Question about Bosch Nexxt 500 WFMC3301 Front Load Washer
REMOVED CAP... TOOK OUT OBSTRUCTION AND STILL WONT DRAIN
It is a common fault that the drain fails to work in
most machines in a period of time and is the most problematic fault in a
washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most
important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If
you have noticed that water has leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and
fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you
look for possible leaks here. In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at
the drain end to outlet of the house and so there will be back flushing
resulting in overflow to the outside. Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged.
Now remove the drain hose clamps and remove the drain pump/valve, clean the
drain pump/valve, use back flushing to clear off all dirt. Now test using power
to see if this works and can be simulated. When refitting, the hose must be tightened
properly. If the pump/valve does not work even with power then it must be
replaced. If there is intermittent power
to the drain valve/pump then the program controller unit is a suspect.
Cleaning a pump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKjKi50YBpI&NR=1&feature=fvwp
Finally the washer must be placed with a tilt- use a spirit level- so that all water will drain to the outlet port and thereby there is no residual water remaining.
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Posted on Jun 03, 2013
SOURCE: washing machine is not draining
Your drain pump is probably dead. Advice: do not believe anyone who tells you that it is a pain to replace on BOSCH! I just did it myself in less than 45 minutes and thereby saved about $200.
You need to order the part-> go to the BOSCH website and identify the exact model and part number for your machine. I ordered mine from www.appliancepartspros.com/Bosch-Parts.aspx.
The part arrived at my home this morning-it took 2 business days. I called to double check I had the right part and the CS person was very nice and helpful.
Then, beating the odds I did the following with just a pair of pliers and a screw driver:
1- unplug the washing machine (of course)
2- drain any water that could be left in it using the small black drain hose located behind the front bottom door (probably on the right)
3- lie your washing machine on its back-put a piece of wood long enough to cross the width of your machine and it will save your fingers- you will need some thigh and **** muscles as it is a little heavy (but I am a woman and did it without help)
4- remove the bottom front panel of your washer (2 screws)
5- remove the screw holding your pump (above the filter)
6- lying down on the floor, unplug the wires at the back of the pump"s motor
7- using your pliers loosen the braces that hold each of the 2 hoses, and slide them down along the hoses (easier this way)
8- take out the hoses- the pump will drop into your hand
9- place the new unit by screwing it to the front of the machine's casing
10- plug back the wires
11- reposition the hoses making sure that the braces are tightened around the hose + each of the 2 plastic tubes that stick from the pump
12- tilt your machine back up
13- plug your machine
14- you are ready for your first load adn have saved $200 :-)!
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
Something will be jamming the drain pump (no surprise there).
Some Bosch w/m's have a base plate, some don't.
Pull the w/m forward & tip it back against the wall at >45 degrees - should balance there easily. See if you can get underneath (inside).
If so, (power disconnected), remove the bottom kick plate area, and drop the drain pump back internally & down. Remove the wires & pipes (slowly, if there is still water to drain), and remove the pump. Dismantle it & remove the obstruction.
If there is a base plate, try for all hell to get the filter cap off.
Otherwise, you will have to put the w/m on its back, and unscrew the base plate (often, not an easy feat, as the screws are very still & jam).
Then follow above instructions.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
SOURCE: Bosch Maxx Classic wont drain
The correct procedure for removing the filter is to unscrew it anti clockwise, and pull it out.
If it does not come out, then it is possible that there is something stuck in the filter, or the filter seal has swollen
As you unscrew it, try moving it from side to side at the same as you are pulling on it, then screw it back in again, and try the same procedure.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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