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Daughter got door open & a lot of water still inside. Machine flashed up "clean pump" taken front bottom panel off & removed the round plug which drained all the water out. What do I do next? Thanks.

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SOURCE: smelly washing machine!

The black cover you have removed should be the only "filter"/trap in the drainage system inside the machine. The eggy smell you described has to be caused by one of 4 things; 1. Smell coming back through the drain, indicating that there is no water trap - easiest way to check this would be to disconnect the drain hose from the wall, smell the drain and see if it is the same smell or not. if so, install a water trap, or arrange the drain hose in a loop to form one. 2. Decomposing organic matter in the wet system. There could have been something in a pocket or that accidentally got in with the laundry that has somehow got stuck somewhere - possibly in a filter but also limescale can trap dirt in the system and various items can get stuck in all sorts of places. This can be solved nearly always by running through the cleaning procedure described on this link; if it doesnt work the first time - try it again - sometimes it can take a couple of tries but nearly always works great. there are also stronger chemicals than vinegar that you can use to clean the machine with, (but they should only be used in extreme circumstances as other components can be degraded) white vinegar is usually all you need. To remove the vinegar smell afterwards if necessary - put a teaspoon or two of baking soda through the machine on an empty hot wash. 3. Decomposing organic matter in the dryer outlet duct (or possibly in the lint filter area, but unlikely, also possibly under the machine up inside where the workings are) - rodents and insects and moss and funghi etc all love the warm moist air that comes out of the dryer and they always can find a way into the duct - something dies or poops in the duct and the smell can be unbearable - easy way to check this is to look in the duct if you can, and see if the smell gets worse if you have the dryer on. Clean the duct out with mild dilute bleach if this is the problem. 4. Some liquid detergents cause a build up slowly in the system that smell quite sewage-like (possibly some powders too, but not so common) - try cleaning out the machine and switching to a different detergent to check if that's the case. Unfortunately the Bosch website manuals page is down today - they will have a manual for your model almost certainly - it is an excellent site; try again in a day or two - and you should get a user guide downloaded. An overheating motor is unlikely to be the cause of this smell, "eggy" is not associated with motor or electronic overheating problems. Hope this helps, if you cant cure the smell with these tips, then unfortunately the machine has to be taken apart and the offending item cleaned out - if you fancy trying this yourself then please ask again and we could talk you through it, Good luck :)

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SOURCE: Bosch washing machine leaks at right bottom

The part that you removed, was the pump filter, the pump is located behind the filter, possibly, the pump itself is leaking, or the filter cover is not fastened in tight enough, pr the filter seal is defective, if after tightening, it still leaks, suggest you replace the pump.
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SOURCE: My Samsung WF218ANW/XAA front load washer will not

lefever352, I am currently trying to solve this same issue on the identical model. I removed , cleaned, and re-assembled all the water tubes and the entire pump assembly. The pump works but for some reason it is not priming into the drain tube. The pump assembly appears to have a diaphram over the outlet opening and it it looks like this might be the problem. I am still hunting the solution, BUT so far the above actions have to resolve our issue. I hope perhaps Fixya can help.

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I kept getting an E04 error code on my Bosch washer. This means that I have a drain or pump problem. First, I need to trouble shoot before deciding to buy a new pump or to call a repair man.
2. Make sure the machine is unplugged.
3. There is a access door on the bottom right side of the machine. It looks like a circle. Turn the circle and remove. Get Towels! If there is water in there, it will be coming out onto your floor.
4. Open the cap. It looks and works like a gas cap on a car.
5. Clean any debris that you find there. Then replace cap.
6. Reach up and squeeze the hose leading from the tub to the pump. There is a little ball inside that hose which is a safety device to keep debris from entering the pump. If that ball moves freely (not necessarily easily, but freely), there is probably no debris to clean out. But, you can always check by removing the hose clamp and looking (not easy at this point).
7. If you found debris in either place, once cleared, you should be fine. The smallest item can cause this error (a hair pin, wet receipt, hair ball, etc...).
8. Replace the access door on front right.
9. Plug in machine and try another load. If you continue to get E04 code, then your pump is probably bad.

2. Make sure the machine is unplugged.
3. Remove the access door on the bottom right side of the machine again.
4. Open the cap again.
5. Put your finger in the pump motor and try to spin it. It should move, but not easily. If it moves easy, your pump is probably bad.
6. You can order a new pump motor or the whole pump assembly. The new pump assembly comes with a hose to drain your pump. The original part does not have this feature. No worries, changing the pump is easy and fairly inexpensive ($80-100)


2. Make sure the machine is unplugged.
3. You will need to remove the front panel of the machine for the easiest access.
4. Prop the machine front up. There is a metal plate that is attached to the bottom of the machine by 2 screws. Remove both screws. Lower machine back to floor.
5. Remove the door. IT'S EASY. Open door. Remove 4 hinge screws from the door (not from the frame). Be prepared to catch the door once the screws are removed.
6. Remove the front of the rubber door gasket. There is a thin round shaped wire that sits in the groove of the rubber gasket. There is a spring on the bottom of the wire, making it expandable. Gently pull the wire from the groove and set aside.
7. Remove the rubber seal from the front panel (frame of the hole) by unclipping the rubber from plastic notches around the perimeter of the hole. DO NOT Remove the rubber seal from the inside of the machine. Leave it attached.
8. Take the control panel off of the top of the machine. There are 4 screws (2 on each side). Remove the screws, gently pull out and up. No need to unplug the electrical panel. Place the panel on top of the machine.
9. There are 2 screws holding the front panel on. Remove both screws. (1 on each side, on top)
10. There are plastic clips on the inside of the panel. These work similarly to a bedrail attached to a headboard. Gently lift the entire front panel, unlatching it from the clips, then pull forward.
11. Get Towels! If there is water in there, it will be coming out onto your floor.
12. There will be 3 hoses on the pump assembly. Remove the hose clamps.
13. Reach back and unplug the pump. (Squeeze the plug at the pump motor and pull).
14. There are little rubber feet which attach the pump assembly to the bottom of the washer. Push the entire assembly back and lift up. (similar to the bedrail/headboard scenario mentioned above)

1. Reverse the above instructions.
2. Put rubber feet in bottom and pull forward.
3. Plug in pump.
4. Attach hoses.
5. Put front panel back on and pull down to snap into clips. Put screws in.
6. Put rubber gasket back on. Put gasket on notches. Put wire ring into groove.
7. Put the control panel back on. 4 screws.
8. Prop front of machine up. Reattach bottom to plate using the 2 screws.
9. Replace door, using 4 screws. This will take 2 pairs of hands.
10. Plug the machine in and try it out.
That is all. I am not a professional. I am single mom who has to do stuff like this on my own. Since the pump did not come with instructions and Bosch refuses to tell a person how to take the washing machine apart, I tired to find instructions online, but was unsuccessful. That is why I decided to share. I wrote these instructions from memory. Hopefully, I did not miss any steps. But it really is easy. I was unable to attach pictures, so I hope my descriptions were clear enough.

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