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Bosch classix 14oo washing machine displaying fault code F18.Wont pump water out but will spin if clothes are taken out.PLEASE can you help?

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It could be that its spinning after you take the clothes out because you have given it 2 opportunities to drain/pump out.. once with the clothes in and once when you have removed them. Machines wont spin if the water doesn't drop below a certain level within a designated length of time. The problem might be a simple blockage
Check filter
Check drain hose and pipe its emptying into
Put machine on its soap box side down (very important) and powered off (very important)
Looking up the base of the machine you will see the pump right in front of you
Check wiring
The pump on these machines if I remember well have 1 screw and then you have to twist it to remove it
This will give you a chance to see if something got behind or is wrapped around the emptying propellor

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    THANK YOU so much.All working now.

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check the pump clean out. sounds like something is jammed in the pump

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We had similar problem, with the spin cycle not working. We opened the 'drain' pipe (front-right bottom side). It was full of lime scale; never been opened for years. We cleaned it up and the spin cycle is now working.

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Hi Jeff, As you can see there's 3 different Bosh washing machine models, Hope you can find your error code.... CHEERS..

Bosch Washing Machine Fault Codes

F16 - Door lock error
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F18 - Drain error detected
F23 - Anti flood device has been activated
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F44 - Motor fault

Bosch WAE Range Washing Machine Fault Codes

F16 - Door lock problem
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F01 - Water intake timeout
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F06 - Short on NTC Detected on hot water intake
F07 - Open circuit NTC Open circuit wiring
F08 - Door open when program started
F09 - Unexpected heating
F10 - Communication error
F11 - Overheating
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DESPERATE..... Displays fault code F18 frequently.Have cleaned the filter 3 times now recently(in the last 3 days) and is very clean but stopped again.Just emptied ll washing out of it and spun it to


I would check that the drain pipe is also clear.
You can actually get a build up of old soap powder in the pipework.
This pipe would be on the rear of the machine (grey in colour) and would connect to your waste pipe (perhaps under a sink)
If you can pull the machine forward and check to see if this pipe is indeed blocked, or even restricted.

I found this answer that may help you.
https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120322120919AANhp8H

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I have a Bosch Classix 6 1200 Express that stopped working 23 minutes before the end of the cycle. It has been noisier recently but this time it stopped altogether and when I tried to spin the clothes the...


Hi davidandsall,

Before it can Spin (The last part of any cycle), it would need to drain the water first. Your machine is stock on that particular position, most likely because of a clog in the Drain Filter compartment.
You will need to clean it.

Please follow my below Tip on how to do it:

ACCESS, DRAIN & CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER

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Error code F18


F18 error code means that the filter is blocked.

Look around for a propeller shaped part, it should be able to spin freely. If not, remove the debris so that it is unblocked.

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Bosch Clasixx 6 wash machine wont spin or drain and filter is clear. Keeps showing F18 on clock. whats wrong?


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
'F18' for Bosch normally indicates a draining problem. As you say the filter is clear, have you been able to check that something is not jamming the drain pump/motor?
So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and general guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
If both the filter and pump are definitely clear, it COULD be the control board OR the main motor. Motors will show weaknesses when commanded to spin.

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Bosh Washing Machine F18 fault


I also had this problem - the machine was full of water and it flashed up F18. I had to drain the water out of the machine using the small pipe located next to the drain filter. There was loads of water to drain out. I used my oven roasting tray which was perfect for the job. Then I undid the screwcap filter. There was a lot of really black water that came out, along with about two pounds worth of coins and some hairgrips. Now my machine works perfectly !

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