Bosch Dishwasher has a nifty feature called InfoLight (a.k.a. indicator light or Info-Light), where a small red LED light is projected onto the floor to indicate whether the dishwasher is running or not.
The control panel display and other lights on my Bosch Integra (Model SHX45P06UC/64) dishwasher are tucked underneath the counter top so this InfoLight feature is very useful.
After my latest dishwasher repair (replacing my circulation pump), I was surprised to see that my beloved InfoLight was no longer working.
I knew that the light was generated by a single LED “bulb” with plastic diffuser tube so the light itself should have had a very long lifespan.
Rather than spending $30 bucks on a replacement part, I decided to take apart the dishwasher first to see what was going on.
- Torx T20 bit + driver (if you don’t have one, I recommend this inexpensive pocket set)
- Phillips screw driver
- Rags / Towels
Obviously if you do find your bulb to be broken, you need to replace it. Unfortunately, Bosch InfoLight (a.k.a. Info-Light, Statusanzeige fuer Programmende, red) – Bosch OEM Part # 424819 is rather hard to find.
- I recommend buying one from my favorite appliance replacement parts store, Appliance Parts Pros (click here for the latest price)
- If they are out of stock, you can buy one at Amazon (click here for the latest price)
If you buy one elsewhere, please remember that an “OEM authorized part” does not necessarily mean a “Genuine OEM part”
- STEP #1 – Turn off the circuit breaker to the dishwasher
- STEP #2 – Turn off the water supply via shutoff valve
- STEP #3 – For this particular Bosch dishwasher model, the entire door cover assembly comes off as a single unit so roll up 3 or 4 thick beach towels for support (I ended up using my leg)
- STEP #4 – Open the door all the way down (door should be PARALLEL to the floor)
- STEP #5 – Place rolled up towels (or legs) under the door for support (Fig. 2.1)
- STEP #6 – Using a T20 Torx bit, remove 8 screws from the door perimeter (4 on the left, 4 on the right, 4 on the top); place them in a bowl (Fig. 2.2) ; Keep track of these screws as they they are expensive to replace. I use Titan Mini Magnetic Tray (Model TIT11061) which works great;
- STEP #7 – You will need to remove 2 additional Torx screws (Fig. 2.3; one screw on each side, facing perpendicular to the perimeter edge);
- STEP #8 – Place a dish towel near the latch locking mechanism so the door assembly won’t slam shut
- STEP #9 – Gently slide the door cover assembly towards the top for 1/4″ to disengage the cover from the door
- STEP #10 – Gently separate the cover from the door assembly and place it on the floor (remove support towels or your legs at this point). Slowly pull up the door assembly upright towards the dishwasher. Make sure to control the door movement as it is now lighter without the cover assembly so the door springs will feel stronger; Please note that there are multiple wires attached between the door cover and door assembly
- STEP #11 – Disconnect 3 wires as shown
- STEP #12 – Please note in Fig 3.2, I applied a small piece of black electrical tape to indicate the original plug orientation
- STEP #13 – Locate the Info-Light (Fig. 3.3; lower right hand corner on the door assembly)
- STEP #14 – Using the same Torx bit, remove one hold-down screw from the InfoLight assembly
- STEP #15 – Crimp both side of the push tab to remove the bulb from the door;
- STEP #16 – This “bulb” is nothing more than a single LED light with diffuser attached to it; it is rare to have a LED light go bad but stranger things have happened so if you see a burnt mark on the diffuser, you will need to you will need to replace it;
- STEP #17 – If the light bulb checks out, look closely where the light bulb is located. In my case, a small piece of insulation (Styrofoam) broke off and it was blocking the light path
- STEP #18 – Take some damp paper towels and thoroughly clean up the surrounding area of dirt, hair, debris, etc.
- STEP #19 – Before putting the door back together, check all wiring connections to make sure that nothing came loose during disassembly
- STEP #20 – Reverse the steps to re-assemble the door;
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17 thoughts on “Troubleshooting Bosch Dishwasher InfoLight”
I have a different Bosch unit (SMV50E60EU) – which do not have infolight originally. I think to add this stuff (some other models have it with same control board/power board, ok maybe need some software change too). Could you help me please the feeding source of the infolight? Is it coming from the control board (at the top of the door) or from the power board?
infolight is attached to the same board that operates the soap dispenser door.
hope this helps?
My Infolight dos not produce a well defined circle od the floor but just i diffuse light, Where is the problem and how to resolve it?
Have you taken apart the door assembly yet? Since the article, I had to do it again to remove some “dust bunnies” that were obscuring the light completely.
Steps I outlined are fairly extensive so it should be easy to follow. Let me know if something is unclear.
Thermador Dishwasher… I followed these instructions to replace the “blue” infolight. No problems completing this repair! Thank you for this trouble shooting post!!
Awesome. Thank you for your comment!
In Step 4, when you say, “Open the door all the way down (door should be perpendicular to the floor)” — you mean the door should be PARALLEL to the floor, correct? It is perpendicular to the floor when it’s in the closed position. At first, I was confused whether you mean “open all the way down, PARALLEL to the floor” or “all the up, perpendicular to the floor.” Great set of instructions, though; I just bought a house with one of these dishwashers and the light isn’t coming on, so I’m gonna give this a shot…. 🙂
Yes, door should be PARALLEL to the floor. Thanks!
Hi Kevin, I was changing the door handle on my Bosch dishwasher and the info light came off. Could you share a pick of how the light should be attached? Thanks
The bulb points to the floor and the tab should be aligned with metal frame screw hole on the right.
Let me know if you need more info
I have a Thermador and took my dishwasher door apart and the LED Info light looks exactly like the Bosch one in your photos. I want to replace mine as it’s not coming on anymore but the dishwasher panel and washer work just fine. How can I get the light in blue and not red??
Very useful article, to obtain the led bulb my supplier is quoting to replace the module at £39.99 ( $31.50)
So I have to strip down first to check bulb
I do not believe the infolight comes in blue
This was the ONLY site on which I could find this info. Thank you! A friend gave me the dishwasher used. I replaced the soap dispenser assembly.. While doing so, I realized the InfoLight housing was crushed. It was inside the door, so no light shone down. Taped in the original and ordered the new part.. Your photos will make it easy to swap!
Thanks for your kind words! Good luck with your project!
Thanks for the excellent guide. My Infolight was intermittent, then flickering, then died. Stripped it down and one of the wires into the pushfit plug had sheared. I don’t think it’s possible to reuse the pushfit connectors so it looks like I need to replace the cable, but thanks again for showing me that the innards of a dishwasher are nothing to be afraid of!
Thanks for your kind words! I think I may still have some parts that I salvaged before recycling the broken dishwasher.
If you want, let me know what you need and I will take a look to see if I have it.