If your Bosch dishwasher has error code E15 there is likely water in the base of your appliance. This error code is usually easy to fix, but it may require removing the dishwasher’s front panel and kick plate. Follow the steps below to fix a Bosch dishwasher E15 error code.
Control Board Malfunction
The E15 error code likely indicates a water buildup underneath the machine. In some cases, this error may be caused by control board issues. Perform a hard reset:
- Disconnect the power to the dishwasher for five minutes.
- If the error code returns, continue troubleshooting on this page.
Since this code is related to water pooling under the machine, it's crucial to inspect under and around the machine and determine the source of leaking water.
Tripped Safety Switch
Since the E15 code is due to a tripped safety switch, it's best to locate it and troubleshoot.
- Disconnect the power to the dishwasher.
- Remove the outer dishwasher door panel and the kickplate using a T15 or T20 Torx bit or Phillips screwdriver.
The safety switch should be visible now in the center middle of the machine. As water fills underneath the dishwasher, a styrofoam disk floats up and activates the switch. Follow these steps to reset the switch.
- Twist and pull the safety switch to release it.
- Carefully remove the styrofoam disk.
- Mop up the water in the basin and dry the disk.
- Check for interferences with the safety switch, like wiring, rat nests, and food debris.
- **Reassemble the dishwasher and power it on. The error should be cleared.
**This is the time to check for what caused the E15 error code. View the dishwasher leaking wiki before reassembly.
Simply resetting the error code will not correct underlying issues and could lead to significant damage to your appliance or home.
Some of the afflicted models are listed below, and you can use CMD-F or CTRL-F to check your serial number. This list is not exhaustive, and your model may not be listed.
GM926710, SHE43P25UC/64, SHE45M05UC/50, SHE45M05UC/50, SHE45M06UC/50, SHE45M06UC/50, SHE4AP06UC/06, SHE4AP06UC/06, SHE55M12UC/64, SHE55M15UC/64, SHE55M16UC/64, SHE55M16UC/64, SHE58C05UC/48, SHI4302, SHI4306, SHI6802, SHI6805, SHI6806, SHU9915UC/11, SHX43C05UC/46, SHX45M05UC/50