symbol has been certified by the NSF International to
meet very strict requirements of wash time and water temperature to ensure dishware and kitchenware
sanitization. These requirements are explained in the document NSF/ANSI 184, Residential Dishwashers.
More information on NSF Certification is available at the NSF website, http://www.nsfconsumer.org/home/
appliances.asp.
Your Bosch dishwasher is NSF certified. The Bosch dishwasher cycles that are NSF certified are shown in
the chart above. When these cycles are complete, the “Sanitized” indicator on your dishwasher control
panel will illuminate.
NOTE: If your household water supply is too hot, your dishwasher’s heating time may be reduced and the
“Sanitized” light or symbol may not illuminate. Your Bosch Dishwasher Installation Manual has information
on the recommended temperature for your household hot water supply.
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Statement of Warranties - Bosch Dishwashers
The warranties provided by BSH Home Appliances (“Bosch”) in this Statement of Warranties apply only to Bosch
Dishwashers sold to the first using purchaser by Bosch or its authorized dealers, retailers, or service centers in the
United Sates or Canada. The Warranties provided herein are not transferrable. TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE,
CONTACT THE NEAREST BOSCH AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER OR CALL 1-800-944-2904 OR WRITE BSH
HOME APPLIANCES CORP. DIRECTLY AT 5551 McFADDEN AVENUE, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649. BE SURE
TO PROVIDE YOUR DISHWASHER’S MODEL, SERIAL NUMBER, PURCHASE DATE, AND THE SELLER’S NAME
AND ADDRESS.
*Date of installation shall refer to the earlier of the date the dishwasher is installed or ten business days after the delivery
date.
1 Year Full Limited Warranty from Date of Installation*: Bosch will repair or replace any component part that proves
defective under conditions of normal home use free of charge, labor and shipping costs included. Repair service must be
performed by an Authorized Bosch Service Center (All cosmetic defects must be reported within 30 days of installation).
2 Year Limited Warranty from Date of Installation*: Bosch will provide replacement parts free of charge for any
component part that proves defective under conditions of normal home use, labor charges excluded.
5 Year Limited Warranty on Electronics from Date of Installation*: Bosch will repair or replace any microprocessor or
printed circuit boards that prove defective under conditions of normal home use during the second through the fifth year
from the date of installation, labor charges excluded.
5 Year Limited Warranty from Date of Installation*: Bosch will replace the upper or lower dish rack (excluding rack
components) free of charge, if the rack proves defective in materials or workmanship under conditions of normal home
use during the second through the fifth year, labor charges excluded.
Lifetime Warranty against Stainless Steel Rust Through from Date of Installation: Bosch will replace your
dishwasher with the same model or a current model that is equivalent or better in functionality if the inner liner should
rust through under conditions of normal home use, labor charges excluded. Bosch will replace the stainless steel door
of any dishwasher if the door should rust through under conditions of normal home use, labor charges excluded.
EXCLUSIONS: This warranty does not cover service calls or repairs to correct the installation of the dishwasher, to
provide instructions on the use of your dishwasher, to replace fuses or to correct plumbing or the electric wiring in your
home or to repair any dishwasher the use of which was in a manner other than what is normal and customary for home
use. In addition, the warranties provided in this Statement exclude any defects or damage arising from accident,
alteration, misuse, abuse, improper installation, unauthorized service work, external forces beyond Bosch’s control,
such as fire, flood, and other acts of God, or installation not in accordance with local electrical or plumbing codes. Labor
charges incurred in the repair or replacement of any dishwasher more than one year from date of installation shall not be
covered by this warranty. Any and all replaced and/or repaired parts shall assume the identity of the original for purposes
of the applicable warranty period.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS AND IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. BOSCH DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES.
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Customer Service
Your Bosch dishwasher requires no special care other than that described in the Care and Maintenance
section. If you are having a problem with your dishwasher, before calling for service please refer to the Self
Help section. If service is necessary, contact your dealer or installer or an authorized service center. Do not
attempt to repair the appliance yourself. Any work performed by unauthorized personnel may void the
warranty.
If you are having a problem with your Bosch dishwasher and are not pleased with the service you have
received, please take the following steps (in the order listed below) until the problem is corrected to your
satisfaction:
1. Contact your installer or the Bosch Authorized Service Contractor in your area.
2. E-mail us from the customer service section of our website, www.boschappliances.com.
3. Write us at the address below:
BSH Home Appliances, Corp.
5551 McFadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
4. Call us at 1-800-944-2904.
Please be sure to include (if you are writing), or have available (if you are calling), the following information:
• Model number
• Serial number
• Date of original purchase
• Date the problem originated
• Explanation of the problem
You will find the model and serial number information on the label located on the right edge of the
dishwasher door as shown in Figure 34.
Figure 34
Model and Serial Number Label
Serial Number Model Number
Also, if you are writing, please include a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
Please make a copy of your invoice and keep it with this manual.
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