How to Fix Bosch Dishwasher Error Code e09

You have every reason to worry when your Bosch dishwasher displays an e09 error code and beeps as it is connected to a serious problem in dishwasher circuitry that should be fixed on an immediate basis to avoid any further damage.


Causes of e09 Error Code

Although it occurs seldom, when it occurs, this error code requires urgent attention as it indicates a problem with the Bosch dishwasher heating element.

However, this is not always the case. Your Bosch dishwasher control card may also have some problems that could have resulted in triggering this error code.

If you are wondering what could have resulted in burning the heating element, then please note that it can be due to 2 reasons:

  1. If the water used by the dishwasher is very hard and has very high TDS, then it creates a deposit on the surface of the heating element. This, as a result, creates resistance that converts to heat and ultimately results in the rapture of the heating element.
  2. A second most common reason is the non-cleaning of the drain filter. When the drain filter is not cleaned regularly, the water circulation speed is affected which is directly responsible for overheating the heating element, which can lead to its potential breakdown.

Please note that the issue with heating elements on Bosch dishwashers results in error code E22, which can also be easily fixed.

Methods to Fix Error Code E09 on Bosch Dishwashers

Method # 01: Simple Turn Off & ON

Maybe the error is due to a communication problem inside the dishwasher, and in that case, it can be easily fixed if you follow the following steps:

  1. Turn Off your Dishwasher.
  2. Take its plug out of the socket for 30 minutes.
  3. Connect and turn it ON again.

If the problem is fixed, well and good, otherwise it is almost confirmed that the error resulted owing from the heating element burning.

Method # 02: Replacement of Heating Element

Before we proceed with the steps to replace the Bosch dishwasher heating element, please make sure you have bought the right heating element for your dishwasher.

Bosch Dishwasher Heating Element Cost: Normally, you will be able to get the bosch heating element from $80 to $120.

Step by Step Tutorial

In order to change the heating element, be advised that you will be dismantling your dishwasher, using the below-mentioned steps:

  1. First and foremost, disconnect the dishwasher from the power socket.
  2. Now look for the clips in corner of the dishwasher and unscrew them.
  3. Afterward, proceed with the removal of insulation and then unscrew the other screws.
  4. Once done, you will be able to open the tub door to pull out the racks.
  5. Next, remove the spray arm and filter.
  6. Then, you will see the circulation pump. Remove its four screws.
  7. Next, turn over the dishwasher and unscrew all the screws.
  8. Remove the sump and then disconnect the drain pump wires.
  9. Once wires are removed, remove the drain pump.
  10. Now, it is the heater’s turn. Remove its clamps and screws that hold it and safely remove the heater.
  11. Once you have the heater, install the new heating element. Re-install everything in its place in reverse order.

Once everything is re-assembled, turn ON the dishwasher. Hopefully, the e09 error code would be gone now.

If you have any questions related to the replacement of the heating element to fix the e09 error on the Bosch dishwasher, please feel free to get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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