Is your Bosch washing machine jumping around? If so, this guide gives you steps on what to do…
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Bosch Washing Machine Jumping Around — Solved
Is your Bosch washing machine jumping around? If so, look for the following issues…
1. Loose Counter-Weight
The counter-weights are mounted at the front and top of the tub assembly. If the weights aren’t properly secured, your machine will jump around a lot when spinning. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to tighten your machine’s counter-weights…
Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrical damage, make sure your washing machine is disconnected from the outlet before starting this repair.
Step 2. With a Torx screwdriver, loosen the screws holding the top panel to the cabinet. Slide the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.
Step 3. Pull the detergent tray out of the dispenser and press the tab inside to release it from the housing.
Step 4. Use your screwdriver to loosen the nuts holding the control panel to the front of the cabinet. Pry the panel off the cabinet.
Step 5. Take note of the positioning of the electrical connectors attached to the control board. Unplug each wire connector from the control board, then set the panel aside.
Step 6. Pry your machine’s lower front access panel off and set it aside. Open the door of the machine, then use your Torx screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the door lock to the cabinet.
Step 7. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the wire around the door gasket, then work it around until the wire comes off. Peel the door boot seal off the panel.
Step 8. With your Torx screwdriver, loosen the screws at the bottom and top of the front panel. Lift the panel upwards, then lift it off the machine.
Step 9. Use a 13mm socket wrench to tighten the bolts securing the front counter-weight to the drum.
Step 10. Use your socket wrench to properly secure the bolts holding the top counter-weight to the tub assembly.
Step 11. Lift the front panel and snap it onto the cabinet. With your Torx screwdriver, apply the screws at the top and bottom of the panel. Snap the lower front access panel onto the cabinet.
Step 12. Plug each electrical connector into its appropriate terminal on the control board. Mount the control panel on the cabinet, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the screws
Step 13. Slide the soap tray into the housing. Put the top panel on the cabinet, then apply the screws at the back using your screwdriver.
Step 14. Open the machine’s door and push the door lock back into place. Secure the door lock by applying the screws using your Torx screwdriver.
Step 15. Carefully fit the door gasket around the front panel. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to fit the wire around the door gasket.
Step 16. Reconnect your washing machine to the electrical outlet, then ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.
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2. Legs Aren’t Balanced
If your Bosch washing machine jumps around when spinning, you should check the legs. Use a spirit level tool to ensure that all the legs of the machine are equal.
If the machine’s legs aren’t balanced, simply tilt the appliance backwards, then use a spanner to adjust as needed. In order to help your machine stay balanced, it is also advised that you keep the appliance on a firm, even surface.
3. Broken Spider Arm Assembly
The spider arm assembly is attached to the back of the inner tub. If this assembly gets broken, your machine will jump around when spinning.
To see if the spider arm is damaged, unplug your machine from the outlet and try rotating the drum by hand. If you hear a sound of something broken, you’ll need to replace the spider arm. To learn how to do this, read this guide.
4. Shock Absorbers Damaged
The shock absorbers at the bottom of the tub assembly prevent the washing machine from shaking excessively when spinning. If you notice your machine jumping around too much, it could be as a result of one of the shock absorbers going bad. To learn how to replace a shock absorber in your Bosch washing machine, click here.
5. Worn Drum Bearings
The final thing you should check if your machine jumps around a lot is the bearing assembly. To check your washer’s bearings, disconnect the power cord from the outlet and try rotating the drum by hand.
If the drum moves around too much, the bearings have been worn out, and need to be replaced. Learn how to replace your Bosch washing machine bearings by reading this guide.