Even though most new models of dishwashers are turned on by inputting the cycle command and then pushing the door into a locked position, these models still have push button switches in the inside of the control panel. If your Bosch dishwasher won’t start, a broken push button switch may be at fault. Order a replacement part (#00424410) and fix it with the following procedure:
- Turn off the power via the circuit breaker. Always disconnect the power to appliances when you are cleaning or repairing them for your safety.
- Remove the outer door panel by unscrewing the panel from the inside, closing the door, and lifting the panel up and away from the outside.
- Pull the control panel away from the door. Do this by unscrewing the cover from the top interior of the door and then carefully pulling the panel free from the outside.
- Replace the switch. Disconnect the harness from the switch, and push the switch down to fully remove it. Lock the new switch back into position and reconnect the wiring.
- Reverse the steps to reassemble the door. Do this by pushing the control panel into place and screwing the interior control panel cover tight; then place the outer door panel back into position and screw the interior screws.
Anytime there is an electrical or function error in a dishwasher, the problem will most likely be in the control panel. Knowing how to disassemble different models to reach the panel, especially on dishwashers with custom doors, is one of the most common steps in appliance repair. For more dishwasher repair tips and procedures, go to Fred’s Appliance Service.