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My Bosch washing machine door won't open... HELP!!!

My Bosch (Next) Washing machine door won't open... HELP!!! I'm leaving on vacation and I need my clothes. It all started when I wanted to add additional clothes and I pushed the on/off button... nothing then I switched it off and still nothing... PLEASE HELP ME. JOANNA

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    same problem with my bosch axxix+ washing machine. door will not open. i checked the child lock and it is set to off, i did an emergency lock release but that did not work either. i hit the circuit breaker for over 20 minutes as suggested by the bosch hotline, but that did nothing. i can get service at $69 to come and give me a diagnosis and $110 an hour for the work. 

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barkencoa
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SOURCE: bosch wwf1201 won't drain.

Probably a blocked filter that needs cleaning.
You should find this located at the bottom front right of washer behind drop down flap/cover.
Unscrew anti-clockwise to remove and clean.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Bosch maxx

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I suspect that there is water still left inside as the drain pump has been unable to complete its task so they are being spun in water!
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
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!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters 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.
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 this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Posted on Sep 19, 2011

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SOURCE: My Bosch washing machine is leaving sludge like

Make sure the draw is 100% clean inside the draw compartment to if the draw is all clean next thing to cheak is the rubber door seal make sure it is clean all the way round next thing to cheak is the pump at the front of the machine pull down the cover and undo the the pump cover by tuning anti clock wise water will come out when you cheaked it is 100%clean put it back together if you get stuck read manual if all toughs things are clean or bean cleaned. do a 90 again with washer cleaning detergent with you can buy at the super market hope this helped.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

Testimonial: "Great advice. I cleaned around the rubber door seal with a thin long handled brush. Worked a treat. No more stains on my laundry. Thank you! X"

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SOURCE: Bosch maxx classic washing machine doesn't clean clothes

There are a lot of things to consider when trying to solve this problem. Obviously a front loader washes differently than a top loader. Top loaders tend to using a washing motion that is good for stains but wear out your clothes fast. Front loaders typically use less water and wash more gently, but in some ways still do better than top loaders. Anyway, think about any other variables that go into the laundry equation. Consider the distance the machine is from your water heater. This machine will use MUCH less water to fill than your old one, and, you know how when you turn a faucet on hot it takes a minute for the hot water to actually get there? It's the same way with your machine. If there's a sink next your washer, you should always turn on the hot water on the faucet until it gets hot right before you start the machine. The same goes for dishwashers. If there's not a sink close you can easily turn up the temperature for all hot water on your water heater, although that will use more energy.
Consider what detergent you're using. If you're using high efficiency detergent (like Tide he) maybe you should switch to your old brand. If you're using your old brand of detergent, try getting a high efficiency detergent.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

barkencoa
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SOURCE: my Bosch classic 1200 express washing machine wont drain or spin

Possibly a blocked filter or pump.
Ths filter should be at the bottom right front of washer, sometimes behind a removeable cover at the bottom of washer.
To clean it, unscrew anti-clockwise, remove and clean.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: bosch washing machine flashing red lights

all lights are flashing on bosch classixx express no thinh working no water intake door is locked what is the problem and can i do it myself

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