Bosch Dishwasher SHE46C02UC/40 FIRE HAZARD, Bosch refuses to fix or recall
1901 MAIN ST SUITE 60 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- There is a "voluntary" recall on SHE46C02, as models Bosch / SHE46C, SHE56C / FD8501 - FD8505.
My dishwasher is a Bosch SHE46C02UC/40 FD8610 00093, and is not part of the "voluntary" recall, so it will not be repaired as defective by Bosch.
Based on quick review of Internet searches, MANY or MOST of the SHE436C models appear defective, the defect being a burned control board. By being physically burned (electrically shorting out), this dishwasher SERIES is a FIRE HAZARD. Although Bosch replaces boards for "voluntary" recall models, and the Internet has people soldering the boards for temporary repair, neither of these "fixes" will repair the defect of the circuit design which is causing an electronic fault which continues to result in a FIRE HAZARD.
The dishwasher is useless without a working control board and cannot run without a control board. Running the dishwasher with a defective board is running the dishwasher with a FIRE HAZARD.
Bosch refuses to fix and repair this KNOWN FIRE HAZARD model. Their "voluntary" recall was performed to limit the scope of recalls on the entire defective series. The entire series of dishwashers using these defective fire hazard boards should be recalled. The recall should be MANDATORY, not "voluntary".
It is unknown if the repair of the defective and recalled Bosch models eliminates the known fire hazard.
The board is expensive for consumers to replace, $150 USD or more just for the part. Replacing a burned burned with the same burned results in a CONTINUING
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is negligent in allowing a "voluntary" recall, when in fact, the defect and its proposed solution needed further evaluation and review. The CPSC will not act without further consumer complaints, but the CPSC website tries hard to hide where consumer complaints can even be submitted. I believe the recall should be MANDATORY.
I of course, will never buy another Bosch product, as their products are defective, dangerous, and the company knows it, and refuses to address the known defects. You have been warned.