Written on: 21/06/2002 by Roger. (1 review written)
Easy to clean Stainless front door,
Very HOT water.
Control Panel failed.
I purchased the Bosch SHU6805UC dishwasher three and a half years ago and the push button control panel failed on the Regular Wash Cycle. This is the cycle I use most. Upon closer inspection I realized that Bosch does not use metal springs behind the push buttons, but use instead plastic molded tabs that provide the spring tension. These tabs obviously get brittle with time and heat since they simply break and fall off. From reading the other posts on this board, it seems that about three - three & a half years is the average life expectancy of the control panel.
Yes it's warantied for five years, but a few pennies more in improving the design would have made consumers happier and saved them thousands in warranty claims. When you spend as much money as you do purchasing their dishwasher, you tend to care for it and keep it for many years. I'd personally like to see them recall or provide an extended warranty on the control panel as it seems to be a known defective component on their product. Why should I have to pay to repair their flawed part in year six?