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Bosch 500 Washer - Can't Open the Filter Door

I can feel the pin depressing when I stick a wrench in the small hole on the filter door but it won't open when I twist the door. What am I doing wrong???

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I did it! The trick was to push a small nail into the hole and push in on the filter door while rotating the door...all at the same time. The original problem was the water not draining and the washer displaying code E04. Just like a previous solution stated, there was one knee high sock in the drainage pipe.

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HOW TO RESET E27 CODE ON A BOSCH VISION 300/500/DLX CLOTHES WASHERS


You first of all need to check the pump filter. This is located at the bottom front right of washer. Look for a drop down flap or cover, once located, unscrew filter anti-clockwise to remove and clean. Of course be prepared for a lot of water and junk. The pump itself is directly behind the filter housing, check there to see if anything is stuck in the plastic blades. It should turn freely. Your washer door will not open if there is water in the washer, just some kind of precaution, so don't force the door.

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Mar 03, 2013 | Bosch Dishwashers

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I need to know how to unlock the door


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I understand you are having trouble removing the filter access cover on your Bosch Nexxt washer, correct ?

I've posted my solution to error code E13 which should in turn explain to you how this covered should be removed...the first 3 steps should explain/illustrate how this is done, you can omit the rest if you like or review for cleaning procedure.

**Unplug the washer from the wall or turn off the breaker before attempting any repairs, and a pair of mechanics gloves are recommended due to EXTREMELY sharp edges...safety first**

Get some towels and if possible a wet/dry vac. If the machine drained, it won't be too bad. If your machine is stuck full of water that is typically the reason for a locked door, that sucks...hopefully you won't get too wet. ( maybe you`re lucky enough to be close to a floor drain )
  1. Locate the round door on the front of the machine as you know (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner)
  2. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.
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3. Insert the bit into the hole in the door. It will push in a tab, it doesn't take much force. Rotate the hole (clockwise) to 6'oclock and it should come free...it will not rotate unless the release tab is pushed in. (the edges are very sharp so be careful).

4. Once the door is out of the way you'll be greeted by a 3-4" plastic cap with wings so you can unscrew it by hand. ( you should also see a green ring with a string attached, if you pull this the door should unlatch, but getting the water out first is usually a good plan )

There is a small collector lip at the bottom of the cap, that is where you can hold the wet/dry vac to catch the water. Unscrew slowly so you don't get flooded, until it is unscrewed all the way out

5. Now pull out the trap and visually inspect the inside of the pump as well as the filter/trap. Hopefully you'll find the item/debris that initiated the error code.macmarkus_28.jpg


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6. After removing any debris or obstruction`s re-install the button trap/lint filter and plug the washer in to power or reset the breaker and give it a test.

7. Run a load and watch for leaks. Leave the pump access door off until you are sure you screwed the cap in tight and there are no leaks.

Ultimately you may have a faulty drain pump, but I would certainly start by performing the things I listed first.

Let me know if you require further assistance and if not and this solves your problem, please rate the solution I provided accordingly.

Thank you for coming to "FixYa" and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Oct 24, 2011 | Bosch Nexxt Premium WFMC6400UC Front Load...

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Hi, I tried inserting a drill bit and turning clockwise (into the Bosch Nexxt 300 washer) but the little round door won't release. I can feel the spring inside depressing when I push in the drill bit....


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Had the same problem with our Bosch, cap would not even turn!
Suggestions-
pour anticalc/limescale fluid into any gap there is around the cap. Empty the machine and you can switch it off providing the door is open! Then pour the contents of at least 2 sachets of proprietary anticalc powder/liquid into the drum direct together with a kettle full of boiling water. Leave overnight at the very least. The following day run just a spin cycle as then there will be no water diluting the mix. This mix will go through the filter and motor and is likely to help release the filter/cap. If you feel like it, do the overnight again. If nothing else it will ensure that the heater element is clean!
I had to spend a couple of hours gently turning the cap back and forth until it finally released its hold- but the filter did not remain attached to the cap by its rubber ring. More patience, anticalc fluid and all was revealed!
I now run an anticalc clean regularly............which reminds me..............!

