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Bosch Nexxt DLX washer-can't open round panel in lower front

I want to clean the filter in the front. I have washed a lot of laundry w/ dog hair and suspect there is a build up in the filter. I have read some other comments but cannot get the round access door off the front. The manual says this door is only for authorized service access. Should I do this or not?

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  • Sybil Carlson Jan 29, 2009

    The hole in the panel is very small. W/ such a small screwdriver I am not getting much leverage. The panel moves about 1/2 inch but won't budge past that. If I try to force it further the screwdriver (which will only go in 1/2 inch or so) slips out and I scratch the panel.

  • paigespal Mar 16, 2009

    I have been pushing left and right and it only budges by millimeters. I don't know how it's supposed to come off. But this is only the tip of my iceberg. I'm just trying to free my trapped laundry because my service estimate on the thing not draining is 2 days.

  • mrproza Jan 23, 2012

    You have to push inside a small hole and then turn left or right. Inside will be a filter. When you unscrew it, some water will come out. Rinse filter and remove dirt and some debris from inside. Carefully insert filter back (have to be specifically oriented) and screw it.

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Its easy to do, and no you dont need to be a tech. I use a small screww driver w/ the tip in the hole push it left or right until it comes loose. then just un screw the pump cover. be careful the edges are razor sharp.

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The cabinet (and load capacity, and many other charactristics) appears to be identical to my my 3-year-old "Siemens" model WFXD8400UC. (Yes, with regard to home applicances "Bosch" and "Siemens" are the same company.)

To open, you need to go CLOCKWISE, a bit more than one inch of movement at the hole. (This is about 1-1/2 inches along the outside edge of the round access cover.) INSIDE, there's a tab on the front cabinet, and a little plastic bit along the edge of the access cover, for the purpose of forcing you to put it back the same way....

There's 3 tabs and 3 gaps which match up to hold it in, but this 4th notch and plastic bit force you to put it with the hole at the 5 PM position. If there's damage from previous attempts, it's probably messed up down there-- and you might have to get kind of brutal. As an absolute last resort, drill through the round cover in various places and just wreck it-- towards the inside, try not to bash the cabinet too much. The replacement part is cheap.

Once you've got it off, you can bend the cabinet notches back into place before putting on the new one. Which, of course, you don't NEED in oder to run the washer. But if you start drilling, or hammering, or lunging with screwdrivers, be SURE not to go deep and damage the pump cover and the pump housing- all the stuff causing problems for you is less than 1/4" wide, there's ABSOLUTELY no need to go any deeper with any tool.

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