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Water leaking from the pump area

How do we get into the filter to clean it. We've unscrewed the cap on the front right hand side but we can't get any further into it.

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  • Chris Ware May 11, 2010

    brand? model? pump leaking?

  • ellieyarr
    ellieyarr Dec 21, 2012

    I have the same problem. I can turn the cap but can't remove. I have been able to do this in the past.

  • tracey110
    tracey110 Jan 06, 2013

    My front knob had come of the filter how can I now get the filter out?

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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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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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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.

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