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Bosch ASCENTA Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Congratulations and thank you from Bosch! Thank you for selecting a Bosch dishwasher. You have joined the many con- sumers who demand quiet and superior performance from their dishwashers. This manual was written with your safety and convenience in mind, and the information contained herein is very important.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: Please READ and SAVE this information WARNING Misuse of the dishwasher can result in serious injury or death. Do not use the dishwasher in any way not covered in this manual or for any purpose other than those explained in the following pages. Severe product damage and/or injury could result from the use of unqualified service technicians or non-original replacement parts.
  • Page 5 WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or serious injury, observe the following: This dishwasher is provided with Installation Instructions and this Use and Care Manual. Read and understand all instructions before using the dishwasher. This appliance must be grounded to a metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipment grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment grounding ter- minal or lead on the dishwasher.
  • Page 6: Dishwasher Components

    Dishwasher Components SHE3AR7xUC* SHE3ARFxUC* SHE3AR5xUC* SHE3ARLxUC* * “x” can be any number...
  • Page 7: Silverware Basket

    Top rack Top rack spray arm Vent Silverware basket Bottom rack Bottom rack spray arm Filter system Rinse aid dispenser Detergent dispenser Wash Cycles Additional Features Heavy Auto Normal Delicate Express Half Rinse & Adjustable Child Delay Flip Sanitize Silverware Model Wash Wash...
  • Page 8: Dishwasher Features And Materials

    Dishwasher Features Auto-Close: The auto-close feature will hold the door wherever you place it and then automatically latch when open 20 degrees or less. Delay Start: Delay the start time of your dishwasher using the delay start option. EcoSense™ Wash Management System: Checks water condition and decides if a second fresh water fill is necessary.
  • Page 9: Loading The Dishwasher

    Loading the Dishwasher Do not pre-wash items with loosely attached soiling. Remove all food particles, bones, toothpicks and excessive grease. Items having burned-on, baked-on or starchy soils may require some pretreatment. Refer to the Dishware Materials section for more information about dishware suitability. Load only dishwasher safe items into the dishwasher.
  • Page 10: Loading The Silverware Basket

    Suggested Loading Pattern - Standard Silverware Basket Top Rack Bottom Rack Additional Loading Pattern - Standard Silverware Basket (10 place settings) Top Rack Bottom Rack Loading the Silverware Basket Place knives and sharp utensils with their HANDLES UP and forks and spoons with their handles down. If large or oddly-shaped items are loaded in the silverware basket, be sure they do not nest together.
  • Page 11 Flexible Basket Placement Options The Standard Silverware Basket (select models) The standard silverware basket fits along the side of the lower rack. Standard Basket Placement Option Loading pattern for Flexible & Standard Silverware Baskets 1- salad fork 5 - tablespoon 2- teaspoon 6 - serving spoon 3- dinner fork...
  • Page 12: Rack Accessories

    Figure 1 Rack Accessories Flip Tines (model dependent) The racks consist of tines that can be folded down depending on what you may need to load in the rack. To fold down, grasp the folding tine and release from notch. Push folding tine downward to desired position as shown in Figure 1.
  • Page 13: Rinse Aid

    Figure 4 Adding Detergent • 1 tablespoon (15ml) will clean most loads (see Figure 4). 3 Tbsp. Max. • Do not use more than 3 tablespoons (45ml). 2 Tbsp. (25ml) 1 Tbsp. (15ml) • Do not over fill the detergent dispenser. •...
  • Page 14: Dishwasher Cycles And Options

    Dishwasher Cycles and Options Wash Cycles (model dependent) Heavy Wash: Best for cleaning items with baked-on food or grease. These dishes would normally require soaking. Auto Wash: With our most complex soil sensing capability, this cycle is perfect for use with mixed loads of dishware with varying amounts of food soil.
  • Page 15: Operating The Dishwasher

    Operating the Dishwasher Start the dishwasher: Press the On/Off button. One of the wash cycle LEDs will be flashing. You can now select a wash cycle. Press the Cycle Select arrow buttons to select the desired wash cycle. Press Start to begin the cycle. Delay start: Press the On/Off button.
  • Page 16: Care And Maintenance

    For models without display: To enter options mode: With the door closed, press the On/Off button to turn the unit on. One of the wash cycle LEDs will be flashing. Press and hold down the > button, then press and release the Start button. Now release the > button. The “Clean”...
  • Page 17 Figure 9 To reinstall the top spray arm, place it back in position and return the locking nut to its install position. Turn the locking nut clockwise to secure. Return the top rack to the top rack roller guides. Remove the bottom spray arm by first removing the empty bottom rack from the dishwasher.
  • Page 18: Self Help

    Self Help Dishwashers may occasionally exhibit problems that are unrelated to a malfunction of the dishwasher itself. The following information may help you with a dishwasher problem without involving a repair professional. Problem Cause Action Auto-Close 1. Auto-close feature will not work properly 1.
  • Page 19 Problem Cause Action Odor 1. Food debris is present at the bottom of 1. Remove the filters and clean according to the “care and the dishwasher maintenance” section of the manual 2. Food particles are present near the door 2. Refer to “care and maintenance” section of the manual seal 3.
  • Page 20: Customer Service

    If you are having a problem with your Bosch dishwasher and are not pleased with the service you have received, please take the following steps until the problem is corrected to your satisfaction:...
  • Page 21: Warranty Information

    (more than 100 miles from an authorized service provider) or is reasonably inaccessible, hazardous, threatening, or treacherous locale, sur- roundings, or environment; in any such event, if you request, Bosch would still pay for labor and parts and ship the parts to the nearest autho- rized service provider, but you would still be fully liable and responsible for any travel time or other special charges by the service company, assuming they agree to make the service call.
  • Page 22 BSH reserves the right to change specifications or design without notice. Some models are certified for use in Canada. BSH is not responsible for products which are transported from the United States for use in Canada. Check with your local Canadian distributor or dealer. BSH Home Appliances, Corporation, 5551 McFadden Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.