In order to repair the washing machine, you should have some knowledge that will help to understand the situation that has happened. But if we take into account that there is a lot of information on the topic on the Internet that can help solve the problem, then you can take on the task yourself. Repair can be carried out according to the instructions.
Bosch washing machines (Bosch) are among the most popular in the domestic market. These are high-quality devices with which there are not so many problems. But even the most sophisticated devices are likely to be damaged. Therefore, we must be prepared for this. So that information about the repair of machines must be available.
The article below will provide information on how you can repair the Bosch washing machine yourself.
- 1 Diagnostics
2 Repair Bosch washing machine do it yourself
- 2.1 Making a technological hook do it yourself
3 Replacing the drain pump in Bosch washing machines
- 3.1 Self pump replacement
- 3.2 Common mistakes
The latest models of Bosch washing machine manufacturers allow users conduct a special test for any problems and deficiencies for repairs. The algorithm of such a test for repair is as follows:
- First you need to close the boot.
- Then put the program selector in the "Off" position.
- After two seconds of waiting, you need to put the selector in the "Spin" position (usually the lowest position).
- The Start button indicator should flash.
- After that, you need to press the "Spin Turns" button, and without removing your finger from it. The Start button indicator flashes again.
- After that, you need to install the program selector on the program "Drain".
- Then you should remove your finger from the “Spin Turns” button and, using the program selector, already find and select the object that you want to test.
An engine test for possible repair can be started by selecting multiple positions. Usually this three or four. In the event that during the test diagnostics there are problems with the rotation of the drum, this will indicate that there are problems with the motor directly. But the inability to conduct a diagnostic test will indicate failures in the control board, and not in the engine, which will require repair of this board.
Repair Bosch washing machine do it yourself
Most often, repair work related to washing machines from this manufacturer boils down to the fact that the unit needs to be replaced. Replacing the electric motor will be the way out of the situation is not in all cases. Dismantling engine can be produced by the user himself. This is done in order for the user to take the electric motor to a service center for examination by specialists and subsequent repair.
You can try to repair the electric motor of the washing machine yourself. This will, of course, be much less expensive than purchasing a new electric motor. If this procedure, repair, will be carried out by a specialist with the necessary qualifications, then you can be sure that the electric motor of the washing machine will continue to work. But, if the user does not possess the necessary knowledge in this area, then all that is in his power is electric motor removaland then installing it, but not all repairs. In Bosch washing machines, to carry out this procedure, you should proceed as follows:
- First you must remove the plug from the outlet.
- Then you need to unscrew the screws and remove the top and service panel. A number of models will have to clean and back.
- Then you need to remove the V-belt.
- After that, disconnect the electrical connector of the engine.
- And after that, you need to remove the engine, previously unscrewing the bolts that secure it.
- If you want to put the engine back - new or repaired - you need to use the same instruction, following the steps in the reverse order.
In some cases, repair Bosch washing machine is carried out by removing the dashboardwhere are the connectors and plugs. Most often, users who have no experience with this simply disable them. But this is undesirable. Firstly, connecting all these connectors back is not at all as easy as it may seem. Secondly, the mechanical impact may adversely affect the further work of connectors and plugs. It is better to use a device called a technological hook for this operation. This adaptation can be made and most.
Making a technological hook do it yourself
In order to make the technological hook yourself unheated steel wirewhose diameter will be at least 3 mm. From it is required to cut off about 30 centimeters. They put a cambric on this piece. It should be longer than the wire, on each side at least a centimeter. Then it is necessary to retreat from each end of the wire about 6 or 7 centimeters in order to make rounded bends.
The resulting hook is hung on the side panel. This device is designed to hang on it dashboard. It turns out that the panel will hang on one side on this device, and on the other - on wires. This is done so that it is possible not to turn off the indicators and the electronic programmer once again.
Replacing the drain pump in Bosch washing machines
With the help of self-diagnostics of the washing machine, you can without any problems check pump for its malfunction. Modern washing machines detect such problems on their own, which they can notify the user with a special signal.
If you still found a problem with the pump, you should understand the problem itself. In that case, if the problem can be resolved by cleaning the drain filter, then the difficulties with the pump itself will not arise. But there are cases when such cleaning does not allow to cope with the problem. In such cases, you will need to replace the drain pump completely.
Self pump replacement
Replacing the pump with Bosch machines is a very complicated procedure that requires attentiveness and compliance with all regulations and advice. The easiest way is call a specialist from the service center, which can easily repair and replace the drain pump. But the call is not always possible, there may be different reasons. Therefore, you can try to replace the drain pump yourself.
In order to replace the pump will have to start to remove the front panel. Removing the panel is quite simple. Need to remove the compartment for detergents. Then you need to find and unscrew the screw, which is located in the lower right corner. After this action you should proceed to the removal of the bottom panel. To do this, unscrew the screw, which is located next to the filter, and then the screws under the panel.
After the above procedures, you need to remove the cuff door hatch. This manipulation implies some difficulties. To start should take off the hoop fixing the cuff. This can be done using a screwdriver. After that, it will not be so difficult to dismantle the cuff. The main thing - to avoid any damage, otherwise later have to change the cuff. Removing the front panel will be completely easy. You just need to pull it over. So the user gets access to the internal parts of the washing machine.
A very important point is the fact that before replacing the drain pump should disconnect the wires leading to the hatch lock. The location of the pump - the lower part of the washing machine. In order to get the pump, you just need to unscrew the three screws on the back of the pump. After that, the pump should be replaced. Reassemble in the reverse order..
From the instruction manual of your Bosch washing machine (Bosch) you can find out that such a procedure as the replacement of the drain pump is not is a very difficult event, especially if it is performed by a person who has already worked with washing machines of this manufacturer.
But it cannot be argued that self-repair is not associated with the presence of any errors. Most often problems arise with manipulations with the hatch cuff. The fact is that casual cuffing can lead to unpleasant consequences. Damage causes this part to malfunction, requiring its replacement.
Contacts are also vulnerable, largely due to the fact that they have to be connected and disconnected several times - if operations are performed carelessly, they lose integrity. All of the above errors lead to unstable operation of the washing machine and poor-quality washing process, coupled with malfunctions.