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Bosch Washing machine WFB 4001

Hi.
My washing machine as above keeps blowing the main fuse as soon as you turn on the power switch on the machine. Please advise what this could be?
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  • Indiego Jun 07, 2008

    I don't have this type of machine but did have this problem. It turned out to be the heating element blown. The reason it was shorting out was because as soon as you switch it on,the heating element is wanting to heat the water up. If the heating element isn't working, then it shorts out. Incidentally, when I switched it on with "Economy" pressed (which means the water does not get heated) it did not short out. After the new heating element was fitted it was working fine.

    Some other things that commonly go wrong and solutions:

    Drum not going round: more likely to be the "brushes" than anything else. These are easily replaced yourself, if you know how to do it.

    Not working at all, smoky smell last time it did work: the main fuse wire blown. This costs pence to fix. My repair man didn't even bother charging me for that, and it took him only a minute.

    By the way, if you have a decent repair person that you use regularly and knows your machine then it works out cheaper to pay for occasional repairs than it does to buy expensive yearly insurance once the guarantee is out of date. It can cost up to £85 per year. I have only spent £120 on my machine in 10 YEARS!!!

    Look after your machine well, don't over-fill it, doen't use really hot water all the time, and keep it clean and descaled, and it will last you as long as mine has (Hottpoint washer drier)


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Well, seems to me that you are using too much juice for the circuit, which implies a SERIOUS issue with the machine. perhaps the motor is locked, or something in control panel is shorted out?

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