Bosch Washing Machine Filter [How To, Problems & Solutions]

This detailed guide gives you all the information you need on Bosch washing machine filters…

Do Bosch Washing Machines Have Filters?

Your Bosch washing machine has two types of filters; the lint filter and the water inlet filter. The lint filter is found at the lower front section of your machine dirt and lint from clogging the pump.

On the other hand, the inlet filter can be found inside the water port at the back of your machine. This filter prevents any dirt in the water supply from getting into the machine.

The video below shows you how to clean the lint filter in your Bosch washing machine…

Bosch Washing Machine Filter Stuck — How To Fix

If your Bosch washing machine filter won’t open, it indicates that an object is blocking the cover from turning. Here’s how to fix this issue.

Step 1. Make sure your machine is disconnected from the power outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrical damage.

Step 2. Pry the lower front access panel off the cabinet and set it aside. Pull the emergency drain hose out of the retainer.

Step 3. Place a container under the hose. Pull the cap off the emergency drain hose, then drain out any water stuck in the machine. Put the hose’s cap back on.

Step 4. Go to the back of your washing machine and use a Torx screwdriver to loosen the bolts securing the top panel. Slide the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.

Step 5. Pull the soap tray out, then press the tab to release it from the housing. Set the soap tray aside.

Step 6. Use your Torx screwdriver to remove the screws holding the control panel to the front of the cabinet. Pry the control panel off the cabinet using a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 7. Note the positioning of the electrical connectors attached to the panel, then unplug each one. Set the control panel aside.

Step 8. Open the door of your washing machine. Loosen the nuts holding the door lock to the front of the cabinet.

Step 7. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, carefully pry the metal band off the door boot seal (take care not to puncture the sea).

Step 8. Peel the door boot seal off the front panel. Using your Torx screwdriver, remove the bolts at the bottom and top of the front panel.

Step 9. Carefully lift the entire front panel off the cabinet and set it aside. Spread a rag on the floor of the cabinet near the drain pump.

Step 10. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the clamps on the hoses attached to the pump assembly, then slide them out of place. Pull each hose off the drain pump.

Step 11. Using your needle-nosed pliers, pull out any obstructions you may feel inside the drain pump ports.

Step 12. Once you’re sure that the obstruction has been cleared, reconnect the hoses to the pump assembly, then secure them with the spring clamps. Try opening the pump filter cover by turning it.

Step 13. Lift the front panel and snap it onto the front of the machine. With your Torx screwdriver, apply the screws at the top and bottom of the panel.

Step 14. Mount the lower front access panel onto the cabinet. Open your machine’s door, then push the door lock assembly back into place. With your Torx screwdriver, apply the nuts to secure the lock to the cabinet.

Step 15. Fit the door gasket around the front panel. Fit the retaining wire around the door gasket using your flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 16. Plug each wire harness back into its appropriate terminal on the control board. Mount the control panel on the cabinet, the use your Torx screwdriver to apply the screws.

Step 17. Slide the detergent tray back into the dispenser. Place the top panel on the machine, then apply the screws at the back to secure it.

Step 18. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then run a wash cycle to ensure that everything works properly.

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How To Replace Bosch Washing Machine Inlet Filter — Quick Fix

To replace the inlet filter in your Bosch washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage and water leaks, make sure to disconnect your washing machine from the outlet and turn the water supply faucet off before starting this repair.

Step 2. Using a pair of pliers, unscrew the water supply hose from the port at the back of your machine (ensure that you keep a rag nearby in case water spills out of the hose).

Step 3. With a pair of needle-nosed pliers, pull out the mesh filter from the inlet port at the back of your machine.

Step 4. Discard the old filter and take the new one out of its packaging. Push the new inlet filter into the port using your pliers.

Step 5. Reconnect the water supply hose to the inlet port (ensure that you secure the hose properly in order to prevent water leaks).

Step 6. Turn your washing machine’s water supply faucet back on, then plug the power cord back into the outlet. To make sure everything works properly, try running a cycle.

Bosch Washing Machine Filter Leaking — Solution

If your Bosch washing machine filter is leaking, it indicates that the filter isn’t properly secured. If you’ve ensured that the filter is properly locked, the issue lies with the filter seal. In order to stop the leakage, you’ll need to replace the entire lint filter. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Prevent electrical damage by unplugging your machine’s power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Pry the lower front access panel off your machine and set it aside, unscrew the old lint filter and discard it.

Step 3. Remove your new washing machine lint filter from its packaging and screw it in place. Snap the lower front access panel onto the cabinet.

Step 4. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the outlet, then try running a cycle to ensure that the leak has stopped.

Note: To learn how to fix leaks in your Bosch washing machine, read this article.