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Bosch WFL2060. Can't unscrew the cover to clean out blockage.

My machine won't drain and suspect hairpins and other debris. You need to unscrew the cover at lower right to clear out debris and let the water drain.However it has become stuck.An appliance store suggest you need to turn as far as it will go and then pull.Doesn't make sense as it is a screw mount. It did not seem to work.Any ideas to make it budge and turn.

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    The exact same situation!!!

  • alicia2008 Dec 31, 2008

    We have the same problem. Even using a pair of pliers to try to loosen, but to no avail. Eventually we have broken the fins normally used for turning this plug. It's turning into quite an epic issue and we're still at it. We also know of family members with the same problem, so obviously a design fault. It's been a great machine apart from this - will just have to hope that the local agent carries these covers as spare parts...?

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Guess what. Same thing exactly just happened to me. The screw thread would not move much at all, so I didn't even get to the part of the process where you could 'pull'. Now I have also broken off the fins in the turning plug. I have been searching online to buy the 'pump cap' as a soare. This is hoew it is described in the manual, however I can only fing 'filter pump' for this model in any spares list. The picture looks the same as what I have just broken anyway.

  • Alyce Edgar May 11, 2013

    iN the midst of trying to get our pump cap out. It also came to a hard stop after 1/4 of a turn counter clock wise. Our dryer is stacked on top of our washer so it's difficult to turn the washer on its back like some people have suggested.

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I had the same problem.First, open the cover panel at the bottom right of the front of the washer (push the release down at the top of the panel (about 4 inches off the floor). Next, drain the water into a shallow pan by pulling out the black tube (to the left of the big round pump filter plug) and pull off the cap on the end of it. Next, (sometimes the hard part) unscrew the pump filter plug. If it's stuck you may want a tool. I ended up using a pair of pliers on this plug. You may want to use a pair of vice-grip locking pliers and put a piece of thick metal on each side so you don't break the plug (about 1/2" X 2" plate). MAKE SURE YOU TURN COUNTER CLOCKWISE! Wiggle it back and forth as you may have a wire or hairpin half in and half out of the pump filter area. It takes 2 full turns to get past the threads in order for the plug to come out. I had an underwire from a bra that gave me the worst problem. I worked on it for almost an hour. I have found change, jewelry, hairpins, BBs, small rocks, and a 4" long underwire from a bra. Please rate my solution if this gives you enough details to complete your task. THANKS!!

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  • Gerry Berry Sep 15, 2012

    Thank you Neobug! The "It takes 2 full turns to get past the threads in order for the plug to come out" did it for me as the user manual I have just says "Carefully remove the pump cap"! I used a pair of vice-grips and gently coaxing the cap to turn twice... I had a 6cm lolipop plastic stick and a metal paper clip inside. Now it is cleaned and working well. GerryBerry

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You do screw it to the left to undo it as much as you can, if it is stuck, then just keep gently pulling and trying to move it from side to side, screw it back in and out again, all the time moving it about as much as you can, hopefully you will eventually get it out to clean.
The fact that you are having trouble getting the filter out indicates that something is stuck in the pump filter, and this is what is holding it.
Just stick with it!!!
Plz rate my solution.
Thanks, and a merry xmas.

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  • lynn_mcatamn Dec 19, 2010

    Cool getting washing machine advice from a guy in a bow tie. Thanks :-)

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I had the same problem but the cap/cover was only turning about 1/8 of a turn and coming to a hard stop. I spent a long time jiggling and wiggling the cap to no avail. I thought if I lied the washer on its back it may release what was stopping the cap from turning (I unplugged all water and power sources first). Anyway still no joy. Had a look up under the washer and saw the pump. There is a hose that enters the pump held on by a quick release hose clamp. I used some pliers and carefully removed the hose and stuck my finger in the pump opening. Instantly found my sons DS pen. Removed this securely put the hose back onto the pump. Tested the cover and it came straight off. approx 2 turns. HTH.

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    nathan_holme Sep 08, 2012

    very helpful thanks. turning on it's back and getting into the back of it was perfect. We had a nail and a drill bit in ours!!

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    nathan_holme Sep 08, 2012

    Very helpful. I turned it on it's back and took off the hose at the back as well. We had a nail and a drill bit in ours. Thanks

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We just had the same problem and this blog helped. Our pump cap only turned at most 1/4 of a way counter clockwise. It was definitely a hard stop and we didn't want to use brute force as we heard it would potentially break the cap. We found a solution! If you happen to be a wood worker, you may have these already but get two plastic Irwin Quick Grip Wood Clamps. We secured the lid between two of these clamps, using the plastic yellow feet and just turned counter clockwise. After a couple of times of turning the cap, some water drained out, so have a flat pan and towels on stand by. We found a gunk of hair, and 4 brass collar stays and a small plastic clip usually found in men's dress shirts! Now the machine runs well and doesn't make weird engine sounds before it starts! Very happy! Good luck guys!

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