Sparkling clean finish on dishes
4-star energy rating and 5-star water rating
Doesn't always dry dishes properly
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Not the best
Constant E24 errors. Keep cleaning no good for a machine that is 2.5 years old. Will be placing on ebay and buying something else. Used to be quiet, now quite noisy
Purchased in December 2016 at The Good Guys for $1,200.00.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Dishes Smell. Eco Mode Unusable.
We bought this dishwasher a few months ago after our wonderful Miele finally died after 10 years. I specifically bought it as it had an energy efficient eco mode. After a few washes we noticed that the dishes smelled terrible. We had the technician out from appliances Online who checked it and said it was ok. The dishes continued to smell awful (despite cleaning out the filter regularly). We had a Bosch technician then come out who told us that the eco mode was not suitable for everyday washing of dishes! It is only suitable for lightly soiled ...dishes. I don't see that advertised on their website. So basically we bought a dishwasher with an unusable eco mode. We are forced to run it on the hottest setting and even then the dishes have an odour. I deeply regret buying this dishwasher and I have requested to return it so that I can buy another Miele instead (which appliances online have refused). I consider the fact that the eco mode is unusable to be false advertising so I am lodging a dispute with NSW Fair trading. Update, August 2020. Have identified that the dishwasher has a design flaw whereby the filter sits in a pool of water thereby causing a thick layer of mould to form. As the dishwasher heats up to dry the dishes the smell of the mouldy filter makes the dishes smell like sewage. Filter needs to be taken out and cleaned every day to prevent smells. Bought this dishwasher to save me time not waste my time!
Purchased in May 2019 at Appliances Online for $1,336.00.
Bought 13 June 2015, expecting to get many years from it. It died two days ago. No lights, no one at home. For a premium product, this isn't what I expect.
Purchased in June 2015 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $1,399.00.
One month out of warranty and this is how it now cleans dishes
Two months out of warranty and this is how our promised 'amazing performance' dishwasher now cleans...it's like our pots never went through a wash. Incredibly frustrated and previously loyal Bosch customer.
Purchased in May 2017.
Nice until 1 month after warranty then died, manufacturer no help
We bought the top model possible from the good guys on the basis of reliability. 1 month after manufacturer warranty finished it died. A dangerously faulty power cord was the cause, the likes of which 2 electricians with 60 yrs combined experience have never seen. Rang the manufacturer, whose 1st response was "not our problem, it's out of warranty". It has been a nice dishwasher, but this response to my problem from the company shocked me.
Purchased in May 2017.
Good, until you have untrained guests
I had a couple of guests stay for a couple of days. They overloaded the machine so the spray arms could not swing. Fault code E19 came up. Soap delivery or or heat pump exchanger fault.
On inspection I have found a power transistor on the control board blown. Service call out is $99 includes the 1st 15 min then $35 every 15 min after woods. New control board over $400. I saw a $700-900 bill coming.
I ordered 1 x STN9620 power transistor and 3 x STN83003 transistors ($20) to replace the switch mode side of the power supply. You would think an expensive late model machine would cater for the untrained visitor.
Not Bosch. Wish me luck.
Purchased in March 2016 for $2,000.00.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Upper arm hitting upper rack - Noise problem
I have bought 2 of these dishwashers based on the reviews on productreview and also recommended to my family and friends.
However, after using this dishwasher for 3 months I see two issues common in my dishwasher.
Upper arm hitting upper basket during cleaning cycle and make lot of noise. This happen with both of the dishwashers.
I understand that these dishwashers don't use heating element but drying is not satisfactory. sometimes when I pull out cutlery tray after ECO cycle it is full of water. i have raised the concern with Bosch Support and hope they will help me out.
Bought this unit a couple of years ago and was very happy with the results: washes well and is very quiet until it died recently. Control panel displays an error "Fault No communication' and wont allow us to access the machine. Called out a service person who since has advised that parts are around $680 to fix the control panel (?) and there is no guarantee that this will fix the problem. Very disappointing after we consciously chose what we thought was a reputable brand and paid a premium for the unit.
This dishwasher has quite a loud series of beeps once it's finished a cycle meaning I can't put it on before I go to bed (when I actually want to be putting it on). Basically it beeps loudly (like a microwave) over the space of 10 seconds. You can't turn off the beeps, they are loud enough that they wake up people. Extremely poor design, I would expect this sort of thing from a $500 dishwasher, not a $1500 one.
Dishes not clean thoroughly
Heard so much good reviews about Bosch dishwasher but too bad ours did not turn out good. We used it for only 20months now. Light usage. Recently the washing is not thorough and dishes still with bit and pieces of stain. I ended up washing the dishes again manually which is a waste of time and water. Left a query in MyBosch online for one week now but still not respond. Very disappointed with the dishwasher and Bosch after sales service.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A (Silver Inox)
Bosch. Stay away from
My Bosch, Activewater, model, was a good machine when it worked. Only had it three & half years and it has gone on the blink. Have gone to Harvey Norman to see if they can replace it but no reply.
My thoughts on Bosch, stay away from this Dishwasher, you will only get two or three years out of it.
don't bother with Bosch dishwasher
Wasn't a cheap machine but only lasted about 5 yrs. Disappointing. Called a service man. Cost $164 to tell me it cannot be fixed. The seal around the pump is perished and not repairable. I think I am in the wrong occupation?
We had to get a new machine. Dishlex has good reviews.
Questions & Answers
Hi I’ve lost my manual. Can you please advise me if and how we can set it to come on in like 8 hrs. TIA
Hi Tan G, Thank you for your question.You can delay the start of the programme by up to 24 hours. Below is a link to where you can download the user manual for your appliance. You will find on page 30. a step by step on how to do this. https://www.bosch-home.com.au/productlist/dishwashers/freestanding-dishwashers/dishwasher-60-cm-wide/SMS88TI01A#/Tabs=tab-3185783/
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia
I have a top of the range Bosch dishwasher which should make the dishes extra dry,
How do I achieve this please.
It is a series 8 dishwasher.
Hi i bought sms40e08au dishwasher. Do i connect the water line to hot water or cold water?
Hi Chelvi, Thank you for your question. Water line should be for cold water connection only. Our dishwashers have an inbuilt heating element. If you need anymore help please call us on 1300 369 744 (select option 2). Kind regards Bosch Home Australia.
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This much-loved dishwasher series by Bosch provides a deep clean on top of an array of premium features such as an automatic water recognition tool which auto-selects a wash mode for you and an EcoSilence drive for a quiet and energy-efficient wash.
- 15 place setting capacity
- 4-Star energy rating & 5-Star WELS water rating
- Full colour TFT display
- Protective program for gently cleaning and drying glasses
- Third loading level for cutlery & utensils
- Adjustable top rack for additional space and tall dishes
- Child door lock
- EcoSilence Drive- great for energy-saving and keeping noise down
- Effortless door closing which self-closes when below a 20° angle
- SoftTouch electronic buttons
- 10-year anti-rust warranty
The dishwasher has been praised for being very silent as well as providing dishes with a full and sparkling clean. The design is also very convenient as the foldable racks allow large dishes to be placed easily and cleaned. The control panel is very easy to use.
|Category||Freestanding Dishwashers||Freestanding Dishwashers|
|Features||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option and Height-Adjustable Upper Rack||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Internal Light and Self Cleaning|
|Number of Place Settings||15||15|
|Water Rating||5 star(s)||5 star(s)|
|Water Consumption||12 L/wash||12 L/wash|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)||4 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||235 kWh per year||235 kWh per year|
|Control Panel Position||Top||Top|
|Maximum Noise Level||42 db||42 db|
|Number of Programs||8||8|
|Dimensions||845 x 600 x 600 mm||845 x 600 x 600 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Silver Inox||Stainless Steel|
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