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How do I Work a Bosch 1400 Washing Machine?

Updated February 21, 2017

A Bosch 1400 washer is a front-loading machine intended for domestic use only. It is suitable for machine washable fabrics, but one of its wash cycles is designed specifically for hand washable wool. It uses water from the domestic cold drinking water supply combined with any detergent and fabric care substance that are suitable for washing machine use. Its maximum and minimum spin speeds are 1400 and 600 revolutions per minute respectfully. The washer also features a rinse hold, facility which means laundry will remain in rinse water until the user chooses to drain and spin the load.

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  1. Divide the washing into loads according to the care instructions on each item.

  2. Ensure each load includes both large and small items.

  3. Place the first load to be washed in the machine drum.

  4. Close the door firmly, but make sure you do not trap any items between it and the rubber seal.

  5. Pull the detergent drawer open. It is on the top left of the machine's front.

  6. Place the recommended amount of detergent in dispenser II and fabric conditioner in dispenser III. If the program includes a pre-wash, detergent should also be placed in dispenser I.

  7. Close the detergent drawer.

  8. Turn the program selector - on the machine's front above the door - to the program you wish to use.

  9. Select any additional function you wish to use. These include:

  10. SpeedPerfect - described by Bosch as "washing in a shorter time with a washing outcome comparable to that of the standard programme."

  11. EcoPerfect - an energy-saving option.

  12. Reduced Ironing - This enables a special spin sequence with an increased level of moisture left in the laundry.

  13. Aqua Plus - This function raises the water level in the drum and adds an extra rinse.

  14. Press the start button.

  15. Open the washing machine door and lift out the load unless rinse hold has been selected. In this case, turn the program selector to drain or choose a spin speed. Then press the start button again.

  16. Check the drum of your Bosch 1400 for any foreign objects.

  17. Leave both the washing machine door and the detergent drawer open so water left in the system can dry naturally.

  18. Turn the program selector to "off."

  19. Tip

    Use a chlorine-free cleaning agent to remove any rust stains from the washing machine's drum. The control panel should be kept clean with the use of a soft damp cloth. Careful use of the correct amount of detergent will reduce the need to descale your Bosch 1400.


    Never use steel wool to clean any part of your Bosh 1400 washing machine. Never clean the machine's control panel with abrasive cloths, scourers or cleaning agents. Never use a jet of water to clean the control panel.

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About the Author

Neil Greenlees

Belfast-based Neil Greenlees was made redundant in March 2009 after working as a reporter for 26 years. For most of his career he was a senior journalist with ''The Ulster Star," a weekly newspaper covering the Lisburn and South Belfast areas. Greenlees holds the National Council for the Training of Journalists Pre-Entry Certificate.

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