Is your Bosch washing machine leaving marks on clothes? This detailed guide explains the causes of this issue, and provides steps on how to resolve them…
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Bosch Washing Machine Leaving Marks On Clothes — Solved
Is your Bosch washing machine leaving marks on clothes? If so, here are the issues to look for…
1. Lint Build-Up
If your Bosch washing machine leaves marks on your clothes, it could be as a result of lint built-up in the pump filter. Over time, lint and debris accumulate in the pump filter. In order to prevent drain blockage and dirt on your clothes, it is advised that you clean the filter every few months. To learn how to do this, click here.
2. Dirty Door Gasket
If you notice dirt marks on you clothes after washing, it could be as a result of dirt gathering in the door boot seal. Here are the steps you should take to clean the door gasket…
Step 1. Open your washing machine’s door.
Step 2. Dip a rag in some white vinegar or chlorine bleach (this will help kill mould and remove foul smells).
Step 3. Use the rag to clean the door gasket thoroughly. Ensure that you clean the grooves off the gasket.
Step 4. Once you’ve cleaned the seal thoroughly, leave the machine’s door open for a while in order to let the seal air out.
3. Damaged Drum Baffles
If all the methods above didn’t help you, the final thing you should check is the drum baffles. The baffles in the tub push your clothes as the drum spins. If one of the baffles gets damaged, you may begin to see marks on your clothes.
Please keep in mind that damaged drum baffles aren’t a very common issue, so only attempt the following procedure as a last resort…
Step 1. In order to prevent water leaks and electrical damage, it is advised that you unplug your machine’s power cord 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. Use a Torx screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the rear access panel to the cabinet. Pull the panel off the machine, then set it aside.
Step 4. Take the drive belt off the two pulleys, then set it aside. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the panel backwards about an inch, then lift it off the machine.
Step 5. Pull the detergent drawer out of the housing, then press the tab inside to completely release it.
Step 6. With your Torx screwdriver, loosen the screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Pry the panel off the machine (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed).
Step 7. Unplug the wire harnesses attached to the control board (ensure that you take note of where each plug goes). Set the control panel aside.
Step 8. Pry your machine’s lower front access panel off, then set it aside. Open your machine’s door and loosen the bolts holding the door lock using a Torx screwdriver.
Step 9. With a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, take the metal wire off the door gasket (take care not to puncture the gasket).
Step 10. With your screwdriver, loosen the bolts holding the entire front panel (there should be about four screws at the top and bottom of the panel).
Step 11. Carefully lift the entire front panel off the cabinet, then set it aside. With a 13mm socket wrench, loosen the bolts holding the two front and top counter-weights to the tub assembly. Lift each weight off carefully, then set them aside.
Step 12. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the clamp holding the detergent dispenser hose to the tub assembly, then slide it out of place. Pull the dispenser hose off the drum.
Step 13. Go to the back of the machine and disconnect the wire harness attached to the drive motor assembly. With your socket wrench, loosen the bolts holding the motor to the bottom of the tub.
Step 14. Carefully pull the motor assembly out of the cabinet and set it aside. Spread a rag under the tub.
Step 15. Loosen the screw-clamp on the sump hose at the bottom of the tub. Pull the hose off the tub (some water may spill out).
Step 16. Note the positioning of the electrical connectors attached to the heating element, then unplug each one.
Step 17. Use a 10mm socket wrench to loosen the bolt holding heating element at the bottom of the tub. Slide the element out of the housing, then set it aside.
Step 18. Use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to release the air pressure dome from the retainer at the side of the tub.
Step 19. With your 13mm socket wrench, loosen the upper mounting bolts securing the two shock absorbers to the bottom of the tub assembly. Pull the two shock absorbers off the tub.
Step 20. Lift the two suspension springs at the top of the tub, the unhook them from the cabinet. Guide the tub assembly out of the cabinet carefully.
Step 21. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the inner retaining wire off the door gasket and set it aside. Peel the door gasket off the drum and set it aside.
Step 22. Use your Torx screwdriver to loosen the bolts holding the two halves of the drum together. Lift the upper half of the outer tub off the assembly, then set it aside.
Step 23. Turn the tub assembly upside-down, then use a socket wrench to loosen the bolt holding the drive pulley. Take the pulley wheel off the tub.
Step 24. Turn the tub assembly over again, then lift the inner drum out of the assembly.
Step 25. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screws holding each of the baffles to the inner drum. Pull each baffle out of the tub, then set them aside.
Step 26. Remove your new washing machine drum baffles from the packaging. Snap each baffle into the inner tub, then apply all the screws using a screwdriver.
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Step 27. Lower the inner tub into the lower half of the outer tub. Turn the assembly over, then put the drive pulley back on. Secure the pulley by applying the bolt with your socket wrench.
Step 28. Turn the drum assembly over and put the front half of the tub back on. Use your Torx screwdriver to apply all the bolts around the drum.
Step 29. Fit the door gasket around the drum opening. Secure the gasket by fitting the inner retaining band using a flat-blade screwdriver.
Step 30. Attach the two suspension springs to the tub. Guide the tub back into the cabinet. Lift the two suspension springs and hook them into the mounts on the tub.
Step 31. Snap each of the two shock absorbers into the mounts at the bottom of the tub, then apply the upper bolts using your 13mm socket wrench.
Step 32. Reconnect the sump hose to the port at the bottom of the tub, then secure it by tightening the screw-clamp.
Step 33. Slide the heating element into the housing at the bottom of your tub. Using your 10mm socket wrench, apply the heating element bolt.
Step 34. Reconnect each wire harness to its appropriate terminal on the element. Go to the back of the machine, then mount the drive motor at the bottom of the tub. Secure the motor assembly by applying the bolts.
Step 35. Plug the wire connector into the terminal on the motor assembly. Loop the drive belt around the two pulley wheels (ensure that the grooved side is turned inwards).
Step 36. Snap the air pressure dome into the retainer at the side of the tub. Reconnect the detergent dispenser hose to the port at the top of the drum, then slide the retaining clamp into place to secure it.
Step 37. Carefully mount the two counter-weights onto the top and front of the drum. Apply the bolts to the weights using your 13mm socket wrench.
Step 38. Lift the front panel carefully and snap it back onto the cabinet. With your Torx screwdriver, apply the screws at the bottom and top of the panel.
Step 39. Snap the lower front access cover onto the panel. Move the detergent dispenser assembly back into place.
Step 40. Reconnect the wire harnesses to their appropriate terminals on the control board. Snap the panel onto the front of the machine, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply all the screws.
Step 41. Slide the soap tray into the detergent dispenser. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then apply the screws at the back with your screwdriver.
Step 42. Open your washing machine’s door. Push the door lock assembly back into place, then apply the bolts to secure it.
Step 43. Carefully fit the door gasket around the front panel. Using either a pair of needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver, fit the outer retaining wire around the door gasket.
Step 44. Reconnect the water supply hose to the port at the back of the machine (in order to prevent water leaks, ensure that the hose is properly secured).
Step 45. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then turn the water supply faucet back on. To ensure that the problem has been fixed, try running a cycle.