How Do You Reset A Bosch Refrigerator

Whether it’s for changing the alarm settings or making it functional, resetting a Bosch fridge can come across as a daunting task.

But the good news is that you can reset the different components without much effort or hiring professionals from the get-go. That’s why we thought it’d be a good idea to help our readers understand the nitty-gritty of resetting a Bosch fridge at home.

Let’s start then, shall we?

How Do You Reset A Bosch Refrigerator?

The easiest way to go about the process would be to do a hard reset, which involves unplugging its power cord (or switching off the power supply), waiting for 30 to 45 minutes, and plugging it back in (or turning the power back on). 

However, this should be the last resort, as it’s always recommended to reset the specific parts that are malfunctioning. And in the following sections, we will explain the different ways through which you can reset your bosch fridge.

How To Reset The Showroom Mode?

If your fridge is fresh out of the showroom, then you will have to reset it to the normal mode before starting to use it. This is because the showroom (or demo) mode disables the cooling function while keeping the lights and some other components functional for display purposes.

For this, simply turn off its power supply and wait for 5 minutes. Then, switch on the power and immediately press the alarm off button for 15 seconds or until you hear 3 beeps. Remember that this step should be done quickly within a few seconds of turning back the power.

You have now successfully reset the fridge to help it start cooling, but this is only applicable for the B36CL80SNS French door model.

How To Reset The Door Alarm Of The Unit?

Depending on the model, there are three ways to perform the reset door alarm manually:

1) Bosch-B11CB81SSS

If the door is open, then closing it will reset the alarm automatically. Alternatively, you can simply press the alarm button to switch off or reset the alarm altogether. 

2) Bosch-B30BB930SS

This model has the alarm settings separately located in the control panel, which users can use to change the alarm timings or switch it off completely. Likewise, some other models may require you to acknowledge the message that accompanies the alarm sound by pressing a relevant button.

However, keep in mind that the alarm may still get activated if you keep the door open for prolonged periods after accepting the message.

3) Bosch-B36CT81SNS

Keep both the drawer and fridge door shut to ensure that the alarm doesn’t set off. But if you want to reset the alarm intentionally, then you can do so by pressing down on the dedicated “alarm off” button until the display reads “off.”

How To Reset The Temperature Alarm?

The temperature alarm, as evident from the name, notifies about changes in the interior temperature of the appliance. Hence, it can be set off both by an open door and warm/hot food or beverages kept inside the Bosch fridge/freezer, which essentially obstructs the flow of cool air.

Moreover, the fridge can only cool up to a certain point, so increasing its temperature will cause the compressor to work harder. And this may cause severe malfunctioning in the unit, resulting in repairs or replacements of hundreds of dollars. 

In that sense, the easiest way to reset it would be to find the reason behind the trigger and rectify it. Next, acknowledge the reset message on the control panel display by pressing the “Ok” button. The successful acknowledgment of the message will make it disappear.

However, this may not always solve the problem, so you have to conduct some additional checks.

Firstly, ensure that the door and drawers are closed (which results in a properly sealed fridge that prevents sudden temperature dips). Aside from that, keep the ventilation holes free by removing any containers, plates, or bottles. 

Similarly, make sure that the thermostat or temperature dial of the fridge and freezer compartment is set at the coldest setting (or the optimal level). Otherwise, the change in temperature will invariably trigger the alarm.

Other than that, a warm fridge or freezer compartment, large quantities of fresh food, or the door being opened for too long can set off this alarm, so it may be a good idea to resolve these issues. And once you’ve checked everything, press the alarm off button to switch it off or perform the reset function.

How To Reset The Water Filter Alarm Of A Bosch Fridge?

As you may have already figured out, the water filter alarm sets off when it’s time for the fridge to get a new filter, filter bypass, or cartridge. 

Start by replacing the old filter or cartridge with a new one by following the steps given in the instruction manual. After you’re confident that the filter has been successfully replaced, press on the change filter button for a couple of seconds. 

You will see that the light from this button will go off, indicating that the timer or alarm is now reset. That said, this method is only applicable for the Bosch-B36CT81SNS where you change the filter after the indicator lights (of the change filter button) are lit up. This usually happens once the unit consumes 200 gallons of water (or every 6 months).

However, if you have any other model or have changed the filter in advance (i.e. before the indicator lights illuminate), then you’ll have to reset the alarm manually.

To do this, locate the main menu panel and the change water filter button on it. Now, keep pressing the button so that the display reads zero (0) instead of 1. While the latter means that the filter timer is in operation, 0 is the formal indication of a water filter change. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does The Fridge Have A Water Line?

A water line is an essential component in a fridge that’s integrated with a water dispenser or automatic ice maker. And the water filter change button helps you assess the filter’s condition, especially telling you when it’s time to get it replaced.

Can You Reset Bosch Refrigerators To Defrost Them?

Yes, you can unplug the power cord or turn off the power to help the unit defrost. However, make sure to remove everything from the unit and place adequate towels on the floor to absorb all the water.

How Long Will The Fridge Take To Cool Down After Resetting?

If you’ve hard reset a fully operational fridge, then its temperature should remain the same while the reset is successfully executed. Moreover, a completely sealed and unplugged unit can maintain a safe temperature for food items for nearly 4 hours. Hence, you don’t have to go through the hassle of emptying the unit.

Similarly, the freezer temperature remains stable to preserve frozen food between one and two days, even if the unit is unplugged. 

However, if you need to reset the showroom or demo mode, it will take some time for the unit to cool, meaning you won’t be able to store food in it during that period. And depending on the model and size of your fridge, it may take anywhere between 2 and 12 hours for the unit to become “functional.”

What Is the Super Button On The Fridge For?

The supper button on the fridge can be used to activate the “supercool” and “superfreeze” modes for the fridge and freezer compartments, respectively. These modes will come in handy while storing a large amount of food or drinks to chill them quickly.

Once you press the super button, it will bring down the temperature of the fridge from the default 40-degree Fahrenheit (approximately) to about 34-degree Fahrenheit. The unit will remain this way for a couple of hours before going back to the original temperature.

Similarly, the temperature of the freezer goes down from 0-degree Fahrenheit to -8-degree Fahrenheit for 6 hours before getting reset. 

Another thing to note here is that the coldest setting of the freezer or fridge section will always be the highest number displayed on the temperature dial. And this is applicable to all types of models.

Final Words


That’s all we have for you today!

As you may have understood by now, resetting your Bosch fridge isn’t a difficult task. However, we’d always recommend following the instruction manual to know about the exact steps, especially since not all models will have the same menu and mechanism.

But if you’re a first-time owner or aren’t confident about your DIY skills, it wouldn’t hurt to seek professional help, preferably from the brand itself.

We will see you another day. Till then, take care!

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