Our friends at Bosch sent out this great bit on how to get the best drying results from your Bosch dishwasher. If you follow these instructions and still have an issue with your dishwasher you can contact our service department by clicking this link for the numbers and locations.
To achieve proper drying, always use a liquid rinse aid, even if your detergent contains a rinse aid or drying additive.
Note: The dishwasher indicates low rinse aid by turning on the “Add Rinse Aid” indicator light. If this light is on, you need to refill the rinse aid dispenser by following the directions below.
Adding Rinse Aid
1- Add liquid rinse aid to the dispenser until it is full.
2 – Close the lid. Lid must be fully closed until it clicks in order to seal.
3 – Wipe up any excess rinse aid that may have puddled when the dispenser reservoir is full. The indicator light will go out a few moments after the dishwasher door is shut.
Setting the amount of rinse aid used
The amount of rinse aid dispensed can be set from “r:00” to “r:06”.
1 Press the [On/Off] button.
2 Hold down the “A” button (This will be the “Auto” button or “Normal” button depending on your model. See your Use & Care manual) and press [Start] until the display indicates “d:00”. Release both buttons.
3 Press the “A” button until the display shows “r:05”.
4 Press the “C” button to select the desired setting.
“r:00” = dispenser is OFF “r:04” = medium/high setting
“r:01” = lowest setting “r:05” = high setting
“r:02” = low setting “r:06” = highest setting
“r:03” = medium setting
5 Press [Start] to save the setting.
Note: Using rinse aid and setting the dispenser to “r:00” may result in longer cycle times.
The final rinse uses a higher temperature which improves the drying results. The running time may increase slightly.
To turn intensive drying on:
1 Press the [On/Off] button.
2 Hold down the “A” button (This will be the “Auto” button or “Normal” button depending on your model. See your Use & Care manual) and press [Start] until the display indicates “d:00”. Release both buttons
3 Press the “A” button until the display shows “d:00”.
4 Press the “C” button to turn intensive drying on or off. “d:01” = ON and “d:00” = OFF and press [Start] to save setting.
Used in combination with a wash cycle (except Rinse), the Extra Shine option raises the temperature and extends the drying time to further enhance drying results and provide a brilliant shine.
The Sanitize feature is available only in the Heavy, Auto and Normal cycles. Select one of these cycles, press the “Sanitize Option” button and then press Start to activate the Sanitation features. The sanitize LED will light when sanitation requirements are met. The technical sanitation measures may also improve the drying results.
Note: The dishwasher automatically defaults to Auto Wash when turned off and back on. If you used the sanitize option in your last cycle, the dishwasher will default to Auto Wash with the Sanitize option selected when you turn it on.
Loading the Top Rack
Ensure items do not protrude through the bottom of the racks and block the spray arms.
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 connects to the water supply at the back of the tub. Do not push racks in using the door.
Loading the Bottom Rack
Place large items in the bottom rack. Load pots, pans and bowls upside down. Do not block vent with tall baking sheets. Load these items on the left side of the dishwasher.
Unloading the Dishwasher
When unloading the dishwasher it is best to unload the bottom rack first. Next, unload the silverware basket followed by the top rack.