Question about Bosch Logixx WFT 2806 Front Load Washer/Dryer
We have inherited a fairly new 'Bosch WFD 2460 electronic' with no user manual. We have used it for a year and it is now emitting a disgusting eggy smell. We have checked the drainage and it is not blocked. We have taken off the front panel (at the bottom) and drained water from the removable black cover. Is there a separate filter somewhere on this machine that we can clean out? It seems to be working fine but the smell blows your head off as you walk in the front door!! Thanks
The black cover you have removed should be the only "filter"/trap in the drainage system inside the machine. The eggy smell you described has to be caused by one of 4 things; 1. Smell coming back through the drain, indicating that there is no water trap - easiest way to check this would be to disconnect the drain hose from the wall, smell the drain and see if it is the same smell or not. if so, install a water trap, or arrange the drain hose in a loop to form one. 2. Decomposing organic matter in the wet system. There could have been something in a pocket or that accidentally got in with the laundry that has somehow got stuck somewhere - possibly in a filter but also limescale can trap dirt in the system and various items can get stuck in all sorts of places. This can be solved nearly always by running through the cleaning procedure described on this link; http://ezinearticles.com/?Cleaning-Your-Washing-Machine&id=109993 if it doesnt work the first time - try it again - sometimes it can take a couple of tries but nearly always works great. there are also stronger chemicals than vinegar that you can use to clean the machine with, (but they should only be used in extreme circumstances as other components can be degraded) white vinegar is usually all you need. To remove the vinegar smell afterwards if necessary - put a teaspoon or two of baking soda through the machine on an empty hot wash. 3. Decomposing organic matter in the dryer outlet duct (or possibly in the lint filter area, but unlikely, also possibly under the machine up inside where the workings are) - rodents and insects and moss and funghi etc all love the warm moist air that comes out of the dryer and they always can find a way into the duct - something dies or poops in the duct and the smell can be unbearable - easy way to check this is to look in the duct if you can, and see if the smell gets worse if you have the dryer on. Clean the duct out with mild dilute bleach if this is the problem. 4. Some liquid detergents cause a build up slowly in the system that smell quite sewage-like (possibly some powders too, but not so common) - try cleaning out the machine and switching to a different detergent to check if that's the case. Unfortunately the Bosch website manuals page is down today - they will have a manual for your model almost certainly - it is an excellent site; http://www.boschappliances.com/site_tools/documents.cfm try again in a day or two - and you should get a user guide downloaded. An overheating motor is unlikely to be the cause of this smell, "eggy" is not associated with motor or electronic overheating problems. Hope this helps, if you cant cure the smell with these tips, then unfortunately the machine has to be taken apart and the offending item cleaned out - if you fancy trying this yourself then please ask again and we could talk you through it, Good luck :)
Posted on Apr 14, 2007
Chk out these: It seems the the bad smell comes from the motor. It could be because of a problem with the motor itself or because of a friction that cause the motor to warm up. Reason for this friction could be a piece of clothing that get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. Maybe. But only you can decide, if you're able to unplug the thing and take it apart. If you've had no experience doing this I would take the unit to a repair place for an estimate first. You can run the motor for a short while; get it off the wall socket, feel the motor to see if it has over-heated.
Posted on Apr 14, 2007
Hi maybe worth a look at this video
Posted on Apr 25, 2011
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