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Bosch clothes washer model WFK 2401 with error code 06. Already cleaned the pump trap several times but did not solve the problem. Please advise.

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  • jsamanie Dec 30, 2010

    Hello Macmarkus,

    Thanks for the reply. I ran the self diagnostic/test program and got the 06 error code. The door latch and door hinge alignment seem good and the door closes properly. Is it hard to replace the faulty door lock mechanism? The Bosch repairman cost $185.00 for the first 30 minutes and $20.00 for each 15 minutes after that. I am wondering how hard it is to change the door lock mechanism myself? My e-mail address is



  • jsamanie Dec 30, 2010

    Hi Macmarkus,
    We ordered the Door Lock Item #1159500 and will receive it on 1/3/11. Have a happy new year.

  • jsamanie Dec 30, 2010

    Hi Macmarcus

    We ordered the Door Lock Item #1159500 and it will be delivered on 1/3/11. We will let you know how it goes.

    Thanks and Happy New Year

  • jsamanie Jan 04, 2011

    Dear Macmarkus

    I installed the new lock assembly and that fixed the error code 06. I just ran a load and it performed the whole cyle without errors.

    Thanks for all your help.



  • jsamanie Jan 04, 2011

    The solution was very helpful. Macmarkus diagnosed the problem correctly with detailed instructions on how to replace the faulty part. I ordered the part and installed it myself in about 10 minutes. I probably saved between $200 and $300 conservatively. Thank you very much.



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Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description it sounds like a faulty door lock mechanism. As you may or may not already know the 06 error code for the WFK2401 Bosch washer indicates an error in the lock has been detected.

This is from the Bosch service tips I have, so you should be able to check it with this info...

Bosch clothes washer model WFK 2401 with error - macmarkus_185.jpg

I also have this available to you in "pdf" and I can send you if you want to provide an email address since the "pdf" cannot be attached or sent via these post's.

You can also run a self diagnostic/test program by following these steps I've laid out, then let me know what you find...I suspect a faulty lock as I alluded to though.

To enter test program for WFK 2401 washers:

1) Set cycle knob to any "X" (reset) position

2) Press and hold Pre-Wash and Start buttons at the same time. While still holding Pre-Wash and Start buttons, turn unit on by pressing On/Off button.

3) Keep holding Pre-Wash and Start buttons (only) until digital display comes on (~ 5 seconds).

**HINT: Turning washer off at any time will end test program**

When test program has been entered:

Start light will flash

Digital display will show 00 for no faults or will show fault codes below:


Let me know what you find as I said or if you require further assistance. Thanks for choosing FixYa for your repair inquiry and good luck

please rate the solution I provided accordingly.


Macmarkus :)

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Dec 30, 2010

    Hello again,

    The changing or checking of the door latch assembly actually isn't very my opinion, and depending on your mechanical abilities it likely wouldn't be that hard for a do-it-yourselfer...with help.

    **The first step is to unplug the unit from the dryer, or the wall depending on your particular first of course**

    The door switch itself should be held in place via two screws which should be visible when you open the door to the basket, but first remove the spring which holds the door seal/boot gasket in place,


    Once the spring is removed, you can fold the boot gasket back away from the front panel, this will allow you to reach in and remove the door latch assembly...with the wires and fasteners from the front removed as well of course.

    It should look like this image...

    Front view:

    Top View:

    This part is available at on-line supplier "" for around $35USD and their part is # 1159500.

    Let me know if any of this is not clear or you need my help in any manner. Good luck.


    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Dec 30, 2010

    Great ! I will watch for your progress report/results, or if I can help in any manner let me know.

    Good luck to you and Happy New Year too.


    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Jan 04, 2011


    I'm glad you're back up & running, all in all you likely saved $200 or $300 conservatively. Good job !

    Hope you will take a moment to rate the assistance you received here, and thanks again for choosing FixYa.


    Macmarkus :)



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