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Bosch Dishwasher E08 Error Code

Dishwasher’s make life a little easier at home, don't they? Especially when you've cooked and enjoyed a large family meal, as it then solves the much-debated question of “Who’s doing the washing up tonight?”

If your Bosch dishwasher is sadly flashing an E08 error code at you, it is usually related to a low water level inside the heater of the dishwasher.

This could be caused by it not filling correctly, a blockage to the heater or if the drain hose is set too low and allowed the water to drain away.

Following this guide should help you find the fault that is causing the error, and hopefully help you get the water flowing into your dishwasher once again.

Cause 1

Solenoid Inlet Valve

A possible cause which could lead to your dishwasher not filling at all may be a faulty inlet valve (also known as a fill valve). If you suspect that your valve is no longer operating at its optimal performance, you can see our helpful steps below to assist you in some checks that you can do - so you can hopefully get your dishwasher working like new once again.

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.

  • Check the solenoid valve flow meter for any signs of damage.
  • Remove the fill hose.
  • Carefully remove the small filter from the inside of the valve or the hose seal filter if fitted and inspect for blockages. If the filter is clear, the solenoid valve is likely to need replacing. Prior to replacing check the water valve for faults using a multimeter.

To assist you with this check, you can see our useful video on How To Use A Multimeter

If you do need to replace the inlet valve, you are certainly at the right place. Luckily you can view our full range of replacement valves on the eSpares website.

You can also see our easy to follow guide on replacing the inlet valve on your dishwasher yourself.


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