How to Repair a Bosch Washer

Updated February 21, 2017

A Bosch washing machine can be convenient when stains and dirt wind up on clothing. When the washing machine isn't working properly, laundry can seem to pile up quickly. If you're having problems with your Bosch washing machine, there are several things you can do without calling a repairman. Repairmen or appliance technicians can cost a lot of money when they come out to look at your appliance. You can save a lot of money if you try your hand at an easy do-it-yourself job.

Go to the circuit box in your home and make sure that the break to your laundry room is set to "ON." If the breaker is not set to "ON," reset it to get power going to your Bosch washing machine.

Look over the washing machine for any loose wires coming from the control panel. If you find loose wires, unplug the washer and call a technician to come and check out the machine.

Go to the water supply valves on the side of your laundry room. Turn them all the way to the left so they are open fully. If the water supply lines aren't open, water will not be able to get inside the washer.

Check the agitator inside the washing machine. Turn it clockwise to make sure that it is all the way in. A loose agitator will mean that your clothing will not be as clean.

Turn on the washer and listen to the motor. If the motor sounds like it is overworking itself, you may have a broken belt. Open the back of the washer by removing the screws holding it on. Replace the belt to the motor pulley and the transmission pulley on the bottom of the basket if needed.

Inspect the drain hose to make sure there are no clogs if your washer will not drain. Remove the back panel of the washer and take the drain hose off of the washer's pump. Clear the clog and replace it on the unit if needed.


Do not try to repair your Bosch washer while it is plugged into the wall.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement parts (see Resources)
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Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.