Bosch WFR 2460 washer - Drum does not move during wash/spin cycles
The drum does not move during the wash/spin cycles. No error messages appear on the display other than the usual wash program messages (like washing, spinning, fluffing). I have removed the back cover and the belt is on properly. When I select the spin cycle, it doesn't appear that the motor is even attempting to start. Thanks for any information you can give.
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take the back panel off make sure power is off and check if the belt has come off or broken and also check the pulley that spins belt is tight and if all that is ok then it sounds like the motor might need to be looked at
The 03 error code is the drain. Disconnect the drain hoses
and check for blockages. If no blockage "time" the drain interval. If
it's more than 6 minutes it's the pump. Also make sure you're using the
type of soap so the ball check valve on the bottom of the outer drum
getting fouled with excessive suds. Also disconnect the drain hose from
house plumbing and let it free flow on it's own. This will tell you if
block is in your plumbing, and not in the machine. Assuming that your
filter is clean.
I just had the same problem last week Aug 1 2009 on our WFK 2401 purchased in 2001
If you hear no motor spinning when it should then it's something with the motor. If you hear motor spinning, esp spin cycle, but the drum doesn't spin, then probably broken belt ($30 part).
Since I work on cars (this is very much like an alternator+belt) and wanted to avoid a $100 service call (just to come to house) and at least try for a quick fix before buying a new washer, I opened the back, confirmed belt looked ok, so tried replacing the brushes in the motor, and it worked.
For a good description on how to do this see http://dossy.org/2007/05/lots-of-miles-on-our-bosch-wfk2401uc-washer-motor/ I took some pics, and time permitting will post more details to this dossy site to help fellow owners. I purchased the brushes at partstap.com for $50 (incl tax+ship)
Remove rear panel and check the belt is o/k, if it is, then remove belt, undo 2 bolts that hold motor, unplug the motor connector, lever motor back with a screwdriver, and remove motor.
Check the brushes, they should be at least 5mm long, \any shorter, then replace.
Plz rate my solution.
We went through the whole "clean the soap dispenser" deal and results were the same. Exploratory surgery revealed that the Prewash hose (for lack of better term), which connects from the top of the drum housing to the right side of the dispenser drawer (facing the machine)was completely clogged with gunk. Especially strange since we don't prewash hardly anything, ever. The hose that connects the bottom of the detergent dispenser with the side of the drum housing did have a lot of buildup, but I do not believe it was the cause because this was only happening on the rinse cycle. I also found the flow meter was frozen up.