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Message: drainage blocked

The pipe in the back is not clogged, it is wide open. When we removed the cover for the pump in the front and open the valve, the water obviously drains out. However, when you put it back together and try to run it, it will go through a cycle and when it gets near the end of the cycle that when the message appears drainage blocked and won't drain.

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Scgawlik,
Happy to assist you,


You said,
The pipe in the back is not clogged, it is wide open. When we removed the cover for the pump in the front and open the valve, the water obviously drains out. However, when you put it back together and try to run it, it will go through a cycle and when it gets near the end of the cycle that when the message appears drainage blocked and won't drain.


The electronic type washers , can be unplugged and after 5 minutes restarted and the system is then rebooted. This resets the system and clears the codes !

If the drain is not blocked then you have a faulty sensor or a bad pump

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I keep getting a E 4 signal. A Bosche rep told me the signal is due too much soap in the washer and can be cleaned out with softner. No luck. The cycle starts but stops in the middle with water left...


You can find this issue addressed on another site....

http://www0.epinions.com/review/pr-Bosch_WFMC_3200_Washing_Machine/content_158390980228

Due to popular request, here is more information on the E:04 problem, and some assorted tips:

If you get the E:04 error, he first thing to try is turning the washer off and back on again. You will more than likely have to begin the cycle over, but sometimes this will clear the message.

Since clogging up the drainage pipe, I have gotten that E:04 message when I've used too much laundry soap. I think that's the main reason people see that message. Just turn the washer off and start the cycle again WITHOUT adding any additional soap. I think the suds somehow make the washer think the drainage pipe is clogged.

The other thing that can happen is a genuine clog, like in the case I described in my review. The Bosch is excellently engineered to protect the pump from damage. There is a circular panel on the front of the washer that hides the drainage hose. Remove this panel (simple, but there is a knack to it) and you can pull the drainage hose out. Keep a bucket handy because the hose will be full of water. You may lose a little bit of skin off your hand during this process, and it's best if you can have the salesman demonstrate this procedure for you. That panel is not the easiest thing to remove. You have to reach in past some sharp metal to get to the drainage pipe. Wrap a towel around your hand and BE CAREFUL. It's definitely worth a shot if saving a service call is worth it to you (and clearing out clogs are NOT covered by the basic warranty). My service man assured me that removing this panel would not invalidate the warranty, but you may want to check with your dealer before you open up yours.

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What to do when you get the "Drainage Blocked" message


So I had to put this tip up because it took several hours to find the problem and I was pretty frustrated until I fixed it.

Problem: The washer would not drain properly, the "Drainage Blocked" message would appear and the machine would shut down with water still in the drum.

Trouble shooting steps:
  1. Disconnect the hose from the back to see if there is something blocking it
  2. Open the pump clean out at the bottom front right of the machine and clean any debris

Those were the 2 most obvious solutions which didn't do me any good. My problem is that a piece of clothing somehow got between the metal and plastic drum and lodged itself it the drain hole. The machine would drain a little bit but not enough.

What I did:
When the pump turned on, I felt the tube coming from the drum to the pump (be sure not to electrocute yourself). The tube collapsed under the pressure so the pump on one end was working fine, but the pressure it was causing made the tube collapse because it could not flow properly. I got a little flashlight and looked inside the drum and was able to see that there was a clog. The easy fix would have been to undo the tube from the drum and clean it out. The clamp holding the 2 was positioned in a way that I couldn't reach it though. I dismantled a wire hanger and pushed it through a hole in the tub so that it pushed the blockage down a little. I then removed the clamp on the tube at the pump end and could barely see the item. I used the hanger again to grab it and could finally reach it with my fingers to get it out. Clamped the tube back on and good as new!

Tip: If your drainage tube between the pump and drum collapses when the pump starts, there is a blockage at the drum end that needs cleaning. Good luck!

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1. Switched the machine to 'pump-out' and got rid of as much water as possible.
2. Unplugged and disconnected the pump-out pipe from the house drainage and drained off as much additional water as possible into a bowl by gravity.
3. Removed the panel at the bottom of the back of the washer to expose the pump, the bottom of the drum and the main washer motor.
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