Troubleshooting Bosch Refrigerator Problems


If you are looking for Bosch refrigerator problems, this article will surely help you in this matter. We will let you know the 7 main issues of Bosch refrigerators and the different ways to fix them.

A good refrigerator should work according to the owner’s expectations, and it should create minimum disturbances for the users. The problematic refrigerator can easily frustrate you with constant dialing to the repair person.

So, it is always important to be aware of the refrigerator brands to avoid before you buy one for your lovely kitchen.

Common Bosch refrigerator problems include malfunctioning cooling systems, frequent warming, excess frost, noise issues, ice dispenser faults, and ice maker troubles.

7 Most Common Bosch Refrigerator Problems

Here are the most common Bosch refrigerator problems with a troubleshooting guide.

1. Cooling System Malfunctioning

Cooling system malfunctioning is a prevalent issue of Bosch Refrigerators. Most of the users complain about this issue in their reviews.

However, if the cooling system of this Refrigerator is not working correctly, you don’t have to worry about this issue because it can be fixed easily.

Check out the following steps to troubleshoot the issue.

  • Check the power supply properly.
  • Clean the condenser coils
  • Replace the door gasket
  • Check the temperature settings

2. Bosch Refrigerator Becomes Warm

Frequently becoming warm is also a significant problem for Bosch Refrigerators. Nowadays, most users complain about this issue in their reviews.

Moreover, this problem can also disturb the overall working of your refrigerator. It can be fixed in the following ways:

  • Make a call to the Bosch Service Center
  • Change the circuit board
  • Check the wires

3. Frost Inside the Freezer

Too much frost inside the freezer is not good for any refrigerator. Bosch Refrigerators sometimes make too much frost inside the freezer and create many problems for the users.

The defrost control panel malfunctions; this problem is common nowadays in these refrigerators. For this issue, you must consult the Bosch service center.

However, this problem with Bosch Refrigerator can be solved in the following ways:

  • Check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat.
  • Replace the defrost control panel
  • Consult the expert or Bosch service

4. Noisy and Loud

The next Bosch Refrigerator problem is loud Noise. When your Bosch Refrigerator starts making noise, this means that the evaporator’s fan or condenser is at fault. Also, if the door is not completely shut, it can also cause noise problems in your refrigerator.

To solve this issue, you must first check the evaporator’s fan. Try to turn the fan by hand to make it run.

Moreover, you also need to check the condenser fan’s fan if the evaporator fan is working correctly. You can quickly sort out this issue in the following way:

  • First, check the fan of an evaporator
  • Second, try to turn the fan of the evaporator by hand
  • Third, also check the condenser fan
Troubleshooting Bosch Refrigerator

5.  Ice Dispenser Problem

Most of the time, the ice dispenser of a Bosch Refrigerator does not work properly. Our team found this problem in the user reviews.

The dispenser control board is the main equipment that controls dispensers. The problem with the ice dispenser could be due to the malfunctioning of this board.

To troubleshoot this issue, you need to do the following things

  • Check the dispenser control board
  • Test the control panel
  • Consult the refrigerator expert

6. Problem with Ice Maker

Sometimes Bosch Refrigerators do not make ice due to incorrect temperature settings. If you set the temperature at 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the refrigerator will not make ice properly.

However, the freezer’s temperature should be set between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit to make the ice maker work properly.

When the ice maker of your refrigerator is not working, do the following things to avoid this problem.

  • Set freezer temperature between 0 to 5 Fahrenheit
  • Check and clean the condenser coils
  • Make the condenser fan work properly

7. Malfunctioning of Water Dispenser

Many times the water dispenser in Bosch Refrigerators creates problems for the users. This problem is caused due to the frozen water supply tube.

To make the water supply tube workable, melt it. According to the views of the users, malfunctioning of the water dispenser in the Bosch Refrigerator is common.

The following are the ways to troubleshoot this issue:

  • Check the water supply tube.
  • Thaw this tube
  • Consult the expert

Related: Bosch Washing Machine Troubleshooting

Why is My Bosch Refrigerator Not Cold?

A refrigerator is a process of removing heat from a confined space.

A refrigerator removes the heat from its compartment by absorbing heat and transferring it to the surrounding air, which then cools it.

A Bosch fridge achieves this through an airtight seal when the door is closed and a fan that cools the air before sending it back into the fridge.

If your Bosch refrigerator is not cooling, the chances are that something has gone wrong with this process.

There could be a problem with your cooling system, either because there’s no power going to the freezer or because of some other problem elsewhere in your house.

There could also be an issue with how cold you have set your temperature control dial.

Moreover, your Bosch refrigerator may not be cold because the freezer compartment is not working.

Before your refrigerator operates correctly, it must be below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

If your freezer is working but has not been below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, your food may have gone bad, and you should throw away the food in the freezer.


Bosch is one of the most reliable brands for refrigerators. However, there are cases where the refrigerator stops working or doesn’t work as efficiently as it should.

Bosch manufactures the best refrigerators, and with a little care, they can last a long time. If you’re not sure if your Bosch should be serviced, then here are some indications that might help you decide:

  • It takes too long for ice to form in the freezer
  • The refrigerator is noisy
  • It’s not cooling enough
  • Ice cubes are frosted on top
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Steven Settles is an ISCET-certified master in appliance repair. He has aced the National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam, showcasing his exceptional diagnostic and repair skills. With an in-depth understanding of the latest repair technologies and a keen eye on evolving industry standards, Steven is a go-to expert for any appliance issue.

