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Bosch WF 120FR. We get brown scum building up on rubber seals which transfer to washing. Cleaning seals every wash does not cure problem. What can we do ?

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  • alan_whytock Sep 28, 2010

    Many thanks Ginko. Your recommendations appear to have fixed the problem.



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The problem is often caused by the use of an incorrect detergent type.

Disconnect power and clean the gasket with vinegar and water (or citric acid if you do not like vinegar smell). Clean also inside the tub, access drain hose and free the drain filter from any lint or dirt.
The drain filter is accessed opening the door at the base of the appliance, under the washer door. The access may be covered by a plastic trim that can also be used to collect water coming from drain hose. Instructions are often illustrated on user manual, havve a look. Keep power not connected while you do maintenance.

After fixing the problem, change the detergent type, or the problem may occurr again.

If that does not fix the problem, call Bosch and get an on site technician. Maintenance described above, along with use of right detergent should get rid of the problem.

If this helped, please do not forget to accept the solution.



Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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    Ginko Sep 28, 2010


    Thanks for the update.

    If the solution helped, please do not forget to accept the solution.

    All the best.




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