Is your Bosch washing machine beeping? If so, this guide explains the causes of these beeps, and gives you steps on how to solve them…
Bosch Washing Machine Beeping With Key Symbol — Solved
Is your Bosch washing machine beeping and showing a key symbol on the display? This indicates that the Child Lock feature is activated.
Child Lock prevents anyone from changing the machine’s settings during wash cycles. To deactivate Child Lock, simply press and hold the start button until the key light goes out.
Bosch Washing Machine Beeping When Finished — Solution
To stop your Bosch washing machine beeping when finished, here are the steps you’ll need to take…
Step 1. Plug your washing machine into the electrical outlet, then turn the appliance on.
Step 2. Turn the selector knob to the Cotton setting. While pressing the Start Reload button, turn the selector knob to the setting below Cotton.
Step 3. Press the Finish button repeatedly until it shows 0 on the display (this will mute the machine when wash cycles are completed).
Step 4. Turn your machine’s selector knob to the Off indicator to save the settings.
Bosch Washing Machine Beeping And Not Spinning — Causes
If your Bosch washing machine is beeping and not spinning, here are the issues you should look for…
1. Damaged Drive Belt
If your Bosch washing machine is beeping and not spinning, the drive belt may have gone bad. To check the belt, use a Torx screwdriver to loosen the bolts securing the rear access panel.
If the drive belt around the two pulleys is worn or broken, it will need to be replaced. To learn how to do this, read this article.
2. Defective Motor
If your Bosch washing machine isn’t spinning, the fault may be from the drive motor. If the motor gets damaged, the drum will be unable to turn at all. To learn how to replace a failed washing machine drive motor, click here.
3. Damaged Bearings
If your Bosch washing machine isn’t spinning, it could be as a result of damaged bearings. The drum bearings hold the inner tub shaft to the outer tub and help the drum spin smoothly.
To check if the bearings have gone bad, unplug the machine from the power outlet and try rotating the drum by hand to see if it spins smoothly. If the drum doesn’t spin, you’ll need to replace the bearings. To learn how to do this, click here.
4. Control Board Failure
If your Bosch washing machine isn’t spinning, it could be an issue with the control board. To replace a failed control board in your Bosch washing machine, read this guide.
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Bosch Washing Machine Beeping And Showing E18 — How To Fix
Is your Bosch washing machine beeping and showing E18? this indicates that something is preventing your machine from filling. Here are the causes of this issue…
1. Water Faucet Isn’t On
This one is very obvious. If your Bosch washing machine isn’t filling, the first thing you should do is ensure that the water supply faucet is fully opened.
2. Clogged Inlet Filters
There are filters inside the water inlet ports at the back of the machine. Over time, dirt and grime may accumulate in the filters and clog them. To learn how to clean the inlet filters in your Bosch washing machine, click here.
3. Broken Inlet Valve
Another common thing that could prevent your machine from filling is a damaged water inlet valve. The inlet valve mounted inside the machine controls the flow of the water.
If this valve gets damaged, your machine may not fill, or in some cases, overfill. To learn how to replace a damaged water inlet valve in your Bosch washing machine, read this article.
Bosch Washing Machine Beeping During Cycle — Solved
If your Bosch washing machine Is beeping in the middle of a cycle, it indicates that your machine is trying to drain water. If your machine isn’t draining, here are the issues to look for…
1. Pump Filter Is Clogged
Most front loader washing machines have a drain pump filter at the lower front section. Over time, dirt and lint from clothes accumulate in the filter and clog the pump.
If the filter gets clogged, your machine will be unable to drain out any water. To learn how to clean a clogged washing machine drain pump filter, click here.
2. Faulty Pump Assembly
Your Bosch washing machine will not be able to drain out any water if the pump assembly gets damaged. If your machine still doesn’t drain after cleaning the pump filter, you’ll need to replace the drain pump. To learn how to do this, click here.