20 thoughts on “Troubleshooting Bosch Refrigerator Problems”

  1. I feel that I am being ignored! Does that mean that no-one is prepared to help get rid of the noise in my fridge? I would just like to know please. Valerie Clark

  2. Had to smile – are you telling me off?!! I did say “please” when asking for help. It would be lovely if someone could stop this noisy fridge/freezer. It is the high pitch of the noise that is the problem. Valerie Clark

  3. I have had the Bosch fridge/freezer for 2 mos. I have tried to get used to the horrible high pitched noise. An engineer came and said it was the compressor. Surely something can be done about this. The engineer suggested I get in touch with the wholesaler but this is YOUR problem and I would like it put right A.S.A.P. please. I have always bought Bosch but never again. Valerie Clark

    • Why has the reply been cancelled? I have been waiting to hear from you and hope you can send an engineer who is prepared to actually look at the compressor and dull the awful noise. Valerie Clark

  4. My small Bosch refrigerator freezes every anywhere near that back of the refrigerator ruining veges, fruits, etc, a problem because the refrigerator is already a small one, so not much space. Please help!

  5. Aloha, my Bosch 800 series has recently been really uneven in cooling( it’s only a couple years old). I have it set at 39 degrees (any warmer food spoils in it), and at that temperature, anything at the back of the refrigerator gets frozen (and ruined like greens, fruits, veges)…it happens in the drawers and throughout the fridge. Please help! It’s the 24” long one so I already don’t have much space to be able to keep everything in the front…

  6. Every time I open my “brand” new Bosch refrigerator I have to towel off the shelves as condensation has formed on them. Whenever I called regarding this I don’t get any answers. They sent someone out and his answer was “dah”. The person on the phone suggested that the drain in back of the bin maybe clogged (new refrigerator) but the repair man didn’t seem to know where it was located and of course did nothing. People have asked me how I like my “new and expensive” refrigerator what should I say, I DON’T.

  7. I have a Bosch refrigerator that has a sealed unit cooling problem. 1.5 years after purchase. One year warranty and over 1k to fix. 3 repair men. Bosch customer service gave me nothing.

  8. Bosch customer service is non existent. Our refrigerator of 2 years old has been making fan noises since we bought it. More people and time trying to fix it. About ready to throw away and buy anything other than Bosch

  9. Bought the Bosch 800 fridge in April of 2019 along with a Bosch double oven and dishwasher. Over $7000 for the package. The Feron has leaked out and the fridge and freezer no longer cools. Paid approx $3000 new and repair person stated it would be approximately $1200-$2000 if the leak is accessible and could be fixed. NO warranty on parts just labor. Cost me $210 just to get this information.
    Now I am in the market for a new fridge and it won’t be Bosch even if the new fridge won’t match the other Bosch appliances. SO disappointed in Bosch.

  10. My bosch combo frig/freezer has a problem. There is ice on floor of freezer which i understand is problem of defrost water in freezer is not draining out of properly. I want a video for bosch to help guide me to fix this blockage.

  11. No problem with the freezer making ice cubes, but ice is blocked in the shoot and does not come out!!
    Tried a number of times to clear the inside box and try again but still not working.
    Any suggestions!

  12. Which models did you review & the year model? About to purchase a French Door 800 services, however-
    Our ELECTROLUX refrig/freezer has caused a huge problem for the health of at least two family members- throat irritated & daughter with bite-like bumps on her hands/ arms caused by rust/ mold from frozen water dispenser that just stopped working!!! I have felt tired and like I was catching a cold in my throat and ears for months now off & on – depending how much time I spent in the kitchen/ family room!
    A large ICE BLOCK is adhered to the outside back of the appliance with rust marks running down and surrounding it! The sheetrock near bottom and floor are covered with rust, like a fine dust and apparently mold under the hardwood floor!!! I do have pictures! It looks like a dead RUSTY and WHITE ICE animal clinging to the back of the refrigerator/freezer!!
    Appliance repair person said he’d let the company know . They called today telling us it was over the 5 year warranty date, so they couldn’t help us!

    THIS NEEDS YOUR REVIEW! The repair person has seen this before from Electrolux refrigerators!!!

    Is the 800-series French door counter depth refrigerator made by Bosch one you would buy??? Are there maintenance things we must do throughout the ownership of a refrigerator, that require checking the back of it???
    We need to make a quick decision, knowing many appliances are is short supply. Appreciating an honest reply from you, thank you!

  13. my bosch Refrigerator is not running, power is there, but not showing in the pc board, there is no fuse in the pc board. what might be the problem.

    • Hi Mike,

      I hope you are doing great!
      This is caused by a setting on your refrigerator called “Door Delay”. You should adjust this setting so that the light goes out after the door has been closed and unopened for 20 minutes.

    • Hi Jennifer,

      I hope you are doing great!
      The first thing you must do is remove all of the items that were in the bottom drawer. You can then clean up any spills or water that formed on the floor. Then, open the freezer door to allow it to dry out for a few hours, and finally let it defrost.


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