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What Does “H01” Mean on Bosch Dishwasher?

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You scrape out food from your plates, set them one by one in the dishwasher, and finally turn it on, thinking now you will relax but suddenly confronts a message of H01 on your Bosch dishwasher?

What is this message? Why am I getting it? Do I need to call an expert for help?

If it sounds similar, don’t panic because the H01 message on your Bosch dishwasher is not an error message. But then, what is it?


Bosch dishwashers have a very convenient feature of delayed start mode. Using this feature, you can delay your dishwashing cycle by up to 24 hours and manage your dishwashing according to your routine.

The H01 indicates that your delay start mode is activated, and the cycle will start after 1 hour. You can see H01-24 indicating that you can delay the cycle up to 24 hours.

Read further to know what H01 means on your Bosch dishwasher and ways to fix it.

“H01” Message on Your Bosch Dishwasher

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Nothing is worse than getting error messages while doing your dishwashing. It makes you panic and delays your work until the problem is fixed.

But you can take a sigh of relief if you are getting an H01 message on your dishwasher. Thankfully it is not an error but a message to indicate the start of delayed start mode.

Let’s face it; nobody wants to keep their dishes longer in the dishwasher once it stops.

The Bosch dishwasher provides a helpful feature to its users in deciding when they want the appliance to work and delay its performance up to 24 hours.

The H01 indicates the start of the delay mode, which means your dishwasher will start 1 hour later. You can increase the duration and take up to 24 hours at your convenience.

How Do You Enable/Disable the Delay Mode?

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If you want to use the delay start mode, follow the instruction below to activate it:

  • Put the appliance in standby mode by closing the door and switching on the ON/OFF switch.
  • Press the + button long enough until you see the H01 message on display.
  • Now press the + or – button on your display and set the desired duration of the delay.
  • Once it’s set, press the start button to confirm the setting.

Disabling the Delay Start Mode

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If you want to disable the feature, follow all the steps mentioned above, and once the H01 message displays, press – so the timer goes to h00, indicating no delay.


Have you ever delayed your dishwashing by keeping your dishes out on the counter because you had to be somewhere? We know the pain of scraping off food and cleaning the dishes once everything dries out.

If you have a Bosch dishwasher, you can save yourself some time and effort by using the delay start mode.

The H01 message indicates that your appliance will delay washing for 1 hour. You can set the timer according to your preference or disable it by setting it to 00.

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