Question about Bosch Classixx WFO 2466 Front Load Washer
THE SPIN BUTTON WAS FLASHING SO IN ORDER TO CLEAN OUT THE PUMP, I TRIED TO REMOVE THE PUMP CAP. TO NO AVAIL. IN FACT IT HAS STARTED TO BREAK AND IS STUCK FAST. PLEASE ADVISE ON HOW TO REMOVE IT SAFELY. THE MACHINE IS USELESS UNLESS THIS CAN BE RESOLVED. WASTE OF MONEY.
Best done on a warm machine but it was freezing cold when I eventually succeeded as follows: Similar to above, spray threads with lots of WD40 /liquid wrench type spray -- although its impact will likely be negligible, it reduces the risk of snapping the cap somewhat. Then use a good quality pair of long handled, adjustable "Water pump pliers" (like this: http://images.google.co.uk/images?um=1&hl=en&q=Water+pump++pliers&btnG=Search+images ). Get pair that provide several grooves that allow you to set the narrowest gap allowed. I bought a pair 25 years ago, German made, they have undone numerous things (cars, plumbing, household) where nothing else came close. This is the best tool in the world - period. So don't skimp, get a good pair (not those floppy loose screw types), with flat parallel jaws (a notch for nuts in both jaws is fine). Carefully place the jaws along the plastic "handle"/spine of the cap and slowly turn, be careful to maintain a firm but not excessive grip -- use the leverage of the long handles if you are not terribly strong. Magnifico! (Found: a plastic clothes label tag & much blue powder/limescale around it). After cleaning, lightly lube the threads with WD40 type spray and reassemble, not too tight - use hand tightness only if you can. Then follow the machine instructions (1 litre of water in chamber II & run the "Drain"-cycle) to flush the pump. Done!
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
This happens because something has come out of someones pocket i bet its a 5p piece this jams cap so you cant undo i fix this by removing drian pump and hoses and shaking out object sometimes its a bra wire which makes it harder try tipping machine back and put on drain setting keep tapping front of filter with wood block or similiar this will normally jar it loose then you can undo cap...check your pockets next time!!!
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
Try some heating, it would expand the cap a bit & hence enable you to unscrew. Or you can break it open, after you are sure you can replace with a spare from a shop.......... If it has cracked it will sooner or later leak.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
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F21 error is displayed when the washer is unable to drain, press PAUSE/CANCEL button twice to clear the display. After this please check the drain hose and drain pump filter for any blockages and make sure it is not clogged with foreign particles. You can also check the drain pump to verify that its working. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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