Just out of warranty .. power supply
We purchased this dishwasher two years ago when our previous Bosch dishwasher (white with a dial and much cheaper) ceased working after 20+ years without incident. This new dishwasher just exceeded its 2 year warranty and the power supply died. Having spent $1400 on this machine we expected it, too, to last at least a few years (estimated 5 or 6) without incident, but to our dismay we were wrong. The service person arrived last week and fixed it at a cost of $450 which is the price of some new dishwashers (different brand and poorer water consumption). However, we will certainly not be fixing this dishwasher again should it have another fault.
Great dishwasher but could be better
I do really like our Bosch Serie 8 dishwasher, had it for almost 3 years now and 99.5% of the time, dishes are sparkling clean. It's ultra quiet and dries the dishes really well too. Only flaws are despite being mindful of how we stack the bottom basket, we still see rub marks on some of our plates from where the rotating arm hits them. This is even after ensuring there is ample gap. Some of the basket parts are also starting to split and rub off the plastic covering and rust on the hinge points although to be fair we use it everyday at least, so this is after 1000+ cycles. Besides that, it's a solid dishwasher and our 2nd Bosch, the quality in general is very good.
Purchased in April 2016.
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
Really excellent dishwasher, it makes the dishes all sparkling. No smell & I like the design because you can fit large plates!!!
The design is slick & modern which fits modern kitchen. Amazing!!!
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Not up to the job!
When I was choosing a new dishwasher two years ago I thought that paying a premium for a product that was both designed and made in Germany would be a guarantee of trouble free performance. How wrong I was. My pots, pans, plates, cups, knives and forks, or any of the other kitchen ware that typically goes into a dishwasher rarely come out properly clean. After two years it is getting worse. Having a variety of settings is useless when even keeping it on the super wash option is not effective. There are times when I have had to repeat the whole cycle twice. Even though I use the recommended dish cleaning capsules they frequently remain undissolved at the end of a full cycle. In my experience this Bosch model is not fit for purpose.
Purchased in November 2017.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A
- Verified purchase
Quiet and cleans well. Large compartments for big pots and pans. Wish it dried better
Bought this due to great reviews and upgrading from our 3 year old Westinghouse as it was not cleaning as well or drying as well as our old little Omega we had in the granny flat. Turns out I am never going to find a dishwasher that dries as well as that cheap little slimline Omega!
To be fair, this dishwasher is super quiet, has great options and is very easy to use. If I open the lid immediately after a cycle and leave it for an hour or two, it will dry but if I put it on over night and select the extra dry function - plastic won't dry but ...I suppose that's prob asking a little much? I was looking at an LG model which had an auto door opener when the cycle ended - I do wish I had looked at that option more as I hate hand drying the loads of plastic kids ware that comes out of our dishwasher! Still, if you are looking for a quality dishwasher that's super easy to use, it's an excellent option and non-plastic does dry perfectly fine on the extra dry option.
- Serie 8 SMS88TI01A
- Verified purchase
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.
Worst dishwasher ever made.
Bought this dishwasher for $1400 Mayember 18 took 6 months for it to fully stop functioning. Had to get both main boards replaced. After 5 weeks the machine wont turn on again. Worst $1400 ever spent. Should of stuck to a $300 Dishlex at least they turn on and function when you need them. How do i make it 0/5 stars?
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.
My previous Bosch dishwasher died after 2 years and was replaced under warranty. Now, a few years later, the heating element in this one has stopped working. I contacted Bosch (via their website) simply to confirm what part number I need to buy to in attempt to fix this machine that I have the great misfortune of owning. They haven't had the courtesy to reply. Bad dishwasher. Non-existent customer service. Will avoid Bosch for the rest of my days.
Purchased in September 2016 at Under warranty.
This would be the Porsche of all dishwashers, and you pay for what you get
It has been almost 3 years since I’ve gotten this dishwasher, and I am still amazed by how unbelievably quiet it is, so quiet that I have to get close to the unit to find out if it’s operating.
With the amount of cooking that gets done at home, I often get gobsmacked on the amount of large pots this spacious dishwasher holds. Besides the conventional 2-tray dishwashers, the compact additional tray ensures that everything can comfortably make its way and no dishes get left behind.
When you think that this German-made dishwasher cannot get any be...
Purchased in August 2016.
You pay for quality and it's still cheap
Bought this last year at Harvey Norman on special as I have a back problem and can't do the dishes and also to save water and it is the most amazing product in the world of dishwashers. So many features and it is so spacey and looks very stylish too can't go wrong with this company and engineering.
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.
Easy purchase; smooth delivery and installation. Like our previous family Bosch dishwasher this unit is even more of a hero. Digital touch display within the inside of door, easy to use. Several loading options make for easier loading. Filter easy enough to clean. **Whisper quite operation. Well done Bosch; more power to you for yet another quality product. (NB. I have now found receipt and can see we paid $1,398:00 more than I had remembered as this model was NOT on sale however no regrets at having paid more than some models.)
Purchased in March 2018 at The Good Guys, Albury NSW.
After much research I finally settled on a Bosch serie 8 dishwasher. The price was higher than some other machines on the market but given this was my 3rd dishwasher I was happy to pay extra for a superior machine. I have had this machine now for about 5 months & have been very happy with all aspects of the experience. The machine really is whisper quiet- I have actually opened it once mid wash not realising that it was even on! The start/operating buttons are discreetly on the top of the lid, initially I wasn’t sure about this feature but now ...I have it I like the sleek look this provides. My dishes have come out really clean every time without the need for anything to go back for a second rinse. I highly recommend this machine, I’m not one to normally review an appliance but is deserving of one!
Dishes come our sparkling!
Great dishwasher, cleans dishes well, even when in the quick setting. It looks stylish and is very quiet. Great internal layout, that can cater for every day dishes or a dinner party without issue. So happy with our purchase!
Purchased in April 2020.
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.
Very useful and efficient
I have been using this dishwasher for 8 months now. Silent Operation and uses only 12 litres of water as advertised. That is a big achievement considering the amount of dishes you can wash. I usually scape and rinse the dishes for better result. Always uses with Finish Rinse aid to complete the cleaning. Very easyto use
- Serie 8 SMS88TI04A
- Verified purchase
Cleans well. Plenty of programme options. Very energy and water efficient. Easy to install and set up and oh so quiet in operation. You sometimes wonder if it is on and working it is so quiet. The display provides and excellent progress indicator for you. The racks have multiple ranges to fit a variety of items and the optional wine glass holder works well.
The best dishwasher we've owned to date. Note: check there are two options available - one with an interior LED light and one without. Why they would sell one without beats me.
Questions & Answers
Just bought the above model.
After installation I discovered that I can not remove the panel, so I will put the skirt on ? ANY Suggestions ? Help ! please
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Thanks for your review, we appreciate the feedback. We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your dishwasher.
We'd like to help, if you contact us on 1300 369 744 we’ll investigate for you.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia
How well does this dry the dishes?
Hi there, just want to know if there is any way to stop the pre rinse on some of the cycles. I have looked through the handbook and it doesn't mention it.. it says pre rinse on the screen on some cycles. Thankyou
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch SMS88TI01A.
There is no way to stop the Pre Rinse. We would recommend using the programs without one.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Bosch Home Australia
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