Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Bosch Classixx dishwasher check water error

Dishwashers used to be seen as a bit of a luxury, but these days any household with the space can have one of these marvels of the modern age.  The problem with having a dishwasher is that you can come very to dependent on them,  and when they stop working the dirty dishes soon pile up.

We have always bought Bosch becuase they seem to cost very little and last a long time. I think we pay about £60 for each of the dishwasher's we've bought.  However, we don't think of these machines as disposable in any way; A lot of the time they stop working they are actually quite easy to fix. Most Bosch dishwashers have a complex series of error-checking programs that can tell you exactly why your dishes are still covered in remnants of last night's vittles.  If you can figure out which combination of buttons you need to click in what order then you can get the error codes, your next task is figuring out what the hell they mean.

The Classixx range is somewhat easier to diagnose. thanks mainly to the clearly labelled error lights on the front panel.  One error light that has troubled me more than most is the 'Check Water' error.  So I'm going to tell you how to fix it.  The problem with hiring a repair-man to fix a machine that costs so little is that the repair may well be higher than the the cost of a new machine.  That's not to say it shouldn't be fixed though, I think we're all aware that reuse-recycle is much nicer to the trees and bees than chucking stuff away at the first sign of trouble.

How to fix the Bosch Classixx 'check water' error.

If you've got this error message there's a chance your dishwasher has stopped mid-cycle, either through power-cut, the law of random-averages, or because your toddler has figured out how to open the door.   These Classixx don't like it up 'em, by which I mean they don't like being stopped in the flow of their important work.  As long as there actually is water going to your dishwasher then you might yourself scratching your noggin as you stare agape at the 'Check Water' error light, as fears of actually having to wield a washing up brush enter the darker parts of your psyche.  Do not fear, here's how to fix this error message:

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Switch your dishwasher off at the wall, leave it for the length of time it takes you to say 'rum baba makes me wish donuts were sold in kebab shops'.
  2. Explain to whomever happens to be present why you just mentioned 'rum baba'.
  3. Pull the dishwasher out of its little 'ole
  4. Gently (and carefully if full!) tilt the wisher about 45 degree angle (sideways), first left then right.
  5. Clear up the water that spills out.
  6. Put the dishwasher back
  7. Switch the device back on at the wall and wash your dishes!
  8. Buy me a pint, I've just saved you a wodge of cash.

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Update - September 2019
This post is now five years old and is still visited many thousands of times a year.  The advice hasn't changed in all that time and I still get a lot of messages from Bosch Classixx dishwasher owners thanking me for helping them fix this check water error.  I'm guessing eventually the number of Bosch Classixx dishwashers still being used will decline, but in the meantime I'm still really happy that this troubleshooting blog post is still helping so many people.  I'm also still really happy that a few people (roughly 1 in 5,000) are so pleased they buy me a pint :)

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