You have to completely remove the filter. twist and shake it until you remove it fully. when removed clean filter thoroughly, also use a long nosed pliers to remove any coins etc from filter aperature. clean the filter regularly
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The PRIMARY filter for discharged water in most front loaders is located under the opening of the washer behind a small 'door'. There is usually a small tube which you will need to pull the plug from and drain about 2 cups of water into a bucket BEFORE you remove the filter to clean it.
After you unscrew the filter which is mounted from front-to-back and clean it out, replace both filter piece and plug and replace the small drain tube.
Close the access door and operate your machine.
* Clean this filter every month or especially after washing heavy lint-producing materials.
Determine first if you hear any noise when it is trying to drain. If you do, the drain pump is getting power. Unplug the washer and remove the access panel below the door. There are screws across the bottom. With the panel removed, you will see the drain pump sitting on the floor on the right side. There is a cap on the front of the pump that can be unscrewed. Be careful as there could be a sunstantial amount of water that drains onto the floor. Have plenty of bath towels ready. Sometimes by tipping the washer back against the wall will cause the water to flow to the back of the tub minimizing the amount of water that will leak onto the floor. Now unscrew the cap and remove it. Look for any debris in the trap and around the impeller area of the pump. After cleaning it, reassemble everything but the front panel and try draining it again. If it works you are all set. If not, you may need to replace the pump as it could have burnt out
Look for broken plastic casing of the pump. A hairline crack would also leak water. Check for proper fitting of flexible hoses to & from pump. Another thing is to check for loose filter cap. A loose filter cap or broken O ring of the filter cap can leak water.
Clean the pump filter screen.... Remove bottom front panel see filter housing located next to pump unscrew cap by turning counter clockwise... Clean/remove debris located inside(place shallow pan under housing and remove cap slowly so you can reinstall if pan get full)... Be prepared for some water to leak out when cap is removed(could be up to several gallons depending on how clogged up it is) .
Based on what you`ve described, it sounds like perhaps there is an obstruction or partial obstruction in the pump.
I would first check the pump for obstructions. This is the number one contributor to these machines not spinning properly.
**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...
With the aid of a small screw driver, knitting needle, or anything small enough to fit in the small hole in this cover...
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.
Now pull out the trap/filter and visually inspect the inside of the pump as well as the filter/trap.
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 was the problem, awesome. If not let me know and I`ll try and help further.
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if you remove the bottom panel on the front, there should be 2 screws at the bottom of it, you will see the pump housing. On the front of that housing is a knob. Unscrew it and clean out anything that is in the filter area. *water will come out when you unscrew cap. have a bucket or a few towels ready*
Part of the problem is that your filter is clogged. Remove the front bottom panel by unscrewing 3 small screws at the base. At the lower right, there is a filter cap that you need to unscrew by hand. Be sure to put a small pail before you unscrew it because a lot of water will come out. Then clean the filter and screw it back in.
In terms of the leaking, that started with my washer just recently. It's not the filter....think it's the rubber seal in the front. If you pull back the rubber, there are small drainage holes that can get clogged. Cleaning helps, but doesn't solve it.
This error indicates an obstruction in the water pump. . Tip machine back so you can fit a bowl under the bottom right hand
side. Flip back cover at bottom right to reveal pump filter access -
unscrew (quite a bit of water comes out so have the bowl ready).
Removing the lower front panel (3 screws nearest floor), and opening the round, white water pump filter cap (be ready to catch about 2 gallons of water!) is the best place to start. All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver and a large, flat pan (deep turkey tray works well)!
YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE what I found in my filter housing this morning (see photo below)!
The washer is working fine now, although I may go back and remove the entire water pump so it can be dismantled, thoroughly cleaned, and reinstalled.