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Sep 09, 2011 | Bosch Nexxt 300 Series WFMC2201UC

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Door will not unlock


There's a small round "door" at the lower front right of the washer. At the 5-o'clock position in the door there is a small hole. Put a small screwdriver blade in the hole and push in just a little then rotate the door clockwise up to the 6-o'clock position. The door will come out and behind it are the drain filter and the emergency door unlocking rod/cable held to the right side of the drain pump by a clip. Gently pull the rod/cable down until a click is heard then open the door.

Jul 20, 2011 | Bosch Nexxt 100 Series WFMC1001UC Front...

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We have error code E:13; and can't get the door open .. can you assist?


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

The E13 error code on most series Bosch washer`s refer to a drainage problem, as you may or may not already know. ( or in Bosch terms "pump time exceeded" )

Anyway, here`s the most likely way to remedy a E13 code.

**Unplug the washer from the wall or turn off the breaker before attempting any repairs, and a pair of mechanics gloves are recommended due to extremely sharp edges...safety first**

Get some towels and if possible a wet/dry vac. If the machine drained, it won't be too bad. If your machine is stuck full of water that is typically the reason for a locked door, that sucks...hopefully you won't get too wet. ( maybe you`re lucky enough to be close to a floor drain )
  1. Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner) macmarkus_26.jpg
  2. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.
macmarkus_30.jpg
3. Insert the bit into the hole in the door. It will push in a tab, it doesn't take much force. Rotate the hole (clockwise) to 6'oclock and it should come free. (the edges are very sharp so be careful).

4. Once the door is out of the way you'll be greeted by a 3-4" plastic cap with wings so you can unscrew it by hand. ( you should also see a green ring with a string attached, if you pull this the door should unlatch, but getting the water out first is usually a good plan )

There is a small collector lip at the bottom of the cap, that is where you can hold the wet/dry vac to catch the water. Unscrew slowly so you don't get flooded, until it is unscrewed all the way out

5. Now pull out the trap and visually inspect the inside of the pump as well as the filter/trap. Hopefully you'll find the item/debris that initiated the error code.macmarkus_28.jpg


macmarkus_29.jpg

6. After removing any debris or obstruction`s re-install the button trap/lint filter and plug the washer in to power or reset the breaker and give it a test.

7. Run a load and watch for leaks. Leave the pump access door off until you are sure you screwed the cap in tight and there are no leaks.

Ultimately you may have a faulty drain pump, but I would certainly start by performing the things I listed first.

Let me know if you require further assistance and if not and this solves your problem, please rate the solution I provided accordingly.

Thank you for coming to "FixYa" and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)









Jun 12, 2011 | Bosch 3.81 cu ft WFMC530 1UC Nexxt 500...

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Where is the filter please -


Hi,

Welcome to FixYa.

The filter is located in the front near the bottom, follow below for a complete ┬╗"how to".

**Unplug the washer or turn off your breaker before servicing the washer...safety first**

To check and clean the pump on your washer, If you direct your attention to the bottom right side of your Bosch you'll see a small round cover like so...

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With the aid of a small screw driver, knitting needle, or anything small enough to fit in the small hole in this cover...

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It will push in a tab, it doesn't take much force.

Rotate the hole (clockwise) to 6'oclock and it should come free, the edges are extremely sharp so be careful.

Once the door is out of the way you'll be greeted by a 3-4" plastic cap with wings so you can unscrew it by hand. ( you should also see a green or red ring attached to a metal clip on the pump, if you pull this the door should unlatch, but getting the water out first if present, is usually a good plan )

There is a small collector lip at the bottom of the cap, that is where you can hold the wet/dry vac to catch the water. Unscrew slowly so you don't get flooded, until it is unscrewed all the way out. There is potential for a lot of water...even if the washer looks empty.


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Now pull out the trap/filter and visually inspect the inside of the pump as well as the filter/trap.

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That is how you gain access to and clear the filter on your Bosch washer.


Re-install the filter and run a test with some towels or something to check it`s performance and to insure the filter is tight with no leaks before putting the cover back in place.

