Top 20 Bosch 3.81 cu ft WFMC530 1UC Nexxt 500 Plus Series Washer Questions & Answers


Bottom right handside is a small window open it and u screw filter out to clean fluff and sometimes coins. Usually is the prob

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You have to inspect water outlet from the drum. When it starts filling water, water leaking out at the same time. So computer sees, thet water level is not going up, so it stops. You should call service, or if you have someone, who ca open and see. Some times you can find it yourselves

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Check with a local appliance parts supplier

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I have the same washing machine and have had issues with it. What problem are you having?

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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.


Good luck

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Sounds as if the rinse hold button has been set by accident.check the switches top left.if they are correct, then next query would be logic board has a problem, sometimes fixed by hair drying the board in cases of damp lack of use washer.if machine completes most cycle then I suspect rinse hold button is on or open circuit.

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The first thing to check is if the valve is open where the cold water hose hooks up to the house plumbing.

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If you have a smelly front loading clothes washing machine, toss in a Finish Geltabs (the ones that are all liquid) and run the machine on a hot wash cycle, medium to heavy load (to get more water in the tub) with no clothes in the machine. You don't need to use much of a spin cycle so set it on low. The washing machine will come clean and even the moldy spots on the rubber gaskets will disappear. A second treatment may be needed if the smell is not completely gone. We tried everything from vineger to bleach to baking soda to borax to commercially available odor removers from Whirlpool and Tide. Nothing worked until I hit on this idea. It's cheap, easy and can be done anytime your machine needs a refreshing. I used the orange Geltabs but any fragrance would be fine. Keep the door on your washer open a bit when possible to air out to help preclude those nasty smells.

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have you checked the filter and does the machine spin but not at full power they will not opperate propperly if you have a blockage alot of machines suffer problems like this because the waste water will not discharge due to blockages in the pump/ filter/sump hose, and if the waste pipe is connected to the sink waste they will block there try these few things first make sure all your water is discharging if you still have the same problem let me know.

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Hello Eric, welcome to FixYa.

The E13 error code on most series Bosch including the "Nexxt" series 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 )
  1. Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner) macmarkus_26.jpg
  2. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.
macmarkus_30.jpg

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.macmarkus_28.jpg


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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.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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Thanks again Mark

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Hi emily446,

Take out your Tray from the drawer (Usually un-clips on the sides or top)

Then clean the holes inside the drawer at the roof. There will be small holes, clean these with either ear-buds or toothpicks. These holes get clogged quite often, and cleaning them will allow water through to the machine again.

Also clean the tray, especially near the hole at the back where the fabric softener gets siphoned through.

Kind Regards

JEDEMEYER1

* If this solution helped you, please rate it

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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 )
  1. Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner) macmarkus_26.jpg
  2. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.
macmarkus_30.jpg
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.macmarkus_28.jpg


macmarkus_29.jpg

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.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)









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Hi, E04 means that you are not draining quick enough, if you are using HE detergant then your drain line is probably clogged. There is a round access panel on the lower right corner of your washer. If you stick a small screwdriver through the tiny little hole on this panel and twist the panel off you will see the drain pump catch. You can twist this cap off by hand and remove all the debris inside. WATCH OUT a lot of water will be coming through.

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E04" means the "suds or pump is blocked." Try ds..
  1. 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, I can't say! I'd guess you could get wet.
  2. Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner)
  3. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.
  4. Insert the bit into the hole in the door. It will push in a tab, it doesn't take much force. Rotate the hole to 6'oclock and it should come free.
  5. Once the door out of the way you'll be greeted by a 3-4" plastic cap with wings so you can unscrew it by hands. There is a small collector lip at the bottom of the cap, that is where I held my wet/dry vac to catch the water. Unscrew slowly so you don't get flooded. Take your time and keep unscrewing it until it is free.
  6. Pull out the trap that you just unscrewed and you'll most likely see the item that caused the E04 error code. There is an side of the trap that is marked that it needs to be installed facing downward, so watch for that when you put it back in.
  7. Read these directiosn upside down and backwards to put it all back together.
  8. Run a load and watch for leaks. You could leave the door off until you are sure you screwed the cap in tight enough.
Hope this helps..

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Hopefully the info below will supply you with the answer you requested and a little more.

**Unplug the washer from the wall or turn off the breaker before attempting any repairs**

  1. Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner) macmarkus_26.jpg
  2. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.

macmarkus_30.jpg


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 on the lip of the panel 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 or with the aid of pliers.


macmarkus_32.jpg


( you should also see a ring attached, if you pull this the door should unlatch, but getting the water out first if present is usually a good plan )


macmarkus_31.jpg


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.


Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa.

Hopefully the info below will supply you with the assistance to get the door open for now at least...I will add though, The door typically locks as a result of the unit failing to drain, (unless it was just a power failure as you referred to) so...


**Unplug the washer from the wall or turn off the breaker before attempting any repairs**

  1. Locate the round door on the front of the machine (about 6" in diameter, lower right corner) macmarkus_26.jpg
  2. Find a drill bit or small screwdriver that fits in the hole in the round door.

macmarkus_30.jpg


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 or with the aid of pliers.


macmarkus_32.jpg


**NOTE - you should also see a ring attached, if you pull this the door should unlatch, but getting the water out first if present is usually a good plan


macmarkus_31.jpg


Once the door is open and you've removed the items you wanted. Unplug the washer for 20minutes or so and then plug it in again, to see if the control "resets".

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.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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Hi melanie I649,

The error you are receiving is the Door Lock error.

Do the following:

Unplug the machine, leave it OFF for about 5 minutes, then replug and try again.

This should work, if it doesn't, then let me know.

Regards

JEDEMEYER1

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E02 seems to be that the water lines coming in (either hot, cold, or both) are either blocked or turned off. Basically the machine isn't getting any incoming water.

Begin your pump cleaning procedure by first disconnecting the power and turning the water supply lines off; to properly remove the access panel, find a very small slotted (flat bladed) screwdriver that will fit easily into the hole in the access panel. Gently push in ever so slightly and rotate the access panel clockwise. The panel will fall away and you will now see inside the unit a rather large handle.

NOTE: Before removing the pump drain get yourself a towel to catch the water that will come spilling out of the pump housing. There is a good amount of water, nearly a 1 litre / 1 quart.

Grasp the handle and rotate it counter-clockwise. The water in the pump will drain out, as will any lint or debris material in this filter unit.

Using an CLEAN rag, proceed to wipe out the interior of the housing. Any material that builds up in here can be a source for odors left in your clothing. It is a good idea to clean this housing at least 1 or 2 times per year, depending on how much use your units gets. The more loads per week, especially if you have a rather large family, you might consider doing this cleaning 4 times a year with the changing of the seasons.

You will also need to clean the filter plug. Be careful not to damage the rubber gasket, if you damage the gasket the housing will leak.

When everything is clean, re-install the filter plug, DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN! Re-install the access panel. Turn on the water supply lines and replug the AC line into the wall outlet. Run a Quick Wash cycle to clean out the pump of any other loosened materials.

Hope this helps (remmeber to rate this answer).

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