Bosch washers are notable for their reliable performance. Like many German appliances, they can last for decades. However, sometimes Bosch washers also break down. Escondido Appliance Repair technicians have repaired thousands of washing machines of this brand. Here are the “weaknesses” of the machines of this brand.
1. Drain Pump Failure
Breakdown of the drain pump – another trouble that often happens with Bosch washing machines. And most often – because of the inattention of users. Various foreign objects get into the pump from the pockets of things, and that is why it “jams” or the pump motor fails.
2. Wear and tear of the motor brushes
In Bosch washing machines, collector motors are used. Their graphite brushes are responsible for transferring voltage from the stator to the rotor. During use, the brushes are gradually worn out, which causes the motor power to drop. The drum can not reach high revolutions or does not rotate at all.
3. Control module malfunction
The control module contains the algorithm for washing machine operation. It receives and issues commands to all units of the machine. If the module is out of order, then the Bosch washing machine is disrupted programs or the washing machine does not turn on at all.
4. Breakdown of the hatch locking device
As the name implies, the hatch locking device is responsible for closing the door of the machine. If there is no locking of the hatch, the machine does not start washing. There is also the reverse situation when the washing machine Bosch does not open the door after washing.
5. The door seal is torn
The door seal of the hatch is damaged mechanically during washing or rinsing: sharp objects and clothing fittings forgotten in the pockets contribute to this. In Bosch with long service life, the cuff rubs due to vibrations of the machine or the rotation of the drum.
6. Bearing failure
The malfunction is found in Bosch washing machines with a service life of 5 years or more. Over time, the bearings become loose, the packing weakens, and moisture gets inside: this leads to corrosion and destruction of the bearings. The frequency of washing and overloading of the washing machine affects the timing of the breakdown. The more often you overload the machine, the faster the bearings fail.
7. Clogged drain path
The drain path gets clogged with threads, coins, buttons, and other small items from clothing pockets. Escondido Appliance Repair technicians have even encountered small items slipping into the tank. Places of clogs include the drain spigot, filter, pump, drain hose, and sewer.
8. Faulty drive belt
The belt that transmits the rotation from the motor to the drum is stretched, torn, or comes off. If the belt is loose or torn, the Bosch washing machine works as usual (drains, fills, heats water), but the drum does not rotate. If the belt slips, then the washing and rinsing cycles of the machine are normal, and the spin does not gain momentum.
Pay attention! If the new belt also comes off the pulley, this is a signal that the bearing is defective.
9. The shock absorbers are worn out
The shock absorbers in a washing machine are needed to “absorb” vibrations during operation. With long use and/or overloading the machine with laundry, shock absorbers gradually fail, which causes the machine to clatter and rattle.
Pay attention! Both shock absorbers are replaced at the same time for even load distribution.
However, to establish the exact cause of the breakdown can only be a master of the results of diagnostics. To call a specialist, call or send an online application.
Escondido Appliance Repair technicians leave promptly at your convenience. Diagnosis and, if agreed, further Bosch washing machine repair are carried out directly at the client’s home.