If this answered your question, awesome. If not let me know and I`ll try and help further.

Hope you found this helpful. If so please take a moment to write a short testimony and leave a rating.

Thank you for choosing FixYa, good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Sep 29, 2010 | Bosch Nexxt 500 WFMC3301 Front Load Washer

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I have a bosch next 500 series washer and the door will not open. I have tried running the drain cyle and that doesn't work either.


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description, "the door will not open. I have tried running the drain cycle and that doesn't work either" ...there is likely something obstructing your pump/filter hence the door cannot open.

With bosch as with most front-load machines, if the pump is blocked or the unit doesn't drain sufficiently, the door will not unlock.

Anyway, here`s the most likely way to remedy the non-drain and manually unlock the door issue.

**Unplug the washer from the wall or turn off the breaker before attempting any repairs**

Get some towels and if possible a wet/dry vac. If the machine drained, it won't be too bad. If your machine is stuck full of water, that sucks...hopefully you won't get too wet. ( maybe you`re lucky enough to be close to a floor drain )

  1. Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner)
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2. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.

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3. Insert the bit into the hole in the door. It will push in a tab, it doesn't take much force. Rotate the hole (clockwise) to 6'oclock and it should come free. (the edges are very sharp so be careful or wear chain-mail gloves).

4. Once the door is out of the way you'll be greeted by a 3-4" plastic cap with wings so you can unscrew it by hand. ( if it's too tight it can be turned by pliers...gently )

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**DOOR RELEASE** you'll see a green ring attached to the pump, if you pull this the door should unlatch, but if the unit has water in it, getting it out first is usually a good plan )

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5. There is a small collector lip at the bottom of the cap, that is where you can hold the wet/dry vac to catch the water. Unscrew slowly so you don't get flooded, until it is unscrewed all the way out.

6. Now pull out the trap and visually inspect the inside of the pump as well as the filter/trap.

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7. After inspecting for any debris or obstruction`s re-install the button trap/lint filter and plug the washer in to power or reset the breaker and give it a test.

**Run a load and watch for leaks. Leave the pump access door off until you are sure you screwed the cap in tight and there are no leaks**

Ultimately you may have a faulty drain pump, but I would certainly start by performing the things I listed first.

Let me know if you require further assistance and if not and this solves your problem, please rate the solution I provided accordingly.

Thank you for coming to "fixya" and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Sep 10, 2010 | Bosch Nexxt 500 WFMC3301 Front Load Washer

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Can you tell me where the emergency latch is to open the front door of my Bosch 500 Series washer?I have error code E:13


Hi, the emergency latch release is behind the small round panel below the main tub door. A string will be threaded through the pump housing and you just need to pull it to open the main door. To open the access door ( small round panel ) you'll require a small round needle shaped object or really narrow screwdriver. Put it in the small hole in the panel push in slightly and turn to about 6 o'clock...clockwise that is. The small round cover should now come off and expose the pump with the string going through a hook on the pump housing. Let me know how you make out and also if you require further assistance with this problem. Good luck. Macmarkus :)

Apr 25, 2010 | Bosch Nexxt 500 WFMC3301 Front Load Washer

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Round filter door with little hole


There is a small hole in the door, you need a small drill bit or maybe a large paper clip to push in the "lock" behind the hole while you push the lock in turn the door clockwise and the door will come off. Try a rattling motion as it's not a smooth easy turn. Then get you wet vac, and a towel or two, turn ithe vac on and loosen the cap, a turn or two, on the pump, depending on the size of your vac you may have to stop and empty it a time or two. When you have all the water out take the cap out the rest of the way and collect your prize. line up the inner piece with the slot and replace the cap. Good luck, chuckb

Sep 08, 2008 | Bosch Nexxt 500 WFMC3301 Front Load Washer

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Water won't drain, door locked. can't open access panel


there is a small hole in round acess door, use a pointed tool or instrument of improvision to stick into hole, turn whole access door. once opened(removed) you will see a manual drain . turn the large cap inside cc wise.have plenty of towels ready.once water drains make sure it is clean inside (of lint,or any other foreign objects. reassemble and se if it works.

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