Written on: 11/09/2011
Had my SGS5312 for around 14 years. No problems whatsoever until now. I put its longevity down to regular cleaning and junk removal from the various nooks and crannies. Currently have a complete failure to take water on board and debating whether or not to spend the money on bringing a service engineer out to deal with a fourteen year old machine or not. Would happily buy another one. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2010
Hi - had mine for 11 years! Still going strong but board replaced once (after 5 years) and resoldered twice since (after I found this excellent site!)
Machine has now broken down again, so got QER to repair board - they say they found normal problem with heater circuit burnout, but symptoms still occur with repaired board - on Quick program, gets to "rinse" and jams, on heating programs only gets to wash then jams. Pump, heater etc. all working. Can anyone suggest what I can try next... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2010
Thanks to all those who posted the fix details here... I too had the relay pin problem. Dishwasher fixed in-situ, start-to-finish 11 minutes (got to love electric screwdrivers and gas-powered soldering irons).
As a practicing electronics engineer designing products, I still haven't decided whether it's a design fault or just poor design... in any case, there was nothing conservative in the relay choice - and there are testing techniques (heat-sensitive camera) that would have identified the... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2009
I've owned this Bosch dishwasher for 10 years and had the same problem a number of times - wash gets most of the way through the cycle and then stops almost at the end, doesn't drain the final rinse. Other than this problem, we love the dishwasher, it's silent and very efficient and the wife wasn't happy about replacing it (not just a question of cost but the dishwasher actually does a decent job - when it works!).
For the first few times, I was able to fix it by applying a soldering iron... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2007 by Ralphy (1 review written)
My Bosch sgs5312gb is now about to be on its third control panel repair in 8 years - I would never buy another one without consulting a review site first. All of the reviewers have the same problem - joints in the control panel that fail, leading to everlasting cold washes and suds in the bottom. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2007 by nickkkk100 (1 review written)
I was the 6th person to review this machine on this string. The new pcb broke down again a couple of weeks ago. I did not have any electrical solder to repair the broken joint on a pin in the pcb (as is the usual complaint). So I used plumbing solder which is probably harder and melts at a higher temp. It is now fixed again and we will have to see how long it lasts this time. The machine is now about 6 or 7 years old. The PCB seems to have about 3 years use our of it - if you are lucky! (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2007 by daz9643 (1 review written)
Thought i'd add my experience. My brother has a Siemens dishwasher but it has the same control pcb as the Bosch. This is the second time it has blown up so i took a look at it for him, found this website, did the link on the pcb as the pcb plane had blown as everyone has also experienced. This still did not fix the problem. Noticed one the the driver ic's had a piece of the plastic casing blown off the top, the MC1413 - 7 darlington transistors in a single ic. Checked it with the power off... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2005 by stevehawk (1 review written)
I have a Bosch SGS 5312/12 for 6 years on which the water would not get hot, I thought it was the element until I found this review centre. I would like to thank all who put the repair details on.
Yes my pin was blackened so I put the fix in place. The hardest part of taking it apart was the clips on the plastic casing and putting them back on. Now the machine runs like a dream. Thanks again to all (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2005 by Brian Perry (1 review written)
I have had the Bosch SGS5313GB Dishwasher for a few years. It too would not heat up and would just continue in the wash cycle. Having found this site I followed previous contributors advice for repairing the PCB by re-soldering the terminal. As others have said it was blackened and so easy to identify. Clean it up, resolder and now everything works perfectly.
I am not an electrical engineer, but I do own a soldering iron. It really wasn't difficult. In fact the most difficult thing was... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2004 by mjones3 (1 review written)
Fantastic site. Came back from hols to face a 4 year old broken Bosch SGS5312GBDishwasher just died with no sign of life. Spent 15 minutes finding this site 10 minutes to find Davids review of 7th July 04 followed the instructions. The fault was just has many had seen (burt terminal on relay on PCB). Bridged pin to others on the same circuit, put back together - works fine !! All within an hour of coming home !! Lots of browny point in the bank !! Thanks again. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2003 by Nick Lane.
Our 5312 went the way of all others - yes the control panel went. I spoke to Bosch Service who sent an engineer, who replaced the £87 component, "as a gesture of goodwill"; the labour cost £60. I was pretty impressed by this - and indeed by the excellent service engineer who was very professional. By the way I quoted the above issure re the control panel to Bosch before they came out - this seemd to help get us a free replacement. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2003 by Unhappy with Bosch.
The circuit board failed, the water valve failed and the heating unit failed. Bosch covered the circuit board (not the labor). Said the other two failures were out of warranty. Have paid $600 over 5 years and the last repair has not fixed it. Means another call to the repair man or buy a new one. Bosch said sorry out of warranty. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2002 by Lindsay Ruddock.
My Bosch SGS5313GB dishwasher is two and three-quarters years old. It has broken down, doesn't heat and doesn't complete any cycle. Before it stopped completing the cycle I had noticed it taking longer than usual and there was a lot of soapy foam left in the bottom.
On top of it breaking down my other complaint is that I can find no repair manual or any kind of guide as to how to take it apart for simple diagnostics and fault finding. Despite the fact that it has an electronic control panel... (read more)
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