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How do I replace the drain pump for my Bosch WFMC530 Nexxt 500 Plus Series Washer drain pump?
the best way to change a pump is to do the following.
make sure the machine is fully disconnected and pulled clear.
remove the lid and using folded cardboard or old carpet, jam it down the side of the drum on the opposite side to the drain pump.
very carefully tilt the machine over onto its side (again cardboard or carpet on the floor to reduce damage to the side.
this should now give you access to the underneath of the machine with a good view of the pump with all the hose connections and wiring.
disconnect the wiring connector (usually held in place my a tag so may need a bit of a wiggle to get it out. it only fits one way, but just in case, take a picture to make sure.
using pliers or mole wrench, remove the clips from the inlet and outlet of the pump. leave the clips on the hoses so you dont loose or mix them up.
the pump can now be removed by unscrewing the unit from the front of the machine using a crossheaded screwdriver (normally a PZ2)
then its a simple case of reversing the procedure.
Dont forget to remove the packing in the washing machine and make sure all the connections are on correctly and secure.
Bosch 3.81 cu ft...
on May 31, 2014
We have error code E:13;
Hello, welcome to FixYa.
The E13 error code on most series Bosch washer`s refer to a drainage problem, as you may or may not already know. ( or in Bosch terms "pump time exceeded" )
Anyway, here`s the most likely way to remedy a E13 code.
**Unplug the washer from the wall or turn off the breaker before attempting any repairs, and a pair of mechanics gloves are recommended due to extremely sharp edges...safety first**
Get some towels and if possible a wet/dry vac. If the machine drained, it won't be too bad. If your machine is stuck full of water that is typically the reason for a locked door, that sucks...hopefully you won't get too wet. ( maybe you`re lucky enough to be close to a floor drain )
- Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner)
- Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.
3. Insert the bit into the hole in the door. It will push in a tab, it doesn't take much force. Rotate the hole (clockwise) to 6'oclock and it should come free. (the edges are very sharp so be careful).
4. Once the door is out of the way you'll be greeted by a 3-4" plastic cap with wings so you can unscrew it by hand. ( you should also see a green ring with a string attached, if you pull this the door should unlatch, but getting the water out first is usually a good plan )
There is a small collector lip at the bottom of the cap, that is where you can hold the wet/dry vac to catch the water. Unscrew slowly so you don't get flooded, until it is unscrewed all the way out
5. Now pull out the trap and visually inspect the inside of the pump as well as the filter/trap. Hopefully you'll find the item/debris that initiated the error code.
6. After removing any debris or obstruction`s re-install the button trap/lint filter and plug the washer in to power or reset the breaker and give it a test.
7. Run a load and watch for leaks. Leave the pump access door off until you are sure you screwed the cap in tight and there are no leaks.
Ultimately you may have a faulty drain pump, but I would certainly start by performing the things I listed first.
Let me know if you require further assistance and if not and this solves your problem, please rate the solution I provided accordingly.
Thank you for coming to "FixYa" and good luck.
Bosch 3.81 cu ft...
on Oct 04, 2013
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