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Bosch Home Appliances Stainless (SMS68M38AU)

Bosch Home Appliances Stainless (SMS68M38AU)

MPN: SMS68M38AU
3.8 from 31 reviews

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Steve M.

Steve M.Sydney, NSW

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Recurring Fault with BOSCH Series 6 Model SMS68M38AU/A5 Freestanding Dishwasher

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Purchased in December 2015 at 2nds World Physical store for $1,324.00.

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James

JamesGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

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UPDATED 22/08/19* Was great until the heat pump died only 3.5 Years.

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Purchased in March 2016 at The Good Guys.

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James
James

Thank you for your reply, I emailed on 14/08/2019 as per instructions above and am awaiting your response. We have been without a dishwasher for over a month now.

James
James

This was finally resolved on 21/08/2018, after quite a bit of back and forth. Bosch sent someone to assess the unit, it was a faulty heat pump which they were able to replace on the day. It is now working again. Thank you.

Disappointed

DisappointedGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Nice machine but doesnt last long

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We scrape and rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. We cleaning the machine once a month. We have looked after the machine but it has only given us 3.5 years and the heating/drying element has packed up. The parts are so expensive I think its going to cost me cost to $500 to fix - is this common in these machines...I remember paying top dollar for the machine and thinking it was going to last as long as my last machine lasted which was almost 10 years...I am wondering if I should purchase another brand next time - pretty dissapointed !!

Purchased in October 2015 at Masters Home Improvement for $1,273.00.

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Disappointed
Disappointed

Thank you for your message I have been emailing but the turnaround is very slow? I have recently sent two emails with no response?

Liz

LizSouth Australia, 5413

  • 21 reviews
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Super quiet

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Husband chose the dishwasher. Great choice
I wanted Stainless steel and a cutlery basket.
This is all that and more.
Cutlery tray and basket. Plus two pull out trays for plates and glasses etc.
Cutlery tray is great for utensils and tupperware lids.
Super quiet operation and plenty of programmes to choose from.

Date PurchasedOct 2017
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dill

dillEast Seaham

  • 5 reviews
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a very good dishwasher instruction book not the easiest to read

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once i worked that the dishwasher can take a while start the directions made sense maybe the book should tell you, washes dishes well, quiet , some cycles dishs not quite dry, can be adapted to clean large objects like racks etc, versatile in number of wash cycles . I like that information where the washer is up to in the wash cycle.

Date PurchasedOct 2017
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Julie Talbot

Julie TalbotVictoria Point

  • 14 reviews
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Quietest dishwasher ever!

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This dishwasher cleans the dishes properly, drys well even plastics when using the right setting. The third cutlery tray is very handy and allows for more items to be washed, even small espresso cups fit up top. It is large inside and has more room than previously used dishlex dishwashers. It looks beautiful, doesn’t retain fingerprints and is the quietest appliance in the house! I often have to go up to it to check that it’s on! The display and program buttons are easy to read and simple to use. The Bosch cost me $1091 from Powerland online which turned out to be the Best Buy after much research and investigation into the “best” dishwasher.

Date PurchasedSep 2017
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Julie Talbot

Thanks! This is am honest and genuine review of your product and I am very pleased with it! Thank you!


Imma W

Imma WAU

  • 2 reviews
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Always Clean

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My Bosh diswasher never lets me down
Glasses are always sparkling clean coffee mugs are stained free
Pots and pans are dirt and oil free
Very quit with all cycles that I use
When my cycle is finished it sounds a bell sound
Payed a bit more but money well spent

Date PurchasedFeb 2017
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John L

John LMelbourne

  • 5 reviews
  • 6 likes

Quiet and does the job

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Purchased last year and I can say that I am extremely happy with the dishwasher. The dishwasher cleans very well and is very quiet when in use. The cutlery tray at the top is very handy and gives more space instead of using the cradle in the bottom tray.

I found the Vario speed useful which reduces the cycle time to help save on water and energy. Only minor downside is that running vario speed does mean you have to compromise on load and plastic cups/bowls are not completely dry.

Date PurchasedSep 2016
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Jacob Fieg

Jacob FiegAdelaide

  • 5 reviews
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Quiet achiever

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I have had a few dishwashers before and compared to this, they are all Mack trucks.

Never had a dirty dish and I have given it some serious challenges. The cutlery rack got a little getting used to, but saves a lot of space on the bottom shelf.

My only criticism would be that wine glasses just don't fit. Though I believe there is an adapter for them, I just don't drink enough to warrant that purchase.

Date PurchasedFeb 2016
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koko86

koko86Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 9 reviews
  • 6 likes
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Amazing, silent dishwasher

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We bought this dishwasher because our dog was extremely frightened of the noise our previous dishwasher made. With this Bosch, you hardly hear anything except from the water draining - which is the dishwasher has no part with. The only thing that is stopping me from giving this a full 5 rating is because sometimes the tablet flap will fail to open resulting in dishes not washed with soap. This has happened maybe twice so not the biggest of deals.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
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Denise5858

Denise5858CHATSWOOD

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Perfect dishwasher

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This dishwasher washes and dries dishes really well. The dishes are sparkling clean and I never need to scrape residue off. Its so easy, I just switch it on and forget. It is so quiet, unlike other dishwashers Ive had in the past. My favourite feature would be using the quick cycle, especially for a smaller load. Im very happy with my purchase.

Date PurchasedMar 2017
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Kitty

KittyRutherford

  • 6 reviews
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Super quiet

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My partner and I love the 3 hour eco wash.We put it on overnight. Super quiet and cleans really effectively. Lots of space for everything to fit, and top rack 'lifts up' if you need to put bigger plates in on the bottom rack. Easy to install as well. Great buy

Date PurchasedJul 2017
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BonezAU

BonezAUPerth

  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Excellent dishwasher

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This is the first dishwasher I've ever owned, but not the first I've used. It's whisper quiet and cleans very well. Having the 30 minute quick wash is very handy for cleaning dishes that aren't too dirty when you're in a hurry. I can't find any fault with this dishwasher, I love it and would purchase another one in a heartbeat.

Date PurchasedJun 2017
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interceptor

interceptorAU

  • 11 reviews
  • 4 likes
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God this Bosch is brilliant!

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Date PurchasedMay 2017
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JRos

JRosWellington

  • 4 reviews
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The best dishwasher I have owned.

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Quietness is really important to me in regards dishwashers, and this dishwasher is almost silent, I am very happy with it. Washes really well, dries adequately, and the utensil rack at the top is handy. I prefer dishes to be washed with piping hot water, so I tend to use the Pots and Pans 70° degree cycle mostly and everything comes out spotless.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
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Worst Dishwasher Ever

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The Bosch dishwasher failed me 2X within 2 years. I bought it in March, 2015. 2 years later I had a problem with the dispenser and had the part replaced for $200.00. This year, (3 months after the electrical limited warranty expired, the control board was shot---$233.00 CAD for the part. Wow, I thought Bosch was a reputable name....I will never buy one again.

Date PurchasedMar 2015
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Quietest Dishwasher I have ever had

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Very easy to use and I could not believe how quiet this dishwasher was when I first turned it on. I thought it wasn't working. Cleans as good as any other dishwasher I have used and is adaptable to allow you to wash larger items. Bought it at Harvey Norman with a large discount of the original price, so it's great value. Would definitely recomend.

Date PurchasedFeb 2017
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GregM

GregMBrisbane

Super quiet, and excellent cleaning. What more would you want!

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The Bosch dishwasher is super quiet, indeed so much so that you sometimes find yourself putting your ear up to it to check it is on. Brilliant.
And it does an excellent job at cleaning everything - pots, pans, plates, glasses. The cutlery tray also means all the cutlery is clean, every single time!
It does everything we need, with minimal fuss.
What more would you want!
Perfect.

Date PurchasedJul 2015
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mar06mir

mar06mirSydney

  • 5 reviews
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Doesn't dry.

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It doesn't dry. Setting it to 'intensive drying' (to get "d:0..." on the display as per instructions) is impossible and ends up with the programme locked on 'Glass'. Code "d:0..." for intensive drying never comes up, only "d:00" and "d:01". User instructions are poor. May need to call a technician while still under warranty. Expected better from Bosch.

Date PurchasedJul 2016
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Caz

CazAU

Our first I ever, could not be happier, should've got it years ago

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I love the squeaky clean feel and look of the dishes, even the glassware comes up so very clear, it's unbelievably quiet. I love having a separate cutlery drawer which makes it so user friendly. We bought the stainless steel unit and it is so easy to keep sparkling:-) I LOVE MY BOSCH

Date PurchasedJul 2016
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Questions & Answers

JulieB

JulieBasked

Cannot get display light to show time light - have followed manual p25 many times. Any help?

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Julie Talbot
Julie Talbot

No clue, sorry. Maybe manufacturing fault?Good Luck.

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Hi JulieB,
Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch SMS68M38AU Dishwasher.
We'd like to help you investigate, so could you please contact us on 1300 369 744 to discuss further.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

dill
dill

hi julie my manual must be different to yours as page 25 in my manual is not for the display, i would try a reset of your machine by turning of at the power switch and remove plug from the gpo for 5 b/10 minutes then replace plug and turn power back on . this worked for my washer when i could not change wash programmes ,it locked up on one programme .


Leigh

Leighasked

Hi can you please tell me if there is a difference between the Bosch free standing dishwasher SMS68M38AU and the freestanding SMS68M48AU ? I am in Harvey Norman looking at the latter and they say it is a discontinued model and only selling the last floor stock one. I can search the ones ending in 38 online but I don't find anything much ending in 48. Also,is it meant to have a cutlery basket as its basket is missing. Is this machine any good? Quick reply would be appreciated as need to go in tomorrow and choose between the SMS68M48AU or a built under one with a number SMU50M15AU.

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interceptor
interceptor

Sorry if my answer is late, but it seems that the only difference is that model that I've got is an extra cutlery drawer and it looks like it is more silent than that other model. At least that is what I've found on Bosch website.

interceptor
interceptor

Sorry if my answer is late, but it seems that the only difference is that model that I've got is an extra cutlery drawer and it looks like it is more silent than that other model. At least that is what I've found on Bosch website. Also it appears that model 38 (one I got) has extra spray head for big pots and pans and has implemented newer and smarter water level and pressure control for better cleaning. Harvey Norman was right it is newer model.

Leigh
Leigh

Thank you very much for replying.


AnneMarie

AnneMarieasked

Hi

Can you tell me whether the door on the SMS68M38AU can be opened after the start of a cycle so that you can add something extra.

regards
Anne-Marie

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Milmaurand
Milmaurand

Yes. No problems. Have done this a few times & the program resumes from when you close the door.

duglous
duglous

Yes you can. It pauses the wash cycle. :)


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Details

CategoryFreestanding Dishwashers
FeaturesChild Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack, Self Cleaning and Time Remaining Display
Number of Place Settings 15
Water Rating5 star(s)
Water Consumption12 L/wash
Energy Rating4 star(s)
Maximum Noise Level42 db
Number of Programs6
Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
Dimensions 845 x 600 x 600 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
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  • MPN: SMS68M38AU

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