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Bosch Dishwasher Blinking Red Light

Bosch is one of the highest-end affordable luxury brands in the world. Its dishwasher is very reliable and smart compared to others. However, in this article, I will explain why the Bosch dishwasher blinking red light and possible solutions for this.

Bosch Dishwasher Blinking Red Light?

Bosch Dishwasher Blinking Red Light

Blinking Red Lights Reasons

Due to many reasons, your Bosch Dishwasher blinking red light. To fix this problem, please read the below-mentioned parts carefully.

The dishwasher door is open

Bosch dishwasher has multiple racks inside for kipping the dishes. If any of it is not properly set inside the dishwasher, it will create a door locking problem and will not start.

Firstly, check the door. If it is not closed properly, try to close it first tightly. This solution is applicable for Bosh 800 series, 900 series, 500 series, and 100 series.

Door Components related problem

Sometimes, the dishwasher blinks red light despite the door being closed. On that occasion, you need to check the door latch, hinges, and door spring.

If the above-mentioned items are faulty, need to replace those items to solve this problem.

Also, need to investigate the door alignment. The blinking red light problem also may create by this issue.

Heating Elements Burned Out

To start a cycle, the water needs to be heated by the machine. Heating elements help to heat the water to the operating temperature that you set.

To solve this problem, you need to check the continuity of the heating elements by using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, there is a high chance of burning these heating elements. Need to replace to solve this trouble. Call for company support.

Faulty drain pump

Due to the faulty drain pump, red light may also flash. In that case, you need to check it with a multimeter.

If the Drain Pump is defective need to replace it as it is not repairable.

Faulty TouchPad

A faulty touchpad and control panel also create the blinking red light issue. To check the touchpad condition, you need to touch the dishwasher screen to ensure it is working.  Press all the buttons one after another. If some of them are not working, the dishwasher has a touchpad or control panel-related problem.

Call the manufacturer’s service team to replace the touchpad. Sometimes, you may also need to replace the control panel also if the problem is not solved.

Bosch Dishwasher Beeping Problem

The Bosch dishwasher will not run and start beeping if you close the door without pressing the start button. This means your dishwasher is waiting for your command.

Press the start button before closing the dishwasher’s door.

Bosch Dishwasher Red Tap light Flashing

If your dishwasher’s red tap light is flashing, it means water is flooding at the base. To solve this problem, follow the below steps

Firstly, switch down the machine. Then, pull the appliance out. Thirdly, place an absorbent towel on the floor. After that, tilts back the dishwasher at a 45-degree angle and your water will drain out.

Finally, reset the dishwasher to run it.

How to Change the Setting on Bosch Dishwasher

To adjust the factory setting follow the below steps;

  1. By opening the dishwasher door changes into the desired language. Use the on/off button to do it.
  2. Press the right button (Cancel/Reset) and the on/off button together to adjust or disable the signal tone.
  3. Change the dishwasher salt setting.

Stuck in Dishwasher Auto Setting?

If you are stuck in a dishwasher setting, open the door and reset it. Press and hold the start button for 5 seconds until the active indicator turns off. Then, shut the door to drain out before turning it off. When the draining is completed, it will beep.

The dishwasher is not running

If your dishwasher is not turning on or not running by pushing the button, you need to check the power supply first.

Also need to check the power cable and fuse related to the electric line. Sometimes, the circuit breaker also may trip.

How to reset Bosch Dishwasher?

Bosch dishwasher blinking red light problem or symbol also can be solved by resetting the dishwasher. By resetting the main control panel, you can make the dishwasher workable again. To set the machine, follow the below steps;

  1. For newer models: There is a stat button on the newer models. By pressing and holding on to this button for three to five seconds, you can reset the main control panel.
  2. For older models: Older model’s resetting system is slightly different from the newer models. In these models, you need to press and hold the drain or cancel button for three to five seconds.

You Bosch Dishwasher is not resetting?

If pressing and holding on the ‘start button or pressing and holding on the ‘drain or cancel button’ do not work, you may have to identify the correct button sequence to reset your dishwasher.

Check and study the owner’s manual for your specific model. If you are not capable to do it call the manufacturer’s trained service team.

Sanitize light blinking on Bosch Dishwasher

Sanitize light blinking means your dishwasher has low temperature than the recommended temperature. The recommended temperature for your dishwasher as per the owner’s manual is 120 degrees F or 49 degrees C.

Check the water temperature by running the machine and heating elements.

Bosch Dishwasher Info Light is not working

Bosch Dishwasher Info Light is not working

Bosch dishwasher has a special feature called ‘Info Light’. This small light indicates that the dishwasher is working.

It is a single bulb LED light covered with plastic materials. If it is not working, change it. But if you want to repair it follow the below steps;

  1. Turn off the machine and water supply first.
  2. Remove the 8 screws from the door perimeters.
  3. Disconnect 3 wires between door cover and door assembly.
  4. Locate the info light and pull the LED bulb from the door.
  5. Replace the damaged bulb with a new one.
  6. Reverse the steps for reassembling.

Bosch Dishwasher auto open is not working

Bosch Dishwasher auto open is not working

If your Bosch Dishwasher auto-open is not working, it could be the door has negative contact with the cabinet face. To solve this problem, open the door and check if it is flush with the cabinet or set back from the cabinet.

Bosch Dishwasher Low Water Pressure

If your Bosch Dishwasher is not filling water correctly or has low water pressure, you need to check whether the drain hose or filter is clogged. In that case, need to clean the drain hose, filter, and spray jet.

Another reason for this problem is a blocked water pump or bent water supply. If the water pump is blocked, clean it properly.

Obstructed water inlet valves also create this type of problem. Clear up the inlet valve.

Sometimes, the float switch position also hampers the water filling problem. Fix the float switch in the right place to solve this problem.

How do I get my dishwasher out of a tight space?

For your dishwasher’s protection, put a piece of cloth or a cupboard in front of it. Carefully pull it forward, but do not pull the door. Instead of doing this, you can open the door and keep your hands at the top and bottom of the tub. Lastly, pull the whole thing out gently.


In this article, I described why a Bosch dishwasher blinked red light. Other troubles resetting and factory settings were also discussed for the readers’ help. I hope, this article will provide you with enough information and troubleshooting guidelines for your Bosch dishwasher